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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Notes for July 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. 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 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!

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 2018, by county

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

Santa Clara County

  • Buckley Orchard - cherriesBuckley Orchard - 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 U-pick Kiwis
  • 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)
  • Gcherries - cherries, U-pick and already picked
    10541 Korn Lane, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: (408) 607-1417. Email: [email protected].  Open: opens around early May; Monday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm; or by appointment. 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. Payment: Cash, only.  We are using traps to control the fruit fly(a.k.a spotted wing drosophila). We have never sprayed the trees. (UPDATED: April 18, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: April 18, 2017)
  • Lazy K Ranch Gilroy cherries - cherries, U-pick and already picked
    Gilroy, CA 95020. Open: They did not open in 2016 due to pest problems, we haven't yet heard if they are open this year. 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. Thanks for your interest in our ranch! s. Payment: Cash, only.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (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)