Find a local pick your own farm here!

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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 May 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2019: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is going and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches will start  in a month or so. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables will follow, 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!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

California North Mountain Region (Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties) U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county

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

Butte County

  • Johnson Farm - apricots, beans, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, herbs or spices, melons, nectarines, olallieberries, other berries, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    113 Higgins Avenue, Gridley, CA 95948. Phone: 530-846-5871. Email: [email protected]. Open: Their website is up but not working properly; so you for current information, may need to Click here for a link to our Facebook page. 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 availability.    
  • Max's Miracle Ranch - UPDATE May 2018: Their website is gone and Yelp reports they have closed permanently
    3476 Smith Avenue, Biggs, CA 95917. Phone: 530 354-7168. Alternate Phone: 530 354-7168. Fax: 530 354-7168. Email: [email protected].

Glenn County

  • Boysen Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, boysenberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    6282 County Road 23, Orland, CA 95963. Phone: (530) 936-5050. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily Early to Mid June to July 9am to 5pm Call prior to coming for ripeness update 530 936 5050. Directions: From Orland, CA 6th St/Hwy 99W, head south 1.5 mi on I5 Business/Hwy 99W; Turn right (west) onto Co Road 20 and go 0.8 mi; Turn left (south) on Co Road HH, go 0.7 mi; Turn right (west) at the 2nd cross street onto Co Road 23, turn and go 0.6 mi (crossing HH), till you come to Boysen Berry Farm on your right. Follow our Berry Guy signs. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 19, 2019)
  • 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.

Tehama County

  • Hansen's Blueberry Farm -Hansen's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    3325 Houghton Ave, Corning, CA 96021. Phone: 530-824-2331. Email: [email protected]. Open:  beginning Saturday, June 1, 2019 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 Avenue. 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: August 29, 2018) 
  • 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 from season's start in late May (starting on Friday, May 24 in 2019) 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 news reports)
  • 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
    23521 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, 2013, from news reports)
  • 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.

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