Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Monterey and San Benito County area of California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Monterey and San Benito County area of 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in September 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

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.  They have all copied their information form 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!

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!

Monterey and San Benito County area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Monterey County

  • Morris Estate Vineyard - grapes
    53600 Bradley-Lockwood Road, Lockwood, CA 93932. Phone: 831-385-9463. Fax: 831-385-9463. Email: [email protected]. Open: I haven't had an updated from this farm in years, so be sure to call before you go; Varies, please call for availability. Directions: From King City: 30 miles on Hwy G-18 towards Ft Hunter Liggett on Jolon Road. Cross over Interelake Rd continue another 2 miles to the 2nd Bradley-Lockwood Road, stay to the left. Road will bend around to the left go until you reach 3 grain silos turn right on Dirt Rd ( Murphy Rd ) go 3rd gate on right (Black Metal Gate). From the South: From Hwy 101 get off at Jolon / Ft Hunter Liggett exit go approximately 10 miles, you will pass the Pleyto Store/Gas station and then 1 mile more on left (stop sign) you will see Bradley-Lockwood Road. Continue down hill to 3 grain silos, turn left on dirt road ( Murphy ) go to 3rd gate on right (black) and you have arrived. Welcome! Crops are usually available in September. Cabernet Sauvignon-Sold by the pound $1.50 or Ton $1,200.00 Prior reservations necessary ! Call for tour and assistance. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Serendipity U-Pick RanchSerendipity Farms - cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, plums, peaches, figs, apples, nectarines, flowers, restrooms, farm animals
    9130 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923. Phone: (831) 726-9432 Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pesticide Free. Every Saturday throughout the growing season, Serendipity Farms opens its gates to home chefs, canners, kids and anyone else (but please no dogs in the field) who wants to grab a kid-sized basket or a 5-gallon bucket and pick fresh, perfectly ripe organic produce right off the vine. We grow different crops in different microclimates, so the location of the U-Pick stand depends on what's ripening.
    May to October: Strawberries (Chandler, Seascape and Albion)
    July to October: Raspberries (Heritage variety)
    August to November: Early Girl, Sungold, and Heirloom Tomatoes (Brandywines, San Marzano, Black Krimm, Cherokee Purple, Marvel Stripe, Banana Legs, Purple Russian, Evergreen, Striped German, Tobolsk, Chocolate Stripe and more)
    September to November: Heirloom Pumpkins and Winter Squash (at 9130 Carmel Valley Rd and / or Odello Field on Hwy 1 just south of Rio on the West side of Hwy 1.)
    (ADDED: May 15, 2017, JBS)

San Benito County


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)