Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in California North Mountain Region (Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties)? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in California North Mountain Region (Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties),
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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved
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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
We also have a website for both
Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for
day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)
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!
Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children:
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
We also have
home canning, 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, please
California North Mountain Region (Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties) U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Johnson Farm - apricots, beans, blackberries,
blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant,
grapes, herbs/spices, melons, nectarines, olallieberries, other berries,
pears, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries
(yellow), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
Higgins Avenue, Gridley, CA 95948. Phone: 530-846-5871. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Their website is up but not working
properly; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
so, please write me, their last reported hours
(in 2014) were Saturday and Wednesday, from 8 am to 3
pm, mid - May thru October. Directions: From Yuba City go 3 miles north of
Live Oak, right on Turner Ave, and immediate left on Meyers. From Chico go 2
miles south of Gridley, left on Evans-Reimer, then right on Meyers. From
Oroville go right on East Gridley Road, left on Larkin, just past Mazanita
school go right on Higgins Avenue.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a
small family farm. Mark Johnson has his masters in organic weed control and
is always striving to grow produce using sustainable farming methods.
E-mail us to be on our e-mailing list for opening dates and produce
Max's Miracle Ranch -
Uses natural growing practices,
apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet),
cucumbers, flowers, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, muscadine grapes, melons,
nectarines, onions, oranges, other berries, other citrus, pears, peaches,
pecans , peppers, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red),
raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, tangerines, tomatoes, other
vegetables, walnuts, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce,
pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and
wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
Avenue, Biggs, CA 95917. Phone: 530 354-7168. Alternate Phone: 530 354-7168.
Fax: 530 354-7168. Email:
[email protected]. Open: daily 10am to 5pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Highway 99, From Yuba City,
20 minutes north on Highway 99, turn left onto West Rio Bonito, Right onto
Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to parking. From Chico, 20 minutes south turn right
onto West Rio Bonito turn right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to Parking -.
Click here for a map and directions. Cherries and Apricots June-July,
Peaches and Nectarines July-August, Plums, squash, Tomatoes, Corn, Melons
and Berries July-August Pumpkins and Apples, Nuts September-October. We use
natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash,
Click here for our Facebook page. Max's Miracle Ranch is a very special
place with a family atmosphere, where you can spend the day riding on our
vintage logging train, playing with farm animals, picking your own fruit and
vegetables, enjoying story time or having a picnic. Our new attraction this
year is "Gold Panning" where you might just strike it rich with a nugget or
two. School/Group field trips are available. Our old#8 train has been
completely restored. and this spring we are expecting 2 of our miniature
horses to give birth.
The Parkway RV Resort & Campground - apricots, cherries,
nectarines, peaches, persimmons, plums, gift shop, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, weddings and wedding parties
6330 County Road 200
(Newville Road), Orland, CA 95963. Phone: 530-865-9188. Alternate Phone:
530-966-1922. Fax: 530 865 2326. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Contact facility for availability and
times. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Interstate 5 in Northern
California exit #619 one half mile west of the interstate.
Click here for a map and directions. Apricots/Peaches/Nectarines/Plums:
June and July; Cherries end of May to middle of June Persimmons in November.
Payment: Cash, only. We can accommodate RV groups and will arrange local
farm tours. We are a quiet, rural RV Resort & Campground with all the
amenities that make your stay, while picking your own fruit, more
comfortable. Future plans include; Orland Chamber Rod & Custom Car Show
November 7 & 8, 2010 Glenn County Fair Grounds, Orland, CA; Monthly "Music
in the Park" concerts (summer 2010), grapes in about 3 years( vineyard
planted 2009) and more activities to be announced as they come on board.
Hansen's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, porta-potties are available
3325 Houghton Ave, Corning, CA 96021. Phone: 530-824-2331.
[email protected]. Open: beginning Saturday, May 14th from 7:00 am to 12 pm, daily,
typically through June. Porta
potty is on site, Water Fountain at check out area. Directions: from I-5 Exit South Avenue drive
East 1 mile to Houghton Avenue drive South 1&1/4 miles to 3325 Houghton
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The price is
$15.00 per pail, same as last year. We supply the picking pail and
plastic shopping bag to carry them home, pick your own, (1) one gallon pail approx.5 pounds. Children 5 and older are welcome to pick their own
berries. Fresh cold water on site. There is a porta potty onsite and a
water fountain at the check out area. (UPDATED: May 18, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: May 14, 2016)
- Haynes Family Peaches - peaches
Rodeo Rd, Corning,
CA. Phone: (530) 385-1315. Open: May-September, call for hours and
availability. Directions: Take 99 West 9 miles South of Red Bluff or 7 miles
North of Corning, Turn West on Rodeo to first driveway.
- LL Pistachios - pistachios
3160 Wisconsin Ave,
Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 824-5223. Open: Second week of October, call for
hours and availability. Directions: From South Avenue go South on Wisconsin.
- S & B Blueberries U-Pick - blueberries,
1560 County Road 99w, Corning, CA 96021. Phone: 530-570-4717. Alternate
Phone: 530-570-4759. Fax: 530-824-6007. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 7am to 12 pm 7 days a week until late June.
Directions: Heading south: take I-5 to Liberal Ave, turn left, go to 99W,
turn right. When you get to the 6 radio towers follow S & B Blueberry signs.
Heading north: take I-5, get off at Road 7, turn right, go to 99W, turn
left. When you get to six radio towers follow S & B Blueberry signs. From
Chico: take Highway 32 to Orland, turn right on 6th Street, (99W). Continue
approximately 7 miles to the 6 radio towers, then follow the S & B Blueberry
signs. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We
provide buckets for picking and bags when finished. $15.00 per Bucket that
holds 5 to 7 pounds. We have 3 varieties: Spartan, Blue Ribbon, and
Chandler. All varieties are very sweet. (UPDATED: May 16, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: June 29, 2016) (UPDATED: June 26, 2016) (UPDATED: May 17, 2016)
- Sale Orchard - peaches
Sale Lane and Gilmore Ranch
Road, Red Bluff, CA. Phone: (530) 527-3504. Open: Mid July until Mid
August, call for hours and availability. Directions: From Antelope, take
Sale Lane South, Turn Left on Gilmore Ranch Road - Watch for Sign. In 2013,
price is/was 90 cents/lb. (ADDED: August 11, 2013, from
- Seale Navel Oranges - naval organes
410 3rd Ave,
Capay, CA. Phone: (530) 865-4602. Open: January thru March, call for hours
and availability. Directions: From Old Corning Road, left on Capay left on
Post, go to 3rd Ave.
- Whiteley Ranch - Satsuma Mandarins
Pennsylvania Ave., Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 824-1222. Open: December and
January, call for hours and crop availability. Directions: From South
Avenue, go South on Wisconsin and left on Pennsylvania. (UPDATED: May 18,
2017, JBS) (ADDED: August 11,
Wolf Orchard - peaches, plums, nectarines, Asian pears
5929 Highway 99 W, Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 824-4075. Open: Early August to
late September, call for hours and availability. Directions: From Red Bluff
go 13 miles South or from Corning go 3 miles North.