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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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!
What's in season in May 2019, and other timely information:
Notes for May 2019: Summer is here and that means Strawberry
season is going and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches will
start in a month or so. Tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables will follow, too. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
Peach festival or a Blueberry festival.
We have a guide to peach varieties
here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
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
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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!
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
- CLOSED PERMANENTLY
2950 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA
95020. Phone: 408-842-4697. Email:
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE 2018 - Their Facebook page says
they have removed their trees and no longer have cherries (UPDATED: May
06, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on June 11, 2010: "Nice quiet, relaxing environment.
Super nice owners too. Reasonable pricing."
Eva Farm - Kiwis, U-pick and already picked,
restrooms, picnic area
195 Lantz Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Phone:
[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,
Gilroy Upick - No pesticides are used,
blackberries, cherries, corn (sweet), melons, persimmons, plums,
pomegranates, strawberries, watermelons, U-pick and already picked
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
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)
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)