Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwestern California? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwestern 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Notes for April 2021: Spring is here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Cherries and Blueberries are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. 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, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have 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!

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!

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

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

Del Norte County

Humboldt County

  • Freshwater Farms, Inc.- hosts workshops for all ages on topics such as gardening for wildlife and native medicinal/edible plants and plant sale
    5851 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA. Phone: 444-8261. Not really a pick your own, but interesting tours.
    Native plant nursery. School Tours - Students learn local ecology, wetland restoration, and native plant horticulture with hands-on activities. Open houses in May and November have special activities for kids, including wildlife drawing, native plant treasure hunt, nature printing and more.
  • Lost Coast Blueberries - Blueberries U-pick
    PO Box 137, Honeydew, CA, 95545. Phone: 707-629-3563. Open: They may have closed; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Late June, July and August daily. All the daylight hours. Directions: Located on Mattole Road, just three miles NW of the Honeydew Country Store or eleven miles from the Petrolia General Store, going SE on Mattole Road. Take Hwy 101 cut-off "South Fork - Honeydew" to Honeydew or "Wild cat" from Ferndale to Petrolia off Hwy 101.
  • Noble Berry Farm - blueberries
    3563 Fieldbrook Rd , Fieldbrook , CA 95501. Phone: 707-834-6299. Open: Summer months, call to verify availability and hours . Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only.. Organically grown Blueberries .  This is a small  U-pick blueberry farm less than a mile past the Fieldbrook school. The only way to reach them for hours and crop availability
    A visitor writes on July 01, 2014: "They offer pick your own blueberries only. ,Great farm. I want to help them get the word out since they are very old school and do not know how to take advantage of marketing on the internet. They do not have a web site or use e-mail. " Warren Creek Farms - beans, onions, winter squash,
  • StarBright Farm - ORGANIC, tomatoes, peaches and cherries
    3003 Hwy. 96, Willow Creek, CA. Phone: 530-629-3516. Email: [email protected]. Organically grown produce. Farm tours, classrooms welcome. Open: Farm Store Hours are 7am-7pm, 7 days per week. Located one mile from the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Best days to come are Wednesday & Sunday.
  • Warren Creek Farms - beans, onions, winter squash, Other fruit or veg, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available
    1171 Mad River Rd, Arcata, CA 95521. Phone: 707-296-6991. Alternate Phone: 707-822-6017. Email: [email protected]. Open: According to this page, Warren Creek Farms has pretty much closed down to the public after 2018: 10/3 pm to 10/14 Monday to Friday 1 pm to 6, every weekend 10 am to 6, 10/17 am to 10/31 Monday to Friday 10 am to 6. Directions: 1171 Mad River Road Arcata Go west on Giuntoli Lane , turn right on Heindon Road , left on Miller Lane, right on Mad River Road and follow our signs!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Pumpkins, potatoes, crafts. Please refer to Warren Creek Farms on facebook for updates. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS) Wolfsen Farms - ORGANIC, organic Blueberries
  • Wolfsen Farms - permanently closed
    McKinleyville, CA. UPDATE: July 03, 2020: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed. We have retired and are no longer in business.

Shasta County

  • Hawes Farms - corn (sweet), flowers, pumpkins, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    21923 Dersch Road, Anderson, CA 96007. Phone: 530-365-2332. Fax: 530-365-6313. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Take I - 5 to Anderson, take the Deschutes Road exit. Head northeast on Deschutes road 4.5 miles farm is on right at the intersection of Dersch and Deschutes road in Anderson. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October. Open: September 29 - October 31st Saturday and Sundays 10am to 11pm, Monday to Thursday, 9am to 7pm, Friday 9 am to 11pm Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
  • Serendipity U-Pick Ranch - cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, plums, peaches,  pomegranates, figs, apples, nectarines, flowers, restrooms, farm animals
    6315 Parkridge Drive, Anderson, CA 96007. Phone: 530-949-5985. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pesticide Free. Kid friendly. U-pick seasonal fruits and vegetables. Cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, plums, peaches, figs, apples, nectarines, summer vegetables, pomegranates. (UPDATED: July 01, 2019, JBS) . ( (UPDATED: June 19, 2013, by a visitor) 
    Comments from a visitor on June 19, 2013: "We visited Serendipity Ranch in early June to pick cherries. The owners were helpful and friendly. They allowed us to have a picnic in the shade of the orchard. We will be back to pick plums, peaches, and apples later in the season. Don't miss this ranch! Great family fun! "
    Comments from a visitor on August 12, 2012: "We visited Serendipity Farm today and bought a bunch of peaches and plums to make jam. The owner is so nice, she made us feel very comfortable. We really enjoyed visiting the farm and will definitely go back! "
    Comments from a visitor on July 20, 2012: "My mother told me about the ranch then I went out with my children then I told my neighbor who in turn told her friends by the time cherry season was over we had a croud of 15 or more people meeting out there weekly. They were so busy but the lady in charge whose name is also Tammy was able to walk and talk with us and even entertained the children by letting them pick cherries from what she called the childrens tree which in fact was a tree up by her stand that had limbs covered in cherries about a foot off the ground. So I highly recommend her business.  I believe they start with Cherries in June then go to Blueberries, Boysenberries, Several different varieties of Plums,White Peaches, Figs, Apples,garden produce, Nectarines, cut flowers and ,more peaches throughout the summer"
  • Tuscan Heights Lavender Gardens - flowers, grapes, herbs or spices, lavender,
    12757 Fern Road East PO Box 206, Whitmore, CA 96096. Phone: 530-472-3066. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Redding, CA: From I-5 North, take highway 44 towards Lassen Park. Stay on highway 44, driving past Palo Cedro, CA. Take a Left at Old highway 44 Dr. to Millville, CA. At the stop sign, take a Right on Whitmore Road and drive for about 16 miles. Drive through Whitmore, passing the local grocery store and elementary school. Take left at Fern Road EAST. Follow Fern Road EAST 2.2 miles. T.H.L.G. is on the right: 12757 Fern Road EAST~ Whitmore, CA. Road conditions are paved and graveled. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for picking updates. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, October, December. Open: 2008 Business Hours June 7th: 3rd Annual Open Garden and Lavender Festival June 8 ~ July 27, 2008 Saturdays: 10 am to 5pm and Sundays: 11am to 5pm Closed on: July 18, 19, and 20 Final Open Week for Season: July 26 and 27 to July 28 to August 2nd; October, 2008 Plant Sale: TBA (please check our website) Garden Tours: by Appointment, ONLY Weekday's date's available in May, June and early July. Lavender: July - Aug. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have a lovely gift shop offering a lovely array of beautiful dried organic lavender wreaths and bundles, artesian organic lavender bath and body SPA products, amazing culinary lavender teas, spices, scone mixes, and USDA Certified Organic Lavender Truffles! Over 100 different organic lavender gift items to choose from. (UPDATED: May 16, 2017, JBS)

Siskiyou County

  • Harris U-Pick Berry Patch and Pumpkin Farm - strawberries, pumpkins
    7715 Eastside Rd, Fort Jones, CA 96032. Phone: 530-468-2328. Alternate phone: 530-468-4777. Open: Daily, from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Located in a beautiful country setting that is family friendly. So, pack your lunch, bring the kids and have a great day in the country! (ADDED: May 02, 2015, JBS)

Trinity County

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