Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwestern California? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwestern 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 "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus 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 2018 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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 December 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for December 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, 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
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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!
Northwestern California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Del Norte County
- Freshwater Farms, Inc.- hosts workshops for all ages on topics
such as gardening for wildlife and native medicinal/edible plants and plant
5851 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA. Phone: 444-8261. Not really a pick your
own, but interesting tours.
Native plant nursery. School Tours - Students learn local ecology, wetland
restoration, and native plant horticulture with hands-on activities. Open
houses in May and November have special activities for kids, including
wildlife drawing, native plant treasure hunt, nature printing and more.
- Lost Coast Blueberries
- Blueberries U-pick
PO Box 137, Honeydew, CA, 95545. Phone: 707-629-3563. Open: They may have closed; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, their last reported hours were Late June, July
and August daily. All the daylight hours. Directions: Located on Mattole
Road, just three miles NW of the Honeydew Country Store or eleven miles from
the Petrolia General Store, going SE on Mattole Road. Take Hwy 101 cut-off
"South Fork - Honeydew" to Honeydew or "Wild cat" from Ferndale to Petrolia
off Hwy 101.
- Noble Berry Farm - blueberries
Fieldbrook Rd , Fieldbrook , CA 95501. Phone: 707-834-6299. Open: Summer
months, call to verify availability and hours . Directions: Call for
directions. Payment: Cash, only.. Organically grown Blueberries . This
is a small U-pick blueberry farm less than a mile past the Fieldbrook
school. The only way to reach them for hours and crop availability
A visitor writes on July 01, 2014:
offer pick your own blueberries only. ,Great farm. I want to help
them get the word out since they are very old school and do not know how to
take advantage of marketing on the internet. They do not have a web site or
use e-mail. "
- StarBright Farm - ORGANIC, tomatoes,
peaches and cherries
3003 Hwy. 96, Willow Creek, CA. Phone: 530-629-3516.
[email protected]. Organically grown
produce. Farm tours, classrooms welcome.
Open: Farm Store Hours are 7am-7pm, 7 days per week. Located one mile from
the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Best days to come are Wednesday & Sunday.
Warren Creek Farms - beans, onions, winter squash, Other fruit or
veg, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available
1171 Mad River Rd,
Arcata, CA 95521. Phone: 7072966991. Alternate Phone: 7078226017. Email:
[email protected]. Open: 10/3 pm to 10/14 Monday to Friday 1
pm to 6, every weekend 10 am to 6, 10/17 am to 10/31 Monday to Friday 10 am
to 6. Directions: 1171 Mad River Road Arcata Go west on Giuntoli Lane , turn
right on Heindon Road , left on Miller Lane, right on Mad River Road and
follow our signs!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Pumpkins, potatoes, crafts. Please refer to Warren Creek Farms on facebook
for updates. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)
Wolfsen Farms -
2103 Baird Road, McKinleyville, CA. Phone:
707-839-2017. Email: [email protected].
Open: Call to confirm current hours; In season (typically July 4th to Labor
Day), 7 days a week, from 10 am to 5 pm. Pick your own California organic
blueberries. A small, family-owned organic Blueberry farm located in
Humboldt County, very near the Pacific Ocean in Dows Prairie (north of
Arcata almost to Trinidad on Highway 101).
Note from a visitor (April 2006): "I
found Wolfsen Farms on your excellent website last year, and I highly
recommend them. Just wanted to let you know this is GREAT place for organic
blueberries! Acres and acres of well-tended, netted berries, easy to pick on
a beautiful farm right on the coast. Owners provide the buckets and direct
you to the section with the ripest berries. A wonderful way to spend a sunny
Hawes Farms - corn (sweet), flowers, pumpkins, gift shop, snacks
and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals,
birthday parties, school tours
21923 Dersch Road, Anderson, CA 96007. Phone: 530-365-2332. Fax:
[email protected]. Directions: Take I - 5 to Anderson, take the
Deschutes Road exit. Head northeast on Deschutes road 4.5 miles farm is on
right at the intersection of Dersch and Deschutes road in Anderson. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October. Open: September 29 -
October 31st Saturday and Sundays 10am to 11pm, Monday to Thursday, 9am to
7pm, Friday 9 am to 11pm Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover,
Serendipity U-Pick Ranch - cherries, blueberries,
boysenberries, plums, peaches, figs, apples, nectarines, flowers, restrooms,
6315 Parkridge Drive, Anderson, CA 96007. Phone:
530-949-5985. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Call for
directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pesticide Free. UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)
(UPDATED: June 19, 2013, by a visitor)
Comments from a visitor on
June 19, 2013: "We visited Serendipity Ranch in early June to pick
cherries. The owners were helpful and friendly. They allowed us to have a
picnic in the shade of the orchard. We will be back to pick plums, peaches,
and apples later in the season. Don't miss this ranch! Great family fun! "
Comments from a visitor on
August 12, 2012: "We visited Serendipity Farm today and bought a bunch
of peaches and plums to make jam. The owner is so nice, she made us feel
very comfortable. We really enjoyed visiting the farm and will definitely go
Comments from a visitor on
July 20, 2012: "My mother told me about the ranch then I went out with
my children then I told my neighbor who in turn told her friends by the time
cherry season was over we had a croud of 15 or more people meeting out there
weekly. They were so busy but the lady in charge whose name is also Tammy
was able to walk and talk with us and even entertained the children by
letting them pick cherries from what she called the childrens tree which in
fact was a tree up by her stand that had limbs covered in cherries about a
foot off the ground. So I highly recommend her business. I believe
they start with Cherries in June then go to Blueberries, Boysenberries,
Several different varieties of Plums,White Peaches, Figs, Apples,garden
produce, Nectarines, cut flowers and ,more peaches throughout the summer"
Tuscan Heights Lavender Gardens - flowers, grapes, herbs/spices,
12757 Fern Road East PO Box 206, Whitmore, CA 96096. Phone: 530-472-3066.
[email protected]. Directions: From Redding, CA: From I-5
North, take highway 44 towards Lassen Park. Stay on highway 44, driving past
Palo Cedro, CA. Take a Left at Old highway 44 Dr. to Millville, CA. At the
stop sign, take a Right on Whitmore Road and drive for about 16 miles. Drive
through Whitmore, passing the local grocery store and elementary school.
Take left at Fern Road EAST. Follow Fern Road EAST 2.2 miles. T.H.L.G. is on
the right: 12757 Fern Road EAST~ Whitmore, CA. Road conditions are paved and
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Click here for picking updates. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July,
October, December. Open: 2008 Business Hours June 7th: 3rd Annual Open
Garden and Lavender Festival June 8 ~ July 27, 2008 Saturdays: 10 am to 5pm
and Sundays: 11am to 5pm Closed on: July 18, 19, and 20 Final Open Week for
Season: July 26 and 27 to July 28 to August 2nd; October, 2008 Plant Sale:
TBA (please check our website) Garden Tours: by Appointment, ONLY Weekday's
date's available in May, June and early July. Lavender: July - Aug. Payment:
Cash, Check. We also have a lovely gift shop offering a lovely array of
beautiful dried organic lavender wreaths and bundles, artesian organic
lavender bath and body SPA products, amazing culinary lavender teas, spices,
scone mixes, and USDA Certified Organic Lavender Truffles! Over 100
different organic lavender gift items to choose from. (UPDATED: May 16,
Harris U-Pick Berry Patch and Pumpkin Farm -
7715 Eastside Rd, Fort Jones, CA 96032. Phone:
530-468-2328. Alternate phone: 530-468-4777. Open: Daily, from 6:00 am to
8:00 pm. Located in a beautiful country setting that is family friendly. So,
pack your lunch, bring the kids and have a great day in the country! (ADDED:
May 02, 2015, JBS)
Little Folks Produce - apples, beans, beets, carrots, corn
(sweet), cucumbers, flowers, onions, pears, pumpkins, summer squash, winter
squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed),
Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for
15109 Old Hwy 99, Grenada, CA 96038. Phone: 530-436-9974. Fax: 530-436-9974.
[email protected]. Open: Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, their last reported hours were
June 14 through October 31 from 10am through 6pm, seven days a week. Produce
Stand and Country Store, Picnic and Play Ground area. Petting Zoo and Pony
Rides week ends only, Sundays Horse Drawn carriage Rides by appointments
only. June 14 to September 14. Directions: Grenada in northern California
from Redding, going north on I-5 to Grenada/Gazelle exit No#766, then go
west to Old Hwy 99 then south on Old Hwy 99 about 7 miles look for the Farm
signs on the Hwy, The farm will be on the west side of the Hwy. This is also
the same route when traveling south bound from Oregon. Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn wagons,
games and prizes, Country story, Gift Shop, Back Goods, Jams & Jellies and
much more. Our fall crop and pumpkins patch starts September 20th.