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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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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
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
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
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
Chileno Valley Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, apples, pears, Fresh eggs, farm
market, porta-potties, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
Chileno Vally Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. Phone: (707) 765-6664. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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."
- Adobe Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins, tomatoes, vegetables,
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
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:
email@example.com. 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 https://duckworthupick_july11.eventbrite.com. 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
1000 Sexton Road, Sebastopol, CA, 95472. Phone:
(707) 829-1561. Email:
Christine@fullhousefarm.com. Open: 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Sunday / all
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:
email@example.com. 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)
Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Phone: 707-431-8058.
Alternate Phone: 707-293-5750. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 - 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:
email@example.com. Open: April to November 9 am to 5 pm.
Click here for a map and directions.
certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
- New Carpati Farm - PYO mushrooms
Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone number: 707-829-2978. Email:
Open: from February to November, by appointment. Organically grown
- Olympia Vineyards -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use,
apples, figs, grapes, lemons, persimmons,
314 Reisling Ln,
Healdsburg, CA 95448. Phone: 707 473-0581. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. Phone: 415-497-0137. Email:
email@example.com. 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)
Valley Farm - vegetables, call to see what's available
1100 Valley Ford Freestone Road, Valley Ford, CA 94972. Phone:
SwallowValleyEvents@gmail.com. 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)