Find a local pick your own farm here!

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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 October 2016, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2016:Blueberries and blackberries are ready NOW in most areas; as are peaches, raspberries. tomatoes and corn: See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. And see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals, such as blueberry festivals, peach festivals, tomato festivals and corn festivals.

Fall fun is here! Click on these links if you are looking for Corn mazes, Pumpkin patches and hayrides or Zombie Paintball

You may noticed the new appearance to the website! Simpler, cleaner and mobile-friendly! I'm rolling it out, page by page over the next 2 months. Everything is still here; such as home canning and freezing directions. You can access it 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!

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

San Mateo County

  • Coastways Ranch Inc (aka Swanton Berry Farm) - Certified Organic, blackberries, olallieberries, strawberries, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    640 Cabrillo Highway (Highway 1), Pescadero, CA 94060. Phone: 831-469-8804. Email: 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, 2011)
    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."
    (UPDATED: June 27, 2009)
  • Phipps Ranch - Strawberries, Olallieberries
    2700 Pescadero Road, Pescadero, CA. Phone: 650-879-0787.  Open: A 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
    2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028. Phone: 650-854-6334. Email: Open: Click 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 Hwy 280. 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  U-Pick Pumpkins.  (UPDATED: April 26, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 23, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: June 02, 2010) (UPDATED: May 21, 2008)

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