Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in The San Francisco / San Mateo County area of California? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in The San Francisco / San Mateo County area of 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 "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm,
and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the
information, please let me know!
What's in season in April 2017, and other
Notes for April 2017: The warm winter means
strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our
crop availability calendars for strawberries; see your state's calendar for
more dates of upcoming crops. Blueberries have already started in FL and TX.
Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children:
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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!
We also have
home canning, 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, please
The San Francisco / San Mateo County area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Coastways Ranch Inc (aka Swanton Berry Farm) -
blackberries, olallieberries, strawberries, restrooms, picnic area,
640 Cabrillo Highway (Highway 1), Pescadero, CA
94060. Phone: 831-469-8804. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: The Organic Strawberry U-pick
is open on weekends from 10am-5pm; but call to check availability
before you come; This location is only open on weekends; Strawberries
begin in April, Olallieberries
begin in June; Blackberries come in season in July; The u - pick
usually ends in late August; The ranch is open seven days a week; Kiwi u - pick begins in December and
ends in January; The ranch is open for Kiwi u - pick Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Swanton Coastways Ranch is located 28 miles South of Half Moon Bay,
CA and 20.5 miles North of Santa Cruz on Highway 1. It is about a
quarter mile south of Ano Nuevo State Park and a quarter mile north
of Waddell Beach.
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic
for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, WIC Vouchers. There are many
attractive areas for relaxing after gathering your fill of berries
or kiwis, so bring a picnic and spend the day. We provide boxes and
baskets and recommend wearing layers. The organic strawberries are
$4.00/lb. (UPDATED: April 26, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 23,
2014, from their website) (UPDATED: January 26,
Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2009: " Since I wrote
to complain about one farm, I should follow up with some real praise
for the Swanton Berry Farm operation. On Fathers Day, 2009, after we
left Pescadero, we drove south down Highway 1 and visited Swanton's
Coastways Ranch U-Pick strawberry fields overlooking the Pacific
Ocean. We had researched this farm on their website, and if anything
they had understated the beauty and quality of the place. A
beautiful location (admittedly on a beautiful day) with friendly,
helpful people at the field, and some beautiful fruit. My wife and I
and our 7-year-old twins picked two flats in under 20 minutes,
paying $2.50 per pound. We enjoyed some wonderful fresh fruit and
made some beautiful strawberry jam the next day."
Phipps Ranch -
2700 Pescadero Road, Pescadero, CA.
Phone: 650-879-0787. Open:
local Inn reports they have been purchased by another farm; so
we do not know if they will be open for U-Pick in 2015.
Strawberries: Light picking throughout May. Strawberries are ripe and ready for picking
from mid May through the end of September, depending on the weather.
Olallieberries (which are a type of blackberry) are ripe and ready
for picking from the beginning of June through the end of July,
depending on the weather. Olallieberries: Will be ready for picking around the 3rd week of
June. Boysenberries: Will be ready for picking around the 2nd week
in July. . The cost of
berries is in addition to the
entrance fee. See
this page for hours and other information. (UPDATED: April
26, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 23,
2014, from their website)
Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2009: "We stopped at this farm on Father's
Day 2009, lured by their web site. We were VERY DISAPPOINTED. The
place was unkempt, even filthy, and help was less-than-helpful. The
worst thing was that their single porta-potty was full to
overflowing right next to the store area -- absolutely disgusting.
We left immediately."
Webb Ranch - Certified
Organic, blackberries, boysenberries, loganberries,
pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), tomatoes,
porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food),
birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028. Phone: 650-854-6334. Email:
here for current dates and hours. Directions: We are located off
of Hwy 280 and Alpine rd east in Menlo Park. We are 15 mile south of
San Francisco, and 15 miles north of San Jose, 300 feet right off of
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic
for all crops! Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Webb Ranch is located in
Portola Valley, just outside Palo Alto. Family Owned and Operated
since 1922. All of our Farming is CCOF (california Certified Organic
Farmer)the only thing we spray on our Crops is H2O!! :).Webb Ranch
is following all water conservation rules for 2015. We are cutting
back per guidelines, but this will not affect the berries. The
weather is the biggest factor, and too much heat is the most
harmful. The weather has been great and the berries are tasty, so
come out to the Webb Ranch U-Pick. All berries are CCOF. Use our
baskets (no personal containers allowed). Lawn area available, bring
blanket & lunch. No reservations necessary. PETS AND SMOKING ARE
PROHIBITED. ALWAYS SUBJECT TO WEATHER/HEAT. (UPDATED:
May 23, 2014). Also see our
choose and cut Christmas tree farm and
(UPDATED: April 26, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED:
May 23, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 02, 2010)
(UPDATED: May 21, 2008)
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