Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Riverside County, California?  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. 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 October 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches 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 seasonal updates.

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 apples, pumpkins, 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!

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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!

Riverside County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Riverside County

  • 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 us at: [email protected]. Open:Their website is gone; 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  Usually June, 8 am to 4 pm, closed Mondays. Restrooms, sell strudel. Organic since the 1940's. Click here for Current Picking Conditions
  • Cali-Dragon Farm and Orchard - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, pumpkins, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, school tours
    2308 Washington Street, Riverside, CA 92506. Phone: 626-688-4306. Alternate Phone: 626-589-7337. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only.
  • Genesis Farms - Uses natural growing practices, beets, carrots, flowers, herbs/spices, peppers, other vegetables, farm animals
    49575 Dove Drive, Aguanga, CA 92536. Phone: 562-912-2748. Email: [email protected]. 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. Mi Ranchitos Cherries -
  • Mi Ranchitos Cherries - cherries, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. 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/spices, melons, onions, peas, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    4800 Crestmore Road, Rubidoux, CA 92509. Phone: 213-268-0455. Email: [email protected]. 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)