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. If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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!
What's in season in March 2019, and other timely information:
Notes for March 2019: Not much growing outside at this
time of year, unless you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or
along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry
and strawberry season in those areas is about to start. See your state harvest calendar
. And this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season,
like making applesauce or jam. 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.
It is also a great time of year and easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Valentine's Day - February 14
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children in your life!
Easter will be April 21, 2019
- if you want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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 2019, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Morris Estate Vineyard - grapes
53600 Bradley-Lockwood Road, Lockwood, CA 93932. Phone: 831-385-9463. Fax:
[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.
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
May to October: Strawberries (Chandler, Seascape and
July to October: Raspberries (Heritage variety)
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