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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 If you find anything outdated or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 - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace
yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need
large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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
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website and make improvements!
What's in season in December 2022, and other timely information:
Notes for December 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).
Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. 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 updates. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
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
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!
The Santa Clara County area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, 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:
[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,
Gilroy Upick - No pesticides are used,
blackberries, cherries, corn (sweet), melons, persimmons, plums,
pomegranates, strawberries, watermelons, U-pick and already picked
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
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 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)
Tru2Earth Farm - Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries, olallieberries, raspberries (red), raspberries
(yellow), strawberries, asparagus, beets, broccoli, slicing cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, onions, sweet peppers, carving pumpkins, summer squash,
Heirloom tomatoes, tomatoes, watermelons, lavender, sunflowers, zinnias, flowers, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, Cell service cell phones work
here, picnic area you may bring your own food, birthday parties
10505 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: (408) 713-0723. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday
from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm. Directions: Click here for a
map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Venmo.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Click here for our Instagram page. (ADDED: October 14, 2022)
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
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
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.