Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Monterey and San Benito County area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

Monterey County

  • Morris Estate Vineyard - grapes
    53600 Bradley-Lockwood Road, Lockwood, CA 93932. Phone: 831-385-9463. Fax: 831-385-9463. Email: [email protected]. Open: I haven't had an updated from this farm in years, so be sure to call before you go; Varies, please call for availability. Directions: From King City: 30 miles on Hwy G-18 towards Ft Hunter Liggett on Jolon Road. Cross over Interelake Rd continue another 2 miles to the 2nd Bradley-Lockwood Road, stay to the left. Road will bend around to the left go until you reach 3 grain silos turn right on Dirt Rd ( Murphy Rd ) go 3rd gate on right (Black Metal Gate). From the South: From Hwy 101 get off at Jolon / Ft Hunter Liggett exit go approximately 10 miles, you will pass the Pleyto Store/Gas station and then 1 mile more on left (stop sign) you will see Bradley-Lockwood Road. Continue down hill to 3 grain silos, turn left on dirt road ( Murphy ) go to 3rd gate on right (black) and you have arrived. Welcome! Crops are usually available in September. Cabernet Sauvignon-Sold by the pound $1.50 or Ton $1,200.00 Prior reservations necessary ! Call for tour and assistance. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Serendipity U-Pick RanchSerendipity Farms - cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, plums, peaches, figs, apples, nectarines, flowers, restrooms, farm animals
    9130 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923. Phone: (831) 726-9432 Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for hours and availabilit or see the Serendipity Farms Facebook page. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pesticide Free. Every Saturday throughout the growing season, Serendipity Farms opens its gates to home chefs, canners, kids and anyone else (but please no dogs in the field) who wants to grab a kid-sized basket or a 5-gallon bucket and pick fresh, perfectly ripe organic produce right off the vine. We grow different crops in different microclimates, so the location of the U-Pick stand depends on what's ripening.
    May to October: Strawberries (Chandler, Seascape and Albion)
    July to October: Raspberries (Heritage variety)
    August to November: Early Girl, Sungold, and Heirloom Tomatoes (Brandywines, San Marzano, Black Krimm, Cherokee Purple, Marvel Stripe, Banana Legs, Purple Russian, Evergreen, Striped German, Tobolsk, Chocolate Stripe and more)
    September to November: Heirloom Pumpkins and Winter Squash (at 9130 Carmel Valley Rd and / or Odello Field on Hwy 1 just south of Rio on the West side of Hwy 1.)
    (ADDED: May 15, 2017, JBS)

San Benito County


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


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