Where in Los Angeles area of California to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: November 2014: Apples are in full swing!  Raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places, most blueberries and peaches are finished. Find a corn maze, hayride or pumpkin patch here. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Los Angeles area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Leona Valley has many more cherry orchards listed on this map.- The area even has its own website. Cherry Information Hotline (24 Hours): (661) 266-7116.  U-Pic Orchards are generally open June through July. Sweet cherries should be available for picking during the first week of June. Orchards will begin opening May 28th to June 4th. Cherry Parade is usually early to mid June (check their website)

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Los Angeles area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

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Los Angeles County

  • 5 Star Ranch U-Pick Cherries - cherries, porta-potties, picnic area
    40109 90th Street West, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-270-9101. Email: dan@5starranch.com. Open: June 16th until sold out; Hours: Weekends 8am to 3pm, Weekdays 8am to 1pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the 5 Freeway north to the 14 Freeway north towards Palmdale/Lancaster. Exit Palmdale Boulevard and turn Left (West). Drive straight approximately 10 miles to 90th Street West. Turn Left. Drive straight to 40109 90th Street West. Note: Palmdale Boulevard. turns into Elizabeth Lake Road at 10th Street West. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We have Bing and Rainier cherries! Nestled at 3200 ft.in beautiful Leona Valley California, where the climate is perfect for growing the finest cherries, lies 5 Star Ranch. Owned and operated by the Alpern family, Dan, Lisa, and kids Eric, Shannon and Scott, 5 Star Ranch provides to all the experience of picking fresh, ripe cherries right from the tree. 5 Star Ranch never uses sprays or pesticides, so our cherries are just as nature intended them. (UPDATED: June 04, 2012)
  • Amber's Cherry Farm - cherries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    9300 Leona Avenue, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-270-1919. Email: ambersfarm@roadrunner.com. Open: seven days a week 8am -5pm (Sunday till 3pm) until we sell out; Call us to make sure we've got ripe cherries before you come up; Weekday group appointments available. Directions: From Los Angeles: 5 freeway north to the 14 freeway north to Palmdale. Exit Palmdale Blvd. Turn left (west). Go 10 miles to Leona Valley and follow the orchard signs.  : Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in May, June. Open: Friday, . Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for private groups (e-mail for an appointment date ) Cherries: May 25-June 15 or until sold out. Access our website for harvest dates, maps, photos, etc or call us for voice recording giving u-pick harvest dates. Dates will vary so call or check our web site before coming up! Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 23, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: April 16, 2011)
  • Big John's Cherry Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, apricots, cherries,
    9258 Leona Avenue, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-270-9565. Email: upickfarm@dslextreme.com. And for a map to our farm, click here or see this page on their website! Crops are usually available in May, June, July. Open: Monday thru Friday 8 to 5; Saturday and Sunday 8 to 5; Important: You must call before you come to check on conditions for that day; There are times we May not be open in order for the fruit to ripen; We also May have sold out for the year. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. See this page for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Uses natural growing practices, Almonds, Lavender, Lilac, snacks and refreshments, restrooms. (UPDATED: May 23, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: May 10, 2008)
  • Brian Ranch Airport U*Pick Orchard - apples, apricots, cherries, grapes, nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    34810 Largo Vista Rd, Llano, CA 93544. Phone: 661-261-3216. Email: felice@brianranch.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 2 pm and by appointment, May 25 to October 31. Directions: One mile north of Pearblossom Hwy (SH 138), 25 miles east of Palmdale and 25 miles west of Victorville. Click here for a map on our website. Or for Google maps: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: August 23, 2013)
  • Cal Poly Pomona - strawberries
    4102 S. University Drive, Pomona, CA 91768. Phone: (909)869-4906. Email: dghostetler@csupomona.edu. Directions: Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch, Located just south of Temple Avenue; Use University Dr. or South Campus Dr. See this page for a map.  Open: Monday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Cal Poly Pomona will be starting their u-pick strawberries program this spring. It is adjacent to their Farm Store which offers a Trader Joes -like environment and many fruits/veggies/meats raised on the campus by students. In October they also have an amazingly huge pumpkin patch and festival. Payment: Cash, Credit cards.
  • The California Strawberry Festival - strawberries
    Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, California. Phone: 888-288-9242. Each year strawberry lovers unite for the premier outdoor event tempting any appetite for fun. The California Strawberry Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15 from 10 am to 6:30 pm each day. Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard – California's Strawberry Coast. Admission: $12 Adults, $5 Youth (5-12), $8 Seniors (63+), $8 Active Military and Dependents with ID, Children 4 and under are free. Take the FREE Strawberry Express. Get off the freeway, park and ride our shuttle.
  • CD Cherries - cherries, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    40722 90th Street West, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-622-7061. Alternate Phone: 661-917-4348. Email: dascas@roadrunner.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm for the month of June to pick during the week please call to set up an appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 18, 2011)
  • The Cherry House - cherries, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    10600 Leona Ave, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-622-4480. Email: info@upickcherryhouse.com. Open: from the second weekend in June and open until we are sold out; Please check our web site for current availability; Daily Hours are as follows: Monday to Friday from 8am to 1pm, Saturday from 8am to 5pm, Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located off highway 14, near Palmdale, CA. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Also includes Bright Ranch and Rhodes Orchard, purchased by the Cherry House..  (UPDATED: April 26, 2012)
  • Cherry Pit Ranch - PYO cherries, already-picked cherries, restrooms, picnic area
    40164 90th Street West, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Email: cherryfarmer@thecherrypitranch.com. Open: I haven't found anything about this orchard since 2009, and their website is now redirected to scam trash ads, so I think they must have gone out of business; their hours had been Weekdays from 9am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm; Cherries normally ripen the second week in June and last three weeks; Watch our website for exact ripening dates. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: See our website and click on the "Map & Address" index. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries normally ripen the first weekend in June and last only three weeks; Please email us and we'll email you a notification of ripening dates. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 23, 2014, JBS)  (UPDATED: July 31, 2009)
  • Copelands Cherry Ranch - Certified Organic, cherries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    9611 Leona Ave, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-270-1900. Fax: 661-270-9300. Email: copelandscherryranch@gmail.com. Open: Call or check website for Opening Day in June and check for End of Season in July - Open daily 8am to 5pm during Cherry Season! Check ranch status at our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Certified Organic by CCOF - USDA and CDFA. Muscovy Ducks added to organic plan and organic duck eggs for sale! All natural raw Leona Valley Honey produced and sold here. (UPDATED: February 13, 2012) (ADDED: April 19, 2010)
  • Hobart's Cherries - Cherries
    40121 95th Street West, Leona Valley CA 93551. Phone: 661-270-0342. Call for current days and hours we will be open, please call our daily-updated answering machine at:  As the oldest cherry orchard in the valley, we are proud to offer a variety of sweet and semi-sweet cherries from large, mature trees. Many of our trees are over 40 years old, and offer more cherries and shade than younger orchards. Amongst our 280 fruit trees, 70% are Bing sweet cherries, and the rest make up a wide mixture of varieties, including Royal and Queen Anne semi-sweets (great for pies and canning). No herbicides, insecticides, or pesticides have been used on our orchard. Please call before planning to visit, as our hours and days vary, Usually, we open at the end of May with sweet cherries, 8-5 on weekdays and 7-5 on weekends. We usually have cherries for 3-4 weeks, but may be closed certain days, in order to allow more cherries to ripen. On some of our busier days, we have had to close early, as all of the ripe fruit has been picked out. NOTE: Anyone picking more than 40 lbs of cherries can arrange a private appointment before or after normal business hours. The best way to do this is to leave a message on our answering machine, with your name and telephone number. 
  • JL Farms - cherries, porta-potties
    7651 East Avenue U, Littlerock, CA 93543. Phone: 661-944-9903. Email: jlfarms77u@hotmail.com. Open: Memorial weekend Saturday May 24 thru Monday May 26 from 8am to 4pm; Then Tuesday thru Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday / Sunday from 8am to 4pm The picking season should last for three to four weeks. Directions: From Los Angeles: Take the Golden State 5 Freeway, North to Antelope 14 Freeway (To Lancaster/Palmdale), take the Angeles Forest Freeway exit toward Pearblossom highway Stay straight on Pearblossom for 5 miles, turn right onto 138 Freeway, turn left onto 75th Street (2.8 miles), turn right onto E Avenue U. Click here for a map and directions. Rainier will be ready to pick; Lapin will be ready on May 31; Check website for updates or call. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 17, 2014)  (UPDATED: June 23, 2013)
  • Kenny O Design - flowers, pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce, gift shop
    7353 Clybourn av, sun valley, CA 91352. Phone: 818-759-7159. Fax: 818-759-7166. Email us at: kennyodesign@sbcglobal.net. Directions: 5 freeway north to Sunland Blvd south to Valerio make left to Clybourn av. we are located the corner of Valerio and Clybourn And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Tuesday thru Sunday 9 am to 5 pm Friday open till 7 pm Sunday hours are 10 am to 4 pm call for extended holiday hours October thru December pumpkin patch is open October 6 thru October 31 flower shop and nursery are open year round. cut flowers and arrangements available year round Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. tropical plants, bedding plants, banana trees, hanging baskets, indoor and outdoor plants.
  • Leona Valley Organics - cherries, Turkeys, Fresh eggs, porta-potties, farm animals
    39300 Bouquet Canyon Road, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-270-0990. Fax: 661-270-1304. Email: lvorganics@yahoo.com. Open: Call for farm hours  or visit the website: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 06, 2011)
  • M&M Peach Ranch - Certified Organic, cherries, peaches, U-Pick and already-picked produce
    48745 Three Points Road, Lake Hughes, CA 93532. Phone: 661-724-1398. Email: mmpeachranch@gmail.com. Open: Friday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Monday to Thursday, by appointment only. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Cherries: June; Ryan's Sunday Peaches: September Last Chance Peaches: Late September through October. Our peaches are cling-free! We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. OTCO Certified Organic. (ADDED: September 07, 2010) (UPDATED: September 27, 2010)
  • NorthSide U Pic em Sweet Cherries - cherries, restrooms
    9729 Northside Drive, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-270-1290. Email us at: fluhartys@adelphia.net. Directions: From Los Angeles, to the 14 Antelope Valley Freeway, Palmdale Blvd., west for 10 miles. Right on 90th Street West to Northside Drive. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June. Open: (2006 dates) June 17th-18th  from 8 am to 3 pm (Saturday & Sunday); June 24th-25th from 8 am to 3 pm (Saturday & Sunday) and July 1st-4th from 8 am to 3 pm (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday); Possibly July 8th-9th depending on the quantity of fruit. Payment: Cash, only. Family-owned and operated since 1986. We will be open on Father's Day, Sunday, by reservation only. Click here for: Life of a cherry; Hours open; Add Your Name To Their Mailing List  Directions, Meet the staff  Cherry pickers Nutritional facts about cherries  Cherry recipes 2004 Pictures.  
  • Rancho Lorena - nectarines, peaches, plums, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties
    32810 165th Street East, Llano, CA 93544. Phone: 661 944 1341. Email: blalockj@msn.com. Open: Seasonal August 1 to September 15 on Weekends only, call for hours. Directions: From Antelope Valley (Palmdale, Lancaster) From Freeway 14, East on Highway 138, turn right on 165th Street East, 2 miles to 32810 165th Street East. From Victorville From Freeway 15, West on Highway 18 to West on Highway 138, turn left on 165th Street East, 2 miles to 32810 165th Street East. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Next year, we should have pyo cherries in June 2013! (ADDED: May 19, 2012)
  • Sky Meadow Farms - No pesticides are used, apples, apricots, cherries, peaches, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    11212 Elizabeth Lake Road, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-270-9524. Open: Saturday And Sundays Only, from 9 am to 5 pm. - BE SURE TO CALL BEFORE YOU GO - AND SPEAK TO A LIVE PERSON - see the note below. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take the Antelope valley freeway 14 north Exit Palmdale Boulevard West keep going west till it changes to Elizabeth Lake Road Just 1 mile past 90th Street West Left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries - June Apricots -June - July Apple - August - November Peaches - September - October. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We also sell Firewood for camping, Barbequing, Smoking, and winter supply for heating. Oak fruit woods and Pine. (ADDED: July 02, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 17, 2010: "Apple Picking time is in full swing at Sky Meadow Farm in Leona Valley Calif. the apples are sweet and delicious you can pick from the tree, or buy a box from the red barn on the orchard. Its a beautiful farm with cows and all. There are many varieties of apples that ripen each week and last chance peaches as well, there season starts in September thru October if you get out on the weekend Sat.& Sun 9:00-5:00 you can pick apples meet the farmers and get recipes to make a yummy apple pie."
  • Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farms - cherries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    6989 Elizabeth Lake Road, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Email us at: info@upickcherries.com. Directions: 14 Freeway to Palmdale Blvd., west til it turns into Elizabeth Lake Road. At corner of Elizabeth Lake Road and Godde Hill Road. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
  • Windy Ridge Cherries - Cherries
    9811 Leona Avenue, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-270-9106.  Click here for a mapYou are welcome to call to find out about cherries, weather and orchard opening dates.  Email at wrcherries@antelecom.net . We will look forward to your visit.
  • Yingst Ranch - apricots, peaches, plums, pears, apples, and persimmons
    35349 80th Street East, Littlerock, CA, 93543. Phone: 661-944-2425. Open: June 15-October 30, 8am-5pm. Closed Mondays. Directions: From Pearblossom Hwy in Littlerock (CA Route 138) North on 80th St approx 1,000 feet. First ranch on left side of street. 8 miles east of Palmdale. U-pick and pre-picked stone and tree fruit.
    A visitor writes on October 04, 2014: "I found this web article that say that the farm is closing this past Labor Day"
  • Youngblood Farms - apples, peaches, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms
    7624 East Avenue U, Littlerock, CA 93543. Phone: 661-944-5823. Email: youngbloodfarms@mail.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 2 pm, Starting August 10,2013. Directions: Highway 138 to 75th Street East, left, to Avenue U, right, to 7624 East Avenue U, Littlerock, Ca, 93543. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Call for more information. (UPDATED: July 13, 2013) (ADDED: June 27, 2009) 

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Los Angeles County

  • The Cherry House - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, apricots, cherries, cucumbers, herbs/spices, peppers, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    10600 Leona Ave, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-622-4480. Fax: 661-270-9615. Email: info@upickcherryhouse.com. Open: Our gates open the first Saturday in June and will remain open till the last day in June; Please call towards the end of the month to ensure we are not sold out; Daily Hours are as follows: Monday to Friday 8am to 1pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to 3pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located off highway 14, near Palmdale, CA. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: April 18, 2011)
  • CJ's Organic Farm - Certified Organic, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, apples, asparagus, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lavender, lemons, melons, nectarines, onions, other berries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs
    10050 East Avenue, Little Rock, CA 93543. Phone: 818-800-6644. Alternate Phone: 818-800-6646. Email: cjsorganicfarm@gmail.com. Open: At the four point swap meet every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm; Available on Saturdays by appointments at the swap meet; Monday through Friday from 7am to 5 pm at the farm by appointment only; We are really busy at the farm, we do enjoy having visitors but we must insist that you call a head of time and let us know you are coming; Thank you. Directions: On the corner of 101st street. Call if you need directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer free organic-heirloom gardening classes. We deliver weekly food baskets of fresh harvested fruit and vegetables from the farm. We accept PayPal payments. (ADDED: June 14, 2013)
  • Forneris Farms - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Honey from hives on the farm, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    15200 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, CA 91345. Phone: 818-730-7709. Alternate Phone: 818-730-7761. Email: fornerisfarms@socal.rr.com. Open: Daily 9am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Located 20 minutes North of Los Angeles off the 405 freeway. Exit Rinaldi Street (either North or South). 1/4 miles East of Sepulveda Blvd on Rinaldi Street. Click here for a map and directions. Celebrating 45 years of Growing Greatness! A FarmTastic Celebration: October 9 through November 7, 2010. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Live Entertainment and Refreshment Stand on Weekends only, during the Fall Harvest Festival. See website for Entertainment listing and other events. Farm grown, and fresh picked daily!. (UPDATED: October 05, 2010)
  • Whalleys Orchard - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, apples, apricots, cherries, cucumbers, nectarines, peaches, persimmons, plums, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    36275 87th Street East, Littlerock,, CA 93543. Phone: 661-480-6454. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We grown everything we sell. We have a large variety of apples, peach, plums, plouts, and other seasonal fruit. Check our website whalleysorchard.com to see what is in season and hours of operation. (ADDED: July 13, 2012)

Horse Rides and More:

Los Angeles County

  • Dude's Ranch - Horse trails (guided), Horse ranches, Dude ranches / Guest ranches, horse leasing, lessons, Western riding equipment & instruction, Lunches offered, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Beautiful rural setting, beginners riding lessons, restrooms
    , Acton, CA 93510. Phone: 661-269-2473. Alternate Phone: (661) 208-1868. Email: info@dudesranch.com. Open: Call or see our website for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: March 21, 2010)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Los Angels County

  • Al-Salam Farms - poultry
    3980 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Phone: 323-267-1857. Government authorized Halal. It is zabihah halal. You can pick your own chicken and have it hand slaughtered. (Note: Eewww!  Some things I don't wanna see.. But, I guess it's better than store bought. )
  • CJ's Organic Farm - Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs, Fresh eggs
    10050 East Avenue, Little Rock, CA 93543. Phone: 818-800-6644. Alternate Phone: 818-800-6646. Email: cjsorganicfarm@gmail.com. Open: At the four point swap meet every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm; Available on Saturdays by appointments at the swap meet; Monday through Friday from 7am to 5 pm at the farm by appointment only; We are really busy at the farm, we do enjoy having visitors but we must insist that you call a head of time and let us know you are coming; Thank you. Directions: On the corner of 101st street. Call if you need directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer free organic-heirloom gardening classes. We deliver weekly food baskets of fresh harvested fruit and vegetables from the farm. We accept PayPal payments. We sale starts from seeds collected from our heirloom plants. (ADDED: June 14, 2013)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Los Angeles County

  • The Cherry House - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Business outings, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Linens and table silverware are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Cherry Orchard, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Valet parking can be arranged, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    10600 Leona Ave, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-622-4480. Fax: 661-270-9615. Email: info@upickcherryhouse.com. Open: Year Round. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located off highway 14, near Palmdale, CA. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Petting Zoo, Tractor Rides, On site concessions, Large Picnic Area. (UPDATED: April 18, 2011)

Local Honey Sources:

Los Angeles County

  • The Cherry House - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Wildflower honey, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    10600 Leona Ave, Leona Valley, CA 93551. Phone: 661-622-4480. Fax: 661-270-9615. Email: info@upickcherryhouse.com. Open: Honey is available year round; You can purchase honey at our stand during normal hours; During off season (July - May) Honey can be ordered by email or phone;. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located off highway 14, near Palmdale, CA. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: April 18, 2011)

Winery, Brewery and Distillery Tours and Tastings:

Los Angeles County

  • Cal Wine Cellars Inc. - Winery, Tastings/sampling (fee unknown),
    1523 E. 1st Street Ste. A, Long Beach, CA 90802. Phone: 562-283-3198. Email: sales@calwinecellars.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1523 E. 1st Street Ste. A, Long Beach, CA, 90802, USA. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . At ‘Cal Wine Cellars,’ we offer you daily, the latest and best wine deals across California! We connect wine enthusiasts with outstanding wineries, wine adventures, wine bars, restaurants, craft breweries and wine tasting passes in the region. Our lucrative deals allow you to make the most of your money, while attending wine tasting events or taking wine tours, across California! To find out more about us please visit Cal Wine Cellars Inc. and Cal Wine Cellars Inc About Us.. Cal Wine Cellars finds you the latest wine tasting deals and experiences to local wineries, wine bars, restaurants and wine events in California. (ADDED: February 10, 2014)
  • Reyes Winery - Winery, Red wine, White wine, Rose, Fortified wine, Tours of the actual production facility, Reservations required for tours, Fee for tours, Group tours, Tasting/sampling for a fee, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No children under 18 please, gift shop, restrooms, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    10262 Sierra highway, Agua Dulce, CA 91390. Phone: 661-268-1865. Email: info@reyeswinery.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. . Please look at our events page for upcoming events or to book a reservation for our tour of the vineyard, barrel room and art gallery...http://reyeswinery.com/events. Because of a passion for wine and winemaking, Robert Reyes envisioned having a small vineyard to produce small amounts of ultra premium wines for family and friends. However, in 2002 when he purchased the beautiful piece of land where the vineyard is located today, the vision changed from a personal hobby to a winery. The 16-acre vineyard was personally planted by Robert Reyes and the Reyes family in April of 2004, and consists of five popular grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Muscat. The first crop was harvested in 2005, and produced a very small amount. While the winery went through the rigorous permit process in Los Angeles County, the vineyard matured, and the quality of the fruit progressively improved significantly with each subsequent vintage. This led to better, more robust and elegant wines. The winery has produced some blends and created four award-winning dessert wines, a White Port (White Delight), 2 red Ports (Agua Dulce Delight) and Sweet Serenity ( a Muscat port) as well as a great Rose. The winery is located in Northern Los Angeles County, California, in the small town of Agua Dulce, only 45 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, and is situated within the newly established Sierra Pelona Valley Appellation. Reyes Winery has already won 49 medals on its wines during the last three years since the wines have been available commercially. (ADDED: October 30, 2014)

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Los Angels County

  • CJ's Organic Farm - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, some produce is sustainably grown, all produce is sustainably grown, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, apples, asparagus, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lavender, lemons, melons, nectarines, onions, other berries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, Fresh eggs
    10050 East Avenue, Little Rock, CA 93543. Phone: 818-800-6644. Alternate Phone: 818-800-6646. Email: cjsorganicfarm@gmail.com. Open: At the four point swap meet every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm; Available on Saturdays by appointments at the swap meet; Monday through Friday from 7am to 5 pm at the farm by appointment only; We are really busy at the farm, we do enjoy having visitors but we must insist that you call a head of time and let us know you are coming; Thank you. Directions: On the corner of 101st street. Call if you need directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer free organic-heirloom gardening classes. We deliver weekly food baskets of fresh harvested fruit and vegetables from the farm. We accept PayPal payments. Most of the items grown are heirloom varieties. We grow everything organically. We have over 200 different kinds of herbs. (ADDED: June 14, 2013)

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This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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