Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

California North Mountain Region (Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties) U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

Butte County

  • Chico State College of Agriculture - Peaches
    311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane, Chico, CA 95929. Phone: (530) 898-4989. Email: [email protected]. Open: August 5-7 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, or until supplies run out. The annual "U-Pick Peaches" event at the California State University, Chico's University Farm takes place in mid-August in accordance with the ripening of the fruit. California State University, Chico will open University Farm so the community can enjoy its delicious peaches, a beloved annual event enjoyed by our community. In lieu of the popular "U-Pick Peaches," however, the farm will host socially distanced drive-through peach sales on August 5 to 7, 2020  from 8:30 a.m. to noon, or until supplies run out. "We have an incredible crop of beautiful Fay Elberta peaches this year," University Farm Administrator Dave Daley said, "and in order to ensure the health and safety of our guests, we came up with our drive-through concept that allows us to continue to provide the fresh-picked local fruit that has become such a summertime tradition in our community." The Fay Elberta peach, a longtime favorite at University Farm, is a large, yellow-skinned freestone with a little red blush, has fairly good shape and nice flavor, and is a popular variety for canning.  The ripe peaches will be picked early each morning by farm staff wearing masks and gloves. The peaches will be gently boxed in flats, each weighing approximately 10 pounds, and sold by the flat for $25 each using exact change, credit cards, or checks made out to "Chico State University Farm." Directions: The University Farm is located south of Chico. Follow the signs to the drive-through peach sales, which will take place in the main parking lot next to the Pavilion. Guests are asked to remain in their cars, and a staff member will bring the peaches to the car.
    To receive the latest updates regarding the upcoming dates for peach picking feel free to contact the University Farm's Peach Hotline at (530) 898-4989.  (ADDED: August 9, 2020, JBS)
  • Johnson Farm - apricots, beans, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, herbs or spices, melons, nectarines, olallieberries, other berries, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    113 Higgins Avenue, Gridley, CA 95948. Phone: 530-846-5871. Email: [email protected]. Open: Their website is up but not working properly; so you for current information, may need to Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Saturday and Wednesday, from 8 am to 3 pm, mid - May thru October. Directions: From Yuba City go 3 miles north of Live Oak, right on Turner Ave, and immediate left on Meyers. From Chico go 2 miles south of Gridley, left on Evans-Reimer, then right on Meyers. From Oroville go right on East Gridley Road, left on Larkin, just past Mazanita school go right on Higgins Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a small family farm. Mark Johnson has his masters in organic weed control and is always striving to grow produce using sustainable farming methods.  E-mail us to be on our e-mailing list for opening dates and produce availability.    Johnson U-pick Farm Facebook page.
  • L and T Farms - nectarines, peaches, porta-potties
    1005 Liberty Lane, Chico, CA 95928. Phone: (530) 521-5837. Email: [email protected]. Open: Typical season is from late June through late July; in season open Friday and Saturday 7:30am to 11:30am; Please see our website or Facebook page for open dates. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, PayPal, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Please like/follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on any specials or extra days and times we may be open. (ADDED: June 28, 2020)
  • Max's Miracle Ranch - UPDATE May 2018: Their website is gone and Yelp reports they have closed permanently
    3476 Smith Avenue, Biggs, CA 95917. Phone: 530 354-7168. Alternate Phone: 530 354-7168. Fax: 530 354-7168. Email: [email protected].

Glenn County

  • Boysen Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, boysenberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, group reservations
    6282 County Road 23, Orland, CA 95963. Phone: (530) 936-5050. Email: [email protected]. Open: Season begins May 15 and lasts through June 10, open 7 days a week 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Hours May vary on days of extreme heat; Please check our website or Facebook page for any schedule changes prior to your visit; Appointments available on our website, recommended on weekends but not required. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: In Orland, CA: From Route 32 Walker Street and 6th St/Hwy 99W, head south 1.5 mi on I5 Business/Hwy 99W; Turn right (west) onto Co Road 20 and go 0.8 mi; Turn left (south) on Co Road HH, go 0.7 mi; Turn right (west) at the 2nd cross street onto Co Road 23, turn and go 0.6 mi (crossing HH), till you come to Boysen Berry Farm on your right. Follow our Berry Guy U-Pick signs. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We sell heritage boysenberries, propagated from an original boysenberry vine kept in our Boysen family for nearly 100 years. For Covid 19: Our U-Pick boysenberry farm has numbered rows which allow for social distancing. Each party will be given their own numbered row or rows to pick. This enables each party to stay together; parents are expected to keep their children with them at all times. No pets and No Smoking allowed as this is a working farm with commercial business. (UPDATED: June 13, 2020)  (ADDED: May 19, 2019)
  • The Parkway RV Resort & Campground - UPDATE for 2019, The owner tells me they no longer have Pick-Your-Own,
    Orland, CA 95963.  (UPDATED: June 22, 2019

Tehama County

  • Hansen's Blueberry Farm -Hansen's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    3325 Houghton Ave, Corning, CA 96021. Phone: 530-824-2331. Email: [email protected]. Open:  beginning Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 7:00 am to 12 pm, daily, typically through June. Porta potty is on site, Water Fountain at check out area. Directions: from I-5 Exit South Avenue drive East 1 mile to Houghton Avenue drive South 1&1/4 miles to 3325 Houghton Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The price is $15.00 per pail,  same as last year. We supply the picking pail and plastic shopping bag to carry them home, pick your own, (1) one gallon pail approx.5 pounds.  Children 5 and older are welcome to pick their own berries. Fresh cold water on site.  There is a porta potty onsite and a water fountain at the check out area. (UPDATED: August 29, 2018) 
  • Haynes Family Peaches - peaches
    Rodeo Rd, Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 385-1315. Open: May-September, call for hours and availability. Directions: Take 99 West 9 miles South of Red Bluff or 7 miles North of Corning, Turn West on Rodeo to first driveway.
  • LL Pistachios - pistachios
    3160 Wisconsin Ave, Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 824-5223. Open: Second week of October, call for hours and availability. Directions: From South Avenue go South on Wisconsin.
  • S & B Blueberries U-Pick - No pesticides are used blueberries, porta-potties
    1560 County Road 99W, Corning, CA 96021. Phone: (530) 570-4717. Alternate Phone: (530) 570-4759. Email: [email protected]. Open: 7 am to 12 pm, 7 days a week; Season starts May 23, until late June. Directions: Heading south; take I-5 to Liberal Ave, turn left, go to 99W, turn right. When you get to the 5 radio towers follow S & B Blueberries U-Pick signs. Heading north; take I-5, get off at Road 7, turn right, go to 99W, turn left. When you get to the 5 radio towers follow S & B Blueberries U-Pick signs. From Chico; take Highway 32 to Orland, turn right on 6th Street, (99W). Continue approximately 7 miles to the 5 radio towers follow S & B Blueberries U-Pick signs. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.  We supply 1 gallon bucket to fill for $15.00 (2020 price). Then we will place you purchased berries in a freezer bag to take home.. Bucket holds 5 to 7 pounds. We have 3 varieties: Spartan, Blue Ribbon, and Chandler. All varieties are very sweet.(UPDATED: May 20, 2020)
  • Sale Orchard - peaches
    Sale Lane and Gilmore Ranch Road, Red Bluff, CA.  Phone: (530) 527-3504. Open: Mid July until Mid August, call for hours and availability. Directions: From Antelope, take Sale Lane South, Turn Left on Gilmore Ranch Road - Watch for Sign. In 2013, price is/was 90 cents/lb. (ADDED: August 11, 2013, from news reports)
  • Seale Navel Oranges - naval organes
    410 3rd Ave, Capay, CA. Phone: (530) 865-4602. Open: January thru March, call for hours and availability. Directions: From Old Corning Road, left on Capay left on Post, go to 3rd Ave.
  • Whiteley Ranch - Satsuma Mandarins
    23521 Pennsylvania Ave., Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 824-1222. Open: December and January, call for hours and crop availability. Directions: From South Avenue, go South on Wisconsin and left on Pennsylvania. In 201, a bucket full cost $7, and weighed4 lbs, so about $2 per lb.  The season ends by early February. UPDATED: May 18, 2020, JBS) Also see this news report  and this 2019 news report)
  • Wolf Orchard - peaches, plums, nectarines, Asian pears
    5929 Highway 99 W, Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 824-4075. Open: Early August to late September, call for hours and availability. Directions: From Red Bluff go 13 miles South or from Corning go 3 miles North.

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

 


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2020 version of
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