Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in The Santa Clara County area of California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in The Santa Clara 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 November 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2019: Summer is here and that means blueberries, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes are here. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. Strawberries and cherries are finishing up in the north, long done in the South.

See these pages to find a local Peach festival, Blueberry festival and other festivals. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, 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 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!

The Santa Clara County area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county

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

Santa Clara County

  • Eva Farm - Kiwis, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    195 Lantz Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Phone: 408-718-2178. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 4 pm, October 1 to December 4. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. sweet Kiwi fruits. (ADDED: November 09, 2016)
  • Gilroy Upick - No pesticides are used, blackberries, cherries, corn (sweet), melons, persimmons, plums, pomegranates, strawberries, watermelons, U-pick and already picked
    10541 Korn Lane, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: (408) 607-1417. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary considerably; please see our website for current availability and hours; cherries are usually available starting in early May. Directions: coming from San Jose take the Masten Avenue exit. Turn left after the off ramp. Turn right onto Center Avenue Turn right onto rucker Avenue Turn left onto Korn lane. Look over the hedge for cherry trees. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only.  We are a small family operated u-pick only farm located in the beautiful south valley of Santa Clara county in California. We sell both u-pick and freshly picked fruits and vegetables. We are using traps to control the fruit fly(a.k.a spotted wing drosophila). We have never sprayed the trees.(UPDATED: May 07, 2019) (UPDATED: April 18, 2017)
  • Lazy K Ranch Gilroy cherries - No pesticides are used, cherries, U-pick and already picked
    Gilroy, CA 95020. Open:  likely late May cherries will be ripe if all goes well - call or see their website. Directions: Lazy K Ranch is conveniently located just south of the San Francisco Bay Area / San Jose in Gilroy California, just minutes off US-101. Directions will be published when we open for the season. Gilroy is known for our acres of Garlic fields, and acres of great discount shopping at the Gilroy Outlets, Gilroy also has acres of Cherry orchards with delicious juicy cherries. Some growers allow you to pick your own cherries during the peak season which is usually late May through early June for our varieties. Here at the Lazy K Ranch we have over 1000 cherry trees including Bings, Brooks, and Vans (dark red sweet cherries), all organic use approved sprays only, for your picking enjoyment (please check back often for changes to operating hours). Come bring your whole family! Children can easily reach low trees. Pick your own beautiful juicy ripe cherries! All our cherries are organic but not "certified".  We have not sprayed "roundup" or any conventional chemicals on ground or trees. Only organic products used. Picnic on our huge lawn! Some shade and seating available! Visit our farm animals! (Sorry, no petting zoo available.). Thanks for your interest in our ranch! s. Payment: Cash, only.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 07, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: April 18, 2017)
  • Skyline Chestnut OrchardSkyline Chestnuts - chestnuts
    22322 Skyline Blvd., La Honda, CA 94020. Phone: 408-202-9557.  Email: [email protected]. Open: Skyline Chestnuts opens for the season in mid October  and runs until Thanksgiving, depending on seasonal variables; Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; Visit our Facebook page for updates  Directions: From the north: Take Woodside Road (Hwy 84) west, Turn left (south) on Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35), pass Page Mill and continue for 3 miles; the farm is on the right side of the road. From the south: Take Hwy 9 west, turn right on Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35), and continue north about 5 miles; the farm is on the left side of the road. Skyline Chestnuts is a Gather-Your-Own Orchard. 5-gallon plastic buckets and heavy leather gloves are available for you to use. We recommend that each person have their own bucket, and never try gathering without heavy leather gloves. Close-toed sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Please call ahead for pricing. Payment: We now accept both cash and credit cards. The chestnuts begin to fall in mid-October. The season lasts as long as the chestnuts keep dropping, usually 4-6 weeks. Normally, the crop is at its peak and the chestnuts are easiest to gather around the second weekend of the season. It's best to arrive early in the day. Many chestnuts fall overnight, so they are abundant on the ground in the morning. By late afternoon, the orchard can get hot. (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS)  (ADDED: October 28, 2013X)

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