Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Riverside County, California? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Riverside County, 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in July 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for July 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finishing in the South but is going strong now in most areas. Blueberries and blackberries are starting now in the South, then late June and July in the north. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.

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, using similar sounding names.  They have all copied their information from 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!

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!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Riverside County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Riverside County

  • 123 Farm - Organic, Olive festival, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    10600 Highland Springs Avenue, Cherry Valley, CA 92223. Phone: 951 845 1151. Open: Saturdays from 10am to 2 pm. NOTE: This is NOT pick your own olives. But they do have a unique experience to see olives being pressed into fgresh olive oil, which is why I included it here. The 10th annual Olive festival on October 18-20 & 25-27 from 11 am - 5 pm (2019 dates) is a festival celebrating olive-inspired dishes, local wines, cheeses, farm activities & olive oil.  With over 750 olive trees growing on our farm, the olive festival is celebration of the olive fruit and an opportunity to learn about the health benefits. Join us as we pick and press our own olive oil. Directions: Exit the I-10, Highland Springs Avenue, drive about 7 Minutes North until the Road ends in a 90-Degree left turn. You are now in Cherry Valley Avenue West. Make a right turn into Overland trail and Enter into the Highland Springs Resort after a few hundred feet. You have arrived!. Click here for a map and directions. Lavender Harvest and Distillation in June Pumpkin Festival in September Olive Harvest in October. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. Fine Dining Restaurant. During the olive festival, a pumpkin patch will be taking place at the organic galleries with festive desserts, drinks, decorations and games. Admission to the pumpkin patch is included in the olive festival. To learn more about the pumpkin patch please visit the PUMPKIN PATCH WEBSITE.(UPDATED: October 21, 2019, JBS)
  • B&R Organic Cherry Orchard (Formerly Wohlgemuth's Cherry Orchard) - ORGANIC cherries
    1106 E. Eleventh Street, Beaumont, CA, 92223. Phone: 951 845-1548 (No calls after 7pm Please). Email: cherrykol@msn.com. Open:Usually June, 8 am to 4 pm, closed Mondays. Restrooms, sell strudel. Organic since the 1940's.
  • Cali-Dragon Farm and Orchard - UPDATE for 2019, The owner tells me they have relocated and no longer have Pick-Your-Own
    Riverside, CA 92506.
  • Genesis Farms - Uses natural growing practices, beets, carrots, flowers, herbs or spices, peppers, other vegetables, farm animals
    49575 Dove Drive, Aguanga, CA 92536. Phone: 562-912-2748. Email: GenisisFarm@mail.com. Open: 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 were You May come anytime, please call first, or Email me for a desired time. Directions: When you are ready to come email me and I will send you a map. Do not trust internet mapping services or GPS as roads they think are here are not. Click here for a map and directions. I grow selected vegetables, melons, and herbs year round. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. I have 4 very large shade houses and 7 greenhouses which are available for rent if you want to grow your own produce. I will provide water and advise and maintain your crops for you.
  • Guldseth Cherry Orchard - cherries, farmstand
    9150 Whispering Pines Road, Cherry Valley, CA 92223. Phone: (951) 845-2490. Open: Cherry Season Hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Monday to Saturday, and from 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, from mid-May through June approximately Call before coming Directions: The orchard is located in Cherry Valley, CA off the 10 & 60 freeways. Click here for a map and directions. This is a U PICK Cherry Orchard. Everything is Organically Grown. Family owned and operated. Payment: Cash, only. Also, already-picked crops in the farm stand; Harvest Dates: Loquats and Plums in June, Apricots in July, Peaches in August, Vegetables in August through November, Walnuts in Fall. Call for latest harvest update. All Produce is picked fresh DAILY. We usually have spinach, peppers, carrots, corn, tomatoes, squash, chives, beets, cucumbers, onions, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, berries and more.  Bring your kids for a special outing or to learn about gardening.  The vegetable stand is open nearly all year long. Check for availability.
  • Mi Ranchitos Cherries - UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed
    10923 Cherry Avenue, Cherry Valley, CA 92223. Open: UPDATE 2018: We are sad to announce that we will no longer be opening our cherry orchard. With the continuing warmer than normal winters and lower than normal rain fall, the impact to the health and harvest of the cherry trees has been substantial to where we will no longer be able to open for business. We are so very thankful to all of you who have provided us your support and visited our orchard over the years.. Click here for our Facebook page.   Providence Farm - Uses natural growing practices, cherries, grapes, pears, peaches
  • Providence Farm - Uses natural growing practices, cherries, grapes, pears, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    40376 Brookside Avenue, Cherry Valley, CA 92223. Phone: (951) 845-1210. Fax: (9510 845-1210. Email: mycherryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5 pm. Directions: From Los Angeles, take either the 60 Freeway East or the 10 Freeway East. Exit off the 10 Freeway on Beaumont Avenue. Turn left and head north on Beaumont. Turn right on Brookside Avenue. From Palm Springs, take the 10 Freeway West and exit onto Highland Springs Blvd. Turn right and travel north on Highland Springs Blvd. until you reach the country club. Turn left onto Brookside Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. We are a small, family owned farm. We sustainably grow wall of our crops and never use any chemicals. Weeds are controlled with our sheep and pests with natural predation. We also harvest and sell Asian pears, Shiro plums, Meyer Lemons, English walnuts, Fuji apples, apricots, a variety of fresh and dry herbs, farm fresh eggs, honey, and smoking chips in our country stand. An admission fee applies during the cherry season. Hold your next private outdoor function at our farm.  Below are examples of some of the events Providence Farm hosts. Parties - When you celebrate a birthday at Providence farm, you and your guests will enjoy a country ambience complete with hay rides for you and your guests and interaction with farm animals.  Your reservation ($100 minimum) will provide you with use of two picnic tables for up to 15 guests for two hours.  Additional guests $6 each.  Extra options available include a clown, treat bags, fruit picking experience, and more.  Please call or email to inquire. Special Events - Providence Farm provides you and your guests with a fun, relaxed country atmosphere.  Providence Farm has hosted weddings, anniversary parties, and community barbecues, all customized.  Let us know how we can help make your next event a memorable one. We grow 6 grape varieties on site. You can also generally pick other fruits such as Asian pears, bartlett pears, and Italian plums. You may eat all you want in the orchard, access our petting corral, picnic in our picnic area, and have free on site parking all for a nominal per person entrance fee. Season usually starts late August. Check our website or add your name to our mailing list to be notified of opening day.  (UPDATED: April 30, 2018, JBS)    Temecula Berry Co - blueberries,
  • Temecula Berry Co - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    39700 Cantrell Rd, Temecula, CA 92591. Phone: 951 225-5552. Email: mike@temeculaberryco.com. Open: opening for the Season at the beginning of May, from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week through the first week in July. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From I-15- head east on Rancho California Road Turn left at Butterfield Stage Road Turn left on La Serena. Turn right on Walcott. After one mile, Walcott turns into Cantrell Road Continue straight and follow the signs to the Farm. Click here for a map and directions. Friday Night Movies at the farm; Every Friday night in June at 8pm Blueberry Bread on Monday mornings at 10:30 Nana's Storytime every Tuesday Morning at 9:00 and 10:30. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. .
    A visitor writes on May 26, 2017: "It is always fun to pick blueberries and I love the farm. children are always having fun and its good to see the animals too. I always look to your website to see what is in season."
  • U-Pick Farm - citrus: grapefruit, pink and white, lemons, tangelos and oranges
    45-751 Aladdin Street, Indio, CA. Phone: 760-347-2494. Open: February through May, on Sunday and Monday only, 9am to 3pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Comments from a visitor on February 22, 2011: "This is a family run farm where you can go into the orchards and pick your own grapefruit, pink and white, lemons, tangeloes and oranges. Nothing fancy, just the best tasting citrus ever at reasonable prices. Sold by the pound. I paid 20 cents a pound for the sweetest pink grapefriuts ever. Bring your own containers. They supply long picking poles. A little hard to find but well worth it. "
  • Unity Farm - Certified Organic, beans, beets, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs or spices, melons, onions, peas, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    4800 Crestmore Road, Rubidoux, CA 92509. Phone: 213-268-0455. Email: unityfarm@me.com. Open: 7 days a week 9 am to 5; please call ahead for appointment. Directions: Corner of Crestmore and Loring Ranch Road. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Before you go, call to verify that they are still offering U-pick, they have no active web presence.

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