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 If you find anything outdated or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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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
See these pages to find a local
Peach festival or a Blueberry festival.
We have a guide to peach varieties
here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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.
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
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
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,
Higgins Avenue, Gridley, CA 95948. Phone: 530-846-5871. Email:
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
Max's Miracle Ranch -
UPDATE May 2018: Their website is gone and Yelp reports they have
Avenue, Biggs, CA 95917. Phone: 530 354-7168. Alternate Phone: 530 354-7168.
Fax: 530 354-7168. Email:
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.
Hansen's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, porta-potties are available
3325 Houghton Ave, Corning, CA 96021. Phone: 530-824-2331.
[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
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
- 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.