Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Kern County, California? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Kern County, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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. Let me know when you see price changes!
 If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 December 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal specific updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, 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!

Kern County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

Kern County (Bakersfield area)

  • Dries Farms - Apples, Raspberries, pumpkins, lavender
    19670 Easy Street, Tehachapi, CA. Phone: 661-444-0835. Phone: 661-823-9829. Email: [email protected].  Open: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday;  We have always have berries through October. Directions: corner of Easy Street and Loumas Lane. Click here for a map.  U-PICK AND WE-PICK. Apples and pumpkins. We also have U-pick raspberries, lavender, tomatoes, butternut squash. Our apple varieties are mostly yellow delicious and red delicious. Don't wait too late and miss out! Questions? Call or text Margaret at 661-444-0835. Dries Farms is a family farm started in 1995 with 7 acres of raspberries. It has evolved into a half acre of raspberries, 500 lavender plants, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes and herbs on 5 acres. 
  • Happy Trails Family farm - pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    20348 Orchard Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone: (661) 822-5800. Email: [email protected]. Open: Be sure to CALL THEM to ask what they have and when  - there is nothing on their website now. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in August, September, October.  Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.   
  • Knaus Apple Ranch - apples,Knaus Apple Ranch - apples, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    19042 Cherry Lane (corner Tucker Rd & Cherry Ln), Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone: 661-822-4142. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 days a week 9am to 5pm; until season closes; Season starts September 25th 2010, last approximately 6 weeks; DON"T DELAY!. Directions: Located 2 miles off the 58fwy. 35 miles from Bakersfield, 45 miles from Lancaster/Palmdale, 106 miles from Los Angeles basin area. Click here for a map and directions.  Payment: Cash, only. You pick/we pick. In other words, you can bring your family and friends and enjoy the apple picking experience first hand. Or if you prefer, we pick 'em for you. While your here, visit our store (well it's really a barn) we have baked goodies, jams and jellies, butters, apple chips, gifts and crafts, apple peelers and much, much more!! PLEASE BRING BAGS OR BOXES FOR APPLE PICKING. We offer field trips for schools, senior citizen groups, mommy and me, boy scouts, girl scouts and many others. Reservations are REQUIRED for field trips Picking in orchard CLOSES at 3:30pm. We've been open to the public for 48 years now!!
  • Kolesars' Apples - apples, cherriesKolesars' Apples - apples, cherries
    Highline Rd & Casey Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone: 661-945-9027. Open: call in early June; typically, to pick cherries 9-4 in early July. Directions: corner of Highline and Casey Drive.  Five varieties of apples at our u-pick orchard. 
  • Murray Family Farms - Certified Organic, apples, apricots, avocados, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, figs, flowers, grapefruit, lemons, loganberries, marionberries, melons, nectarines, olallieberries, oranges, other berries, other citrus, pears, peaches, persimmons, plums, pomegranates, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries (Autumn, black), tangerines, strawberries, watermelons, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, jumping pillow, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    6700 General Beale, Bakersfield, Ca , CA 93307. Phone: (661) 330-0100. Alternate Phone: (661) 371-0400. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday 8 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Typical dates for crops (always see current info on our website) areApril - May: Strawberries, Asparagus April - July: Sweet Cherries (17 varieties) May - July: Apricots, Apriums May - Aug: Blueberries, Blackberries May - Oct: Yellow and White Nectarines May - Oct: Plums and Pluots May - Oct: Summer Veggies May - Oct: Sweet Corn, Melons June - Oct: Heirloom Tomatoes September - Nov: Asian Pears September - Jan: Apples October - Nov: Pumpkins and Gourds Nov - April: Winter Veggies Nov - July: Mixed Citrus All Year: Oranges. (UPDATED: April 02, 2018)
  • Perfectly Natural Farms - Certified Organic, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Fresh eggs
    15 Fairfax Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Phone: (661) 200-5680. Alternate Phone: (661) 979-2600. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for current hours.^ Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Venmo, PayPal, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 02, 2021)

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


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