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 "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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
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What's in season in March 2018, and other
Notes for March 2018: The northern half of the U.S.
(and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty
much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the
Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and
in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
We also have a website for both
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day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)
Children's Consignment Sales
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See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
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See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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 Santa Clara County area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Santa Clara County
Buckley Orchard - cherries
2950 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA
95020. Phone: 408-842-4697. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Their Facebook page says We are sorry
to say no cherries again this year (2015); California really needs it cold
wet weather back frown emoticon; normally, it would be May to mid -June for Cherries
(depending on the weather). (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, 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,
Gcherries - cherries, U-pick and already
10541 Korn Lane, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: (408) 607-1417.
[email protected]. Open:
For the 2017 season, we will open around May 7, 2017; 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, 2017)
Lazy K Ranch Gilroy cherries - cherries, U-pick and already
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)
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)