Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Colusa, Lake, Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties in California? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Colusa, Lake, Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm,
and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the
information, please let me know!
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What's in season in March 2018, and other
Notes for March 2018: The northern half of the U.S.
(and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty
much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the
Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and
in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
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copied their information form here and usually do not ever update. Since
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Colusa, Lake, Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties in California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
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Frontier Farm Co. - Uses natural growing practices, carrots, eggplant, herbs/spices,
peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes,
18525 S. State highway 29, Middletown,
CA 95461. Phone: 707-355-1001. Alternate Phone: 707-987-6900. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Seasonally July thru November
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10am to 6pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but
are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. Fresh, Local and Sustainable from
Our Garden to Your Table. We grow our vegetables using organic
methods and allowing nature to do its job. Through crop rotation and
diversification we interrupt the life-cycles of soil borne diseases and
encourage healthier crop production. To keep our pest populations low,
we encourage predatory insects to make our garden their home by planting
beneficial plants in our habitat gardens. Adequate pollination is
accomplished by attracting bees using bee-loving plants such as
lavender, rosemary and nepeta, oh and of course the blossoms from our
fruit trees and vegetable plants.(UPDATED: May 12, 2017, JBS)
Double M Farms and McDowell Hunting Preserve - pears, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already
picked, porta-potties are available
13161 Grand Island Rd, Walnut Grove , CA
95690. Phone: 916 257-9613. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for
current hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Only
about 20-30 minutes from Sacramento in the delta. Our Bartlett Pear
U-Pick will be open everyday Mid July through August, 8am- 7pm.
Check back for official opening date. U-Pick is only on Bartlett
Pears. Other fruit is from Michael's small, private specialty
orchard and if extra fruit is available, will be put in the stand.
Check out our Facebook page "McDowell Estate" for current fruit
availability as it comes into season. Stand normally self serve.
Help is available if needed, just call. (UPDATED: May 12, 2017, JBS)
R Kelley Farms - Black-Eyes, Purple Hulls, Crowder peas,
Green Beans, Italian Beans, Sweet Peas, Speckled Butter Beans,
Cranberry Beans, Okra, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Onions, Bell Peppers,
Jalapeno Peppers, Hot Hot Peppers, Squash, Cucumbers
Scribner Road, Sacramento, CA 95832. Phone: 916-665-1191. Email:
[email protected]. Open: July through October Wednesday
through Sunday 8am to 6pm. See their website for availability
and prices for u-pick. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Our services include
u-pick, we-pick; farm fresh eggs plus pea shelling and delivery. The
farm specializes in growing black-eye, purple hull, crowder peas. We
also offer green beans, speckled butter beans, garbanzo beans and
cranberry beans. To compliment the fresh peas and beans, the farm
has a variety of other items. This list includes tomatoes, okra,
sweet corn, peppers, squash, cucumbers, yams, onions, winter greens
and several types of sweet melons.
Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2009:
"They had everything..I counter about 7 different melons from casaba
to savors to a yellow meat watermelon--they have black eye peas,
purple hull peas, okra, squash, and the biggest onions in the world,
and some beautiful purple bell peppers( never seen those
before)..the watermelon is to die for and I eat a passport
melon(something new)on the way home. I was there on Sunday and they
had Live Jazz on the farm. They said they do tours for kids and
community groups. They had an employee restroom that they let me
used, which was very clean. There is a nice pinic area with a
manicured lawn, with BBQ pit access. This is not an organic farm
however the farm said he only sprays when he has too. The crops look
amazing you can but your items already picked and shelled or pick
your own. Personally, I got a bag of shelled black eyes for $13.50
for 5lbs my mother was impressed. I was able to lie and say I picked
them myself.I loved the veggies and people. From the diverse
staff to the multi-cultural customers, I did not want to leave so
they told me to go hang out on the lawn and eat my melons, so I did
with the Jazz."
Comments from a visitor on July 22, 2009:
"Very sweet and a variety of melons. Very fresh produce and unique
varieties. They specialize in fresh southern peas. Very friendly.
They have restroom and a picnic area. You can schedule a tour. The
owner is a Certified Crop Advisor and will conduct the tour. He also
is a mentor for young adults. ( 10 yrs---18 yrs old) "
U-pick - apricots, cherries, pears,
2380 Twitchell Island Road, Rio Vista, CA 94571. Phone: 916-777-4439. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
so, please write me,
last reported hours were 8am to 4pm, 7 days a week June through
August. Directions: Direction signs to the
U-pick are on Highway 12 and 160 in Rio Vista, CA area. And for a
map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August.
9-99 Cherry Orchard U-Pick - cherries
Road, Fairfield, CA.
Open: daily 6:30 am to 6 pm in season.
Pick your own fresh cherries right from the trees. Come out and pick
by the bucket full!! We also offer seasonal fresh fruits, homemade
ice cream, coffee and baked goods.!
A visitor writes on May 21, 2014: "Hello - This is
regarding 99 Cherry Farm on Rocklin Road in Fairfield, CA. I just
spoke to someone at this farm and she said they are closed this
year. I wanted to let people know, because we drove out there and
the sign says open 365 days a year, but closed Mon and Tues. It was
a Tuesday, so we tried calling and got no one, tried going back
later in the week, but the driveway was chained. Finally today I got
someone on the phone, who said they are closed for the year. Why
they don't at least put a sign up in their driveway I don't know.
Even the cafe down the road thought they were open when I asked.
Comments from a visitor on September 29, 2008: "Delicious"
- Bar J Ranch -
No pesticides are used,
4004 Cantelow Rd, Vacaville, CA 95688. Phone:
(707) 448-0870. Email:
[email protected]. Open: October and November only to pick,
must call first for appointment. Directions: highway 80, north on
505, exit Midway, go west, left on Timm, continue to 4004 cantelow.
Click here for a map and directions. Hachiya (soft) persimmons
and quince will be ready late fall only, grown without pesticides.
Payment: Cash, only. Bring your own bags, boxes, containers to pick
and take the fruit home. Wear sturdy shoes, it can be muddy after
rain. ((UPDATED: June 02, 2017). UPDATED: October 01, 2013)
Blue Ridge Organic Farms -
4800 Jaybee Lane, Winters , CA 95694. Phone:
[email protected]. Email:
[email protected]. Open: U - Pick goes through October
- Late November on Saturday And Sundays from 8 am to 12 depending on
the weather; Or by appointment. Directions: Take Allendale Exit,
then take your first left on frontage road, go down a ways and turn
right on Jaybee Lane.
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic
for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. We are Organically Certified.
Over 4,000 Pomegranate Trees grown. (UPDATED: May 12, 2017, JBS)
Erickson's Ranch - U-pick tomatoes, peppers, herbs,
watermelon, pumpkins and flowers.
2482 Cordelia Road, Suisun
Valley, CA 94534. Phone: (707) 864-0557. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm; Season: June through November. The season starts in late June with
Blenheim apricots and Dahlias. They have over 20 varieties of
peaches & nectarines. U-pick tomatoes, peppers, herbs, watermelon,
pumpkins and flowers. They are affiliated with Suisun Valley Growers
and they have Fun Family Farm Days in August, September and October
and a wonderful field of you pick pumpkins each fall. (UPDATED: May
12, 2017, JBS)
Larry's Produce - tomatoes, pickling cucumbers,
eggplants, hot chili peppers, peppers
4606 Suisun Valley Road,
Fairfield, CA 94534. Phone: 707-864-8068. Open: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
daily. Their farmer's market offers local peaches, apricots, plums,
pears, sweet corn, melons and much more. In October, they have a
pumpkin patch, hay maze, and the have Christmas trees in December.
Larry's offers local peaches, apricots, plums, pears, sweet corn,
melons and much more. U-Pick crops available including tomatoes,
pickling cucumbers, eggplants, hot chiles, peppers...you'll find
everything you need at Larry's. (UPDATED: May 12, 2017, JBS)
Morgans of California -
apples, apricots, blueberries, oranges, tangerines, walnuts, Honey
from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic
area, picnic area (bring your own food)
3984 Canal Lane, Winters,
CA 95694. Phone: 530-795-3253. Fax: 530-795-1432. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Year Round - Monday -
Saturday 10 am to 4, Closed Sundays. Directions: For a map to our
click here. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. We are certified organic for
all crops! (UPDATED: August 15, 2016) (ADDED: April 15, 2015)
Orchards - Pomegranates
4056 Bear River Drive, Rio Oso, CA
95674. Phone: (530) 633-2505. Alternate Phone: (530) 852-1773. Fax: (530)
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and
Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm, October 20 to November 30. Directions: From
Sacramento- CA-99 North toward Yuba City/Marysville Slight Right onto CA-70
N/El Centro Blvd (signs for CA-70/Marysville/Oroville) Turn Right onto
Kempton Rd Turn Left onto 4th Ave Take the 1st Right onto Rio Oso Rd Turn
Left onto Swanson Rd Continue Straight onto Bear River Drive Destination
will be on Left 4056 Bear River Dr Rio Oso, CA 95674.
Click here for a map and directions. Pomegranates - Monday to Friday,
from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm, October 20 to
November 30. Payment: Cash, only. Beautiful Ripe Pomegranates Ready to Pick.
Yolo County (Sacramento area)
Haag Farm - Walnuts
16200 Road 87 Esparto, CA, 95627. Phone: 530-787-3603. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Call for appointments - Walnuts and almonds.
U-Pick October for insecticide-free walnuts. They also sell online
and ship for gfree. Hands-on training/tours
for modern orchards: drip irrigation, biological controls, pruning,
chemigation, and IPM. 25 years in business! Directions: Call for
directions. HAAG FARM has specialized in growing nutritious
insecticide-free (and peanut-free) WALNUTS in a manner as close as
desirable to the old natural way practiced by our grandparents! (We
use biological controls with both mild herbicides & walnut leaves
over the tree rows, chipped walnut prunings & compost over the
entire orchard floor, and very pure UN-32 fertilizer in a very, very
squeaky clean orchard.)(UPDATED: May 16, 2017, JBS)
Impossible Acres -
boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries...cherries, peaches,
apples...pumpkins, corn, gourds
26565 Road 97D, Davis, CA.
Phone: 530-750-0451. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for dates and hours; their
website is up this year, but every page is blank. Directions: West of Davis, East of
Winters, South of Woodland, North of Dixon. Follow signs from the
corner of County Road 98 and County Road 31 (Covell). Call for hours; Petting zoo and school tours. Pick-your-own produce:
boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries...cherries, peaches,
apples...pumpkins, corn, gourds...goats, ponies,
chickens...hayrides, mazes, scarecrows. Most of our produce is
marketed as pick-your-own so we have set up the farm to provide easy
access to the picking fields. We grow many varieties of each crop to
extend the picking season, and we provide containers to pick into
and scales to weigh your produce. During the various seasons
we have a wonderful variety of fruits for you to pick:
Boysenberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Apples, Pumpkins,
Cherries, Tomatoes, Apricots. (UPDATED: May 16, 2017, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on May
23, 2010: "Last summer, I went to Impossible Acres in Yolo
County (I live in Sacramento). They had a huge selection of you-pick
apricots, plums, hybrids thereof, as well as tons of blackberries
and some strawberries. They were friendly and easygoing and my
friends and I all had a great time - not to mention that we got
tasty fresh fruit for free!"
Jacob Mini Farm - U-pick pecans, Christmas trees,
34905 Creeksedge Road, Davis, CA, 95616. Phone:
530-753-3037. Phone: 530-758-9280. Open: Call for hours. Farm stand
- oranges, persimmons, walnuts, mistletoe, pecans, evergreen boughs.
Directions: From Davis - West on Russell Blvd, left on Rd 95A, right
on Creeksedge Road 1st driveway. From Dixon - North on Pitt School
Road, left on Sievers Road, right on Stephenson Bridge Road, cross
bridge, left on Creekside Road. At Putah Creek and Yolo County Rd
95A. Sprinkled throughout the evergreens are pecan trees, which act
as a shade canopy for the rather thirsty Christmas trees. Pecans
tend to drop from the trees during the Christmas tree season, and
u-pickers are welcome to collect them. Last year was a phenomenal
year for pecans, said Emily. This year, not so much. But pecans tend
to produce every other year, so the trees should be more generous
next year. (UPDATED: May 16, 2017, JBS)
Loving Nature Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, broad
beans, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices,
peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other
vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs, restrooms, picnic area,
pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
Line Road, Clarksburg, CA 95612. Phone: 916-899-1154. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6
pm, all year round. Directions: On Jefferson Blvd heading south,
make a right on Hamilton Road, at the end of Hamilton Road make a
left on Z Line Road, go 0.4 mile and arrive at the first house on
Click here for a map and directions. Open all year round for a
wide selection of U-pick seasonal fruit and vegetables. We use
natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash,
Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We can grow a wide variety of
all-natural vegetables on demand, lease small plots to those who are
interested in growing organic food for themselves. We welcome all
kinds of activities and functions by prior arrangements. We also
deliver CSA boxes to homes and offices.
Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 16, 2017, JBS)
Pacific Star Gardens - Certified Organic, apricots, blackberries, flowers,
marionberries, olallieberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce,
20872 County Road 99, Woodland, CA 95695. Phone: 530-666-7308.
[email protected]. Open: Monday-Sunday, 9 am to
7 pmDirections: Interstate 80 east to
Highway 113 north, Road 27 exit, turn left go one mile to Road 99,
turn right, we are about a mile north. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June,
July. We are certified organic for
all crops! Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 16, 2017, JBS)
Bishop's Pumpkin Farm - Apples, pumpkins, walnuts, Corn
1415 Pumpkin Lane, Wheatland, CA, 95692. Phone:
530-633-2568. Open: Pumpkin patch last week in September
thru October 31. Sunday to Thursday 9-6; Friday and Saturday 9-7.
Company picnics, from April thru August. Directions: From the north,
drive south on Hwy 65 to Wheatland. Turn right on 4th St and drive
one half mile to the farm. From Interstate 80 east of Roseville,
take Hwy 65 turnoff. Wheatland is approximately 21 miles north. Turn
left on 4th St and drive one half mile to the farm. (UPDATED: May
16, 2017, JBS)