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Tomato U-Pick Orchards in Marin and Sonoma counties in California in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for tomatoes that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have tomatoes orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Sonoma County

  • Adobe Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins, tomatoes, vegetables, fresh-cut flowers
    2478 East Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 95954. Phone: 707-763-6416. Click here for a map and directions. .
  • Bloomfield Farms - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, school tours
    12550 Valley Ford Road, Petaluma, CA 94952. Phone: 707-876-3261. Email: upick@bloomfieldfarmsorganics.com. Open: 9pm to 2pm on the last Sunday during the months of May, June, July, August, September and October. Directions: 1.0 miles west of Bloomfield on Valley Ford Road. If coming East from Valley Ford the farm is 3.1 miles West. See our website for more specific directions. Thanks!. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Bloomfield Farms Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 707-332-9209. . RSVP: It's not mandatory but please email to confirm your attendance and the size of your group. This helps with planning for our staff, food and other items to meet your needs. Each week we typically have 28 to 30 crops available for harvesting and u-picking; Tomatoes begin in late August for us. UPDATE for 2021, Their website hasn't been updated since 2014. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me. (UPDATED: March 21, 2021 JBS)
  • Love Farms Organic Produce - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplants, flowers, grapes, herbs or spices, melons, onions, peas, raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15069 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Phone: 707-433-1230. Email: rlove@lovefarms.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, 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, last reported hours were April to November 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Love Farms Organic Produce Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 707 433-6274. . We are certified organic for all crops!
  • Sonoma Broadway Farms - Uses natural growing practices, carrots, cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, melons, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties
    20675 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476. Phone: 415-497-0137. Email: janderson814@gmail.com. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm from July 1st to October 31st. Directions: 20675 BroadwayHwy 12 on the way into Sonoma, between the streets Watmaugh and Leveroni. Located one-mile from Sonoma Square. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Sonoma Broadway Farms Facebook page. . 20675 Broadway/Hwy 12 on the way into Sonoma, between the streets Watmaugh and Leveroni. Located one-mile from Sonoma Square. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification.

 

Tomatoes

Tomato Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Pick tomatoes that are firm and free of blemishes. Cracking is common in very hot weather, especially after a rain, and if you intend to use the tomatoes within 1 day, that will be ok. Varieties of tomatoes

During hot summer weather, pick the tomatoes when they have a healthy pink/red (or yellow or orange depending on the variety) color and let them finish the last day or two of ripening indoors. Tomatoes do not need to be in the sunlight in order to ripen. If you have green fruit on the plants in the fall when frost is approaching, pick the tomatoes and store them in a cool, dark place to ripen.

Tomato Varieties

In general paste or Roma-type tomatoes are the best to using for canning, as they have thicker, meatier walls and far less water. And cherry tomatoes are the worst to use, as they are mostly water.  But you can use any type you can get hold of.  You may just have to cook them down longer to boil off excess water.  See our Master list of tomato varieties

Growing tomatoes

Canning, Freezing, Drying, Preserving Tomatoes and more!

Below are links to pages with easy and reliable directions about how to can, preserve, freeze and make other goodies from tomatoes.  Some of these require a Pressure Canner to prevent potential spoilage and food poisoning, due to the low acid content of the food.  For others, you can use a water bath canner OR a Pressure Canner.  I've noted what's required for each, below, following each entry, with
W for water bath,
P for Pressure canner, and
W, P for either may be used!

And don't miss: Answers to common tomato canning problems and see this page about what to do with your unripe green tomatoes!

Prepping tomatoes

Canning tomatoes (in water bath canners )Home canned tomato soup

Canning Tomatoes in Pressure canners

Freezing Tomatoes

Drying tomatoes

Ripening green tomatoes in your garage or basement

If you want to bring your green tomatoes indoors before a freeze in the Fall, and ripen them, see:

And if you'd like to start you own tomatoes from seed (you can save a small fortune and grow the heirloom varieties you like) see this page for easy directions for growing your own tomato plants from seed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Canning, Freezing and Preserving Tomatoes

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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