Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

The Santa Clara 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

Santa Clara County

  • Berry Island Farms - Certified Organic, strawberries, Farm Market
    10385 Watsonville Rd Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: (831) 710-7407. Email: [email protected]. Open: U-pick farm is open from late April thru November, every Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm. We grow certified organic strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and vegetables. Berry Island Farms Facebook page. (ADDED: December 18, 2020, JBS)
  • Eva Farm - Kiwis, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    195 Lantz Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Phone: 408-718-2178. Email: [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, 2016)
  • Gilroy Upick - No pesticides are used, blackberries, cherries, corn (sweet), melons, persimmons, plums, pomegranates, strawberries, watermelons, U-pick and already picked
    10541 Korn Lane, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: (408) 607-1417. Email: [email protected]. Open: Hours vary considerably; please see our website for current availability and hours; cherries are usually available starting in early May. 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. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. We are a small family operated u-pick only farm located in the beautiful south valley of Santa Clara county in California. We sell both u-pick and freshly picked fruits and vegetables. We are using traps to control the fruit fly(a.k.a spotted wing drosophila). We have never sprayed the trees.
  • Lazy K Ranch Gilroy cherries - No pesticides are used, cherries, U-pick and already picked
    Gilroy, CA 95020. Open: likely late May cherries will be ripe if all goes well - call or see their website. 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. Gilroy is known for our acres of Garlic fields, and acres of great discount shopping at the Gilroy Outlets, Gilroy also has acres of Cherry orchards with delicious juicy cherries. Some growers allow you to pick your own cherries during the peak season which is usually late May through early June for our varieties. Here at the Lazy K Ranch we have over 1000 cherry trees including Bings, Brooks, and Vans (dark red sweet cherries), all organic use approved sprays only, for your picking enjoyment (please check back often for changes to operating hours). Come bring your whole family! Children can easily reach low trees. Pick your own beautiful juicy ripe cherries! All our cherries are organic but not "certified". We have not sprayed "roundup" or any conventional chemicals on ground or trees. Only organic products used. Picnic on our huge lawn! Some shade and seating available! Visit our farm animals! (Sorry, no petting zoo available.). Thanks for your interest in our ranch! s. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for a link to our Facebook page
  • Skyline Chestnut OrchardSkyline Chestnuts - chestnuts
    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.(ADDED: October 28, 2013)
  • U Pick Orchards Ranch One Borugi Farms - cherries, u-pick and already picked
    10900 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Email: [email protected]. Open: you do not need a reservation, please show up during our days of operation which are posted on their website. There is no fee to enter. In 2021, the prices are U-Pick Cherries $5.00/lbs. We-Pick Cherries $6.00/lbs. 20 acres of Coral Champagne Cherries. They provide bags to pick Do not bring ladders, stools, etc. Prices may have changed. U-Pick Cherries Facebook page.
  • U Pick Orchards Ranch Three Borello Farms - cherries, u-pick and already picked
    2905 Godfrey Road, Gilroy, CA 95020. Email: [email protected]. Open: you do not need a reservation, please show up during our days of operation which are posted on their website.
    Borello Farms, Inc. Ranch 3 consists of 7 acres of 10 year old Lapin and Sweetheart cherries. Lapins and Sweethearts and known for their great flavor and excellent size. There is no fee to enter. In 2021, the prices are U-Pick Cherries $5.00/lbs. We-Pick Cherries $6.00/lbs. They provide bags to pick Do not bring ladders, stools, etc. Prices may have changed.  U-Pick Cherries Facebook page.
  • U Pick Orchards Ranch Four 101 Ranch Borello Farms - cherries, u-pick and already picked
    55 Castro Valley Road, Gilroy, CA 95020. Email: [email protected]. Open: you do not need a reservation, please show up during our days of operation which are posted on their website. 20 acres of Bing Cherries.
    There is no fee to enter. In 2021, the prices are U-Pick Cherries $5.00/lbs. We-Pick Cherries $6.00/lbs. They provide bags to pick Do not bring ladders, stools, etc. Prices may have changed.  U-Pick Cherries Facebook page.
  • U Pick Orchards Ranch Five West Coast Farms - cherries, u-pick and already picked
    550 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037.Email: [email protected]. Open: you do not need a reservation, please show up during our days of operation which are posted on their website. The entrance to Ranch 5 is down the paved road, at the end of the cherry orchard. DO NOT ENTER AT THE WHITE FENCED ENTRANCE. THIS IS NOT OUR RANCH AND THEY DO NOT U-PICK. There is no fee to enter. In 2021, the prices are U-Pick Cherries $5.00/lbs. We-Pick Cherries $6.00/lbs. They provide bags to pick Do not bring ladders, stools, etc. Prices may have changed.  U-Pick Cherries Facebook page.

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


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