Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

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

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

Nevada County

  • Beirwagen's Donner Trail Fruit - U-pick apples, Pumpkins on weekends in October, apple cider,
    17437 Lower Colfax Rd, Chicago Park, CA. Phone: 530-477-5992. Open: weekends in October. * horse-drawn wagon rides * a corn maze * children's play area * farm animals * antique farm implements * picnic area and snack shack. The restaurant has WONDERFUL homemade pies. We open up our farm during the month of October for you to enjoy with your whole family. Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking, Farm animals, fresh cider and weekends we open up the Snack Shack for our famous Apple Fritter Nuggets! Our Farm Market is located next to the Happy Apple Kitchen in Chicago Park, CA at 18532 Hwy 174. We offer a variety of seasonal produce grown and produced locally in Nevada and Placer Counties. More Info please call 530-273-4005. The Bierwagen Farm is also located in Chicago Park at 17437 Lower Colfax Rd. The Farm is only open to Farm Tours and Special Events and during the month of October for our Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival. More Info please call 530-477-5992. Snack shack is serving hamburgers  hot dogs, cupcakes and cookies until about 2pm. *Pumpkin patch and you pick apples are open.  *Free parking and free admissio
  • Lazy Valley Ranch - u-pick blueberriesLazy Valley Ranch - u-pick blueberries
    10919 Lazy Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946. Phone: 530-432-2234.  Open: Sunday through Thursday, closed Fridays and Saturdays; U-pick from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Appointments are necessary for u-pick by calling. Directions: Watch for the open sign hung at the end of Lazy Valley Road in Penn Valley or the classified ad that runs in The Union in early June. Blueberries and blackberries. We do not use pesticides, only organic approved sprays and fertilizers.  We sell whole live calves, raised on mother's milk and grass without antibiotics or hormones, at 6 months of age. Call for information. RANCH STORE : Blueberry Barn Store open 9am-4pm, Sunday-Thursday, closed Friday-Saturday. Season begins around June 6th. Look for signs at the end of Lazy Valley Road when we are open.(UPDATED: July 01, 2019, JBS)
  • Linda Grace's Place Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, blackberries, cucumbers, figs, herbs or spices, lavender, nectarines, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, pomegranates, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
    17458 Friendly Valley Place, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Phone: 530-272-5156. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2020: They are closed until next season (2021), when their hours should be: Call for appointment, hours and days vary according to crops, generally weekends. Directions: Off McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, Ca. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We use only our own Artesian well water for irrigation, absolutely NO treated water used here! :) Some canned goods may be available for sale, hopefully fresh pies in the future!. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. See Linda Grace's Place on Facebook for updated information!    (UPDATED: July 02, 2020)  
  • Riverhill Farm - vegetablesRiverhill Farm - vegetables
    13500 Cement Hill Road, Nevada City, California 95959. Phone: (530) 263-1886. Email: [email protected]. Open: During the season our farmstand is open each Wednesday afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm from June through the week before Thanksgiving week in November. Directions: click here for a map and directions. To be notified of the opening date, subscribe to our email list. You can buy our produce at the farm and take advantage of u-pick opportunities each week, such as our lovely raspberries and blackberries. Please subscribe to our email list to be notified of weekly produce availability, bulk purchases for canning, and other events. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS) ADDED: April 29, 2015, JBS)
  • Sun Smile Farms - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, red raspberries, black raspberries, and blackberries.
    10110 West Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Phone: 530 273-6507. Email: [email protected]. Open: The Farmstand will be closed this season, however, the U-Pick will continue; Please sign up for our mailing list and we will notify you regarding dates and times. Directions: From Sacramento east on I-80 approximately 30 miles, Take the CA-49 exit towards Grass Valley/Placerville. Take the exit towards CA-174/COLFAX/CENTRAL Grass Valley, Turn left onto South Auburn Street, Turn left onto W Main Street. W Main Street becomes ROUGH AND READY Highway., go 1.8 miles to West Drive and turn left. Follow the road to the end and you're there.In addition to U-pick, they offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) with weekly boxes.  Everything is Certified Organic, WE HAVE THORNLESS BLACKBERRIES FOR U-PICK!. Many times, U-Pick is done By Appointment Only. (Due to weather conditions or an over abundant crop, we sometimes need to contact people right away. A phone number usually works best in this case.) We'll contact you when we're open for picking. Thanks for your interest in our farm!
    Cherries: Mid June to July
    Peaches: Late June through September
    Blackberries: July through August
    Raspberries: June and October
    Flowers: July through September.
    To sign up for U-Pick, email us . (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2009: "Great, with a wide variety of fruits and berries."

Placer County

  • Amber Oaks Raspberries - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries, boysenberries, chestnuts, olallieberries, other berries, pumpkins, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    2770 Shanley Rd, Auburn, CA 95603. Phone: 530 885-3420. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday By appointment, from 8:30am to 1:00pm May to November. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Sacramento take interstate 80 east to Auburn. Exit Highway 49 turn left at the light. Travel about 3 miles on 49 turn left onto Atwood Road. Travel 1.5 miles turn left onto Shanley Road. Our drive way is the second left, just past the mail boxes. Look for the wooden carved sign Tim and Rhonda Berry Farm. Follow the gravel drive and keep to your right and follow signs for parking. Click here for a map and directions. Boysenberries and Olallieberries: End of May to June 16, Thorn-less blackberries: July to August, Chestnuts: Middle September to end of October, Pumpkins: October, Kiwi: November, also pick your own. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We also Have other produce available for sale by orders. They include Rhubarb, loquats, summer squash, basil, amaranth, blueberries, sun gold tomatoes, early girl tomatoes,  potatoes, pomegranates, concord grapes,  eggplant, figs, persimmons,  Corn and melons from another farm. Please just give us a call for availability and to place an order for pick up by appointment Monday to Saturday.We are hoping to have U-Pick Blackberries the first week of July. Our U-PICK days are by appointment on: Mondays: 8:00am-2:00pm; Wednesdays: 8:00am-2:00pm; Saturdays: 8:00am-2:00pm/ PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT in advance before the day you want to pick. Please do not schedule an appointment by e-mail or Facebook. We do not check e-mail daily. (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)  
    Comments from a visitor on September 07, 2009:
    "Had a great time picking blackberries. Very abundant, large, sweet berries. Very reasonably priced. Unfortunately I found out about this farm at end of berry picking season but will plan next year to get out more often to pick. They have kiwis and clementines in the fall. I believe you can pick those as well. Also have available a wide variety of tomatoes, delicious Stinsen watermelon(which they shared with us)figs, chestnuts and much more. They also have homemade jams and honey."
  • AnneBelle Farms - apples, apricots, beans, beets, blackberries, broad beans, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, herbs or spices, nectarines, onions, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, Fresh eggs, gift shop, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    6540 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95602. Phone: (530) 269-1910. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm, January 1 to December 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located off historic Highway 49. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)
  • Flower Farm - corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs or spices, melons, onions, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone: (866) 819-4899. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily, 8 am to 6 p.m. except Mondays Sunday, 10 am to 4 p.m. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available all year. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for their Facebook page. Call before you go - Their website is gone, (Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own?  If so, please write me!)
  • Snowy Peaks Christmas Tree & Berry Farm - strawberries,
    30100 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA 95631. Phone: 530-367-3766. Email: [email protected]. Open: CALL BEFORE you go - I don't see anything on their website about strawberries this year; Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8am to 5pm July 1 to October 31; Open for Christmas trees 9am to 4:30pm from the day after Thanksgiving through December 16,2007. Directions: From Interstate highway 80 eastbound take the "Foresthill, Auburn Ravine Road" exit; Turn right off of the exit ramp; Go straight through the stop light. Continue 21 miles through the town of Foresthill. We are on the right side of Foresthill Road. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November, December. Payment: Cash, Check. All trees $7.00 plus tax.
  • Stirling Oak Cellars - grapes,
    7677 North Forbes Road x-street: Lone Pine Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648. Phone: 408-526-0507. Alternate Phone: 408-410-3686. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call before you go; I haven't seen an update from them in years; August - Saturdays only - please call ahead to reserve your harvest and picking time. Directions: From Lincoln area: North on McCoutney 6 miles north of Lincoln: turn right on South Forbes Road. Drive 3 miles. Drive 400ft past the x-st of Lone pine lane. Vineyard on your left behind deer fence. Stucco/black metal gate entrance. Click here for a map and directions. Barberra Red Wine Grapes - Available in August - Exact time will be determined by the Sugars/Brix - Saturday only Picking times - $1/pound - Please call ahead to make your harvest reservation - 10 miles north of Lincoln, CA near Camp Far West Lake. Payment: Cash, only. We can supply buckets and can crush/de-stem on site - if you call ahead and request it.

Sierra 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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