Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Marin and Sonoma counties in California? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Marin and Sonoma counties in California, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in October 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now, using similar sounding names.  They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Marin and Sonoma counties in California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Marin CountyChileno Valley Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, apples, pears, tomatoe

  • Chileno Valley Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, apples, pears, Fresh eggs, farm market, porta-potties, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
    5105 Chileno Vally Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. Phone: (707) 765-6664. Email: Open: for u-pick on Sundays only, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, during August, September and sometimes October,Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: To reach Chileno Valley Ranch from the Bay Area, drive north on Highway 101 to Petaluma. Take South Petaluma Boulevard and drive north on Petaluma Boulevard to Western Avenue. Go left on Western Avenue and go 1.8 miles to Chileno Valley Road. Turn left onto Chileno Valley Road and go 3.9 miles to your next right, which is also called Chileno Valley Road. Go right on Chileno Valley Road for 5.1 miles. The house is a grey Victorian on your left with a row of tall Cypress trees behind it. click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. click here for our Facebook page. Enjoy a day of family apple picking in our orchard with 14 naturally grown varieties. Enjoy a day of family apple picking in our orchard with varieties such as Orin, Pinova, Candy Crisp, and Jonagold. . We offer farm tours so you can see our cows, chickens, and sheep up close. We sell our frozen, grass-fed ground beef and handmade apple butter during u-pick days, as well as items from our neighbors: olive oil, cheese, eggs, and honey. We are also a grass-fed meat ranch. We sell quarters, halves and whole cows, as well as half and whole lambs to families. We also host a small number of farm weddings each year.  IPYO N THE FALL, AND HOST A SMALL NUMBER OF FARM WEDDINGS EACH YEAR.(UPDATED: July 01, 2019, JBS)  (UPDATED: September 30, 2017)
    Comments from a visitor on October 18, 2009: "We visited (thanks to your site) Chileno Valley Ranch in Petaluma last week for apple picking - the closest apple picking to the Bay Area - a BEAUTIFUL place with SUPER kind folks who walked us around the farm, kids fed the chickens and sheep, cow and pig - they also sell incredible fresh eggs - it was a lovely day, these people are wonderful."

Sonoma County

  • Adobe Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins, tomatoes, vegetables, fresh-cut flowers
    2478 East Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 95954. Phone: 707-763-6416.
  • Bloomfield Farms - Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, school tours
    12550 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. Phone: 707-876-3261. Alternate Phone: 707-332-9209. Email: Open: 9pm to 2pm on the last Sunday during the months of May, June, July, August, September and October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1.0 miles west of Bloomfield on Valley Ford Road. If coming East from Valley Ford the farm is 3.1 miles West. See our website for more specific directions. Thanks!. Click here for a map and directions. Each week we typically have 28 to 30 crops available for harvesting and u-picking; Tomatoes begin in late August for us. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Duckworth Family Farm - Certified Organic, Blueberries
    2950 Canfield Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone: (707) 829-7999. Email: Open: from mid-July, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 2pm, until blueberries are gone (late August?). Reservations needed: Tickets are available on eventbrite Tickets are per car, not per person, so pile as many people in the car as you like! Due to the uptick in Covid, we have increased our safety protocols and have drastically limited the amount of people allowed per day on the farm. Masks must be worn. I love to taste while I pick too, however, safety requires that we no longer allow eating in the field. If you like to pack a picnic, please do. We have many places to picnic while maintaining distancing. They have a WWOOF program (Worldwide Opportunity on Organic Farms) in the late spring to late summer. Students from WWOOF come from all over the world to learn about the farm and all that comes with it. learning to work with the wool from our sheep, we teach the drop-spindle, spinning wheel, and weaving on one of our many looms. We also grow indigo for natural dyeing.
    We offer U-pick days once our blueberries are ready for picking in the summer. Families and friends can come out and pick their own blueberries! We will be selling blueberry pies made from our organic blueberries as well.
    Bringing the family out for a farm day of U-picking is a great way to unplug and make family memories. The blueberry season only lasts 7 weeks, so make plans now to come out and pick! (ADDED: July 11, 2020, JBS)
  • Full House Farm - Bed and Breakfast with apples and pears u-pick operationFull House Farm - Bed and Breakfast with apples and pears u-pick operation
    1000 Sexton Road, Sebastopol, CA, 95472. Phone: (707) 829-1561. Email: Open: 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Sunday / all year. Organic apple and pear picking is available when in season at $2/lb. Be sure to call us in advance for reservations. Reservations required. Farm stay, farm/ranch vacation. Directions: From Hwy 101 in Santa Rosa, take Hwy 12 west through Sebastopol. Continue 3 more miles to Sexton Rd on your left. Travel 1 mile to 1000 Sexton and the sign reading Full House Farm. (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS)
  • Gabriel Farm - Apples, and prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    3175 Sullivan Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone: (707) 829-0617. Fax: (707) 829-9238. Email: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: By Appointment - please call or email... We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Our farm store is open to the public; the U-Pick program is reserved for farm members. To learn more about our membership program, please click on our "Farm Visiting" page. During the week and throughout the year we are available to the public by appointment. To make an appointment or book tours you can email Lucy  or call the farm at (707) 829-0617. (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS)
  • Grandmas Pumpkin Patch - apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, summer squash, U-pick and already picked, Grandmas Pumpkin Patch - apples, pomegranates, pumpkins, summer squash, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    17740 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Phone: 707-431-8058. Alternate Phone: 707-293-5750. Email: Open: We open daily Monday thru Sunday form 10:00 am till Dark;September 26th through October 31st. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Santa Rosa; Highway 101 north to the Lytton Springs Exit. At the exit go right. Go over the railroad tracks and go right. Patch is 2nd house on the left. go down driveway and park in the back to enter patch. From Ukiah; Highway 101 south to the Lytton Springs Exit. At the exit go left. Go over the railroad tracks and go right. Patch is 2nd house on the left. go down driveway and park in the back to enter patch. Click here for a map and directions. We open daily Monday thru Sunday form 10:00 am till Dark; September 26th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. All groups are welcome. Size does not matter, We are handicap accessible. Music on the week ends from 10am till 4pm. Parking and entrance is of course free..(UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS)  (ADDED: September 24, 2015)
  • Hale's Apple Farm Hale's Apple Farm - apples (limited U-pick), pumpkins
    1526 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone number: 707-823-4613. Open: daily, 9:00am to 5:00pm from late September to October; CALL before coming to confirm the availability of u-pick; when they are very busy they cannot accommodate PYO as they won't have staff to show you out to the apples. Hales Apple Farm has a 40 acre orchard with over 30 different varieties of apples that you can pick. Directions: located right on Gravenstein Hwy in Sebastopol as you head out towards Forestville.  They also have tomatoes, squash, gourds and apple cider made from the apples on the farm. (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS)  
  • Love Farms Organic Produce - Certified Organic, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, herbs or spices, melons, onions, peas, raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15069 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Phone: 707-433-1230. Alternate Phone: 707 433-6274. Email: Open: April to November 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.  We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
  • New Carpati Farm - PYO mushrooms
    421 Watertrough Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone number: 707-829-2978. Email: Open: from February to November, by appointment. Organically grown shiitake mushrooms.
  • Olympia Vineyards - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, figs, grapes, lemons, persimmons,
    314 Reisling Ln, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Phone: 707 473-0581. Email: Open: Call before you go - I've received no update since 2012 (other websites just copied the information from us) - Sunday to Thursday - September 16 to 20 and Monday to Wednesday Sept 24 to 26 to by appointment only - call or email us. Directions: email us for directions and latest information. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Cabernet and merlot grapes, some apples are ready this week - some muscat grapes still available- please call first- limited quantities except for Merlot and Cabernet wine grapes. 
  • Sonoma Broadway Farms - Uses natural growing practices, carrots, cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, melons, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    20675 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. Phone: 415-497-0137. Email: Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm from July 1st to October 31st. Directions: 20675 Broadway/Hwy 12 on the way into Sonoma, between the streets Watmaugh and Leveroni. Located one-mile from Sonoma Square. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.(UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS)  
  • Swallow Valley Farm - vegetables, call to see what's available
    1100 Valley Ford Freestone Road, Valley Ford, CA 94972. Phone: 707-889-8579. Email: Open: Saturdays only from 9 to 4 - call to check season open & closing. Directions: From San Francisco; Take US/101 North: 42.9 mile. Take exit 479 for Railroad Ave: 0.2 mile; Turn left onto W Railroad Ave: 0.4 mile. Take the 2nd right onto Stony Point Rd: 1.7 mile. Turn left onto Roblar Rd: 6.5 mile. Turn right onto Valley Ford Rd: 5.5 mile. Slight right onto Freestone Valley Ford Rd (signs for Occidental/Monte Rio). Destination will be on the right 1.5 mile. Visit Swallow Valley Farm this Saturday to harvest your own box of seasonal organic produce. During your visit you can also interact with pastured pigs, free range hens, and heritage sheep. It is a day for families interested in getting out on the farm and giving kids a memorable experience in learning where the best food comes from.(UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)

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

The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!

Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book