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27 of the Best Local Farms to Take the Whole Family for Fresh Fruit and Fun

Have you ever picked your own fruit, fresh from the farm? Is there any other family activity that’s as fun – and delicious? Not to mention educational, since you can help your kids learn about where their food comes from.

These hard-working farms, all over Southern California, offer the chance to go strawberry-picking (or any other fruit in season), and enjoy seeing your food in its natural state.

In Los Angeles we are lucky to be able to pick fruit all year long, within just a couple hours’ drive. The time to pick Strawberries in in the Spring, you pick Cherries in the early Summer, and apple picking happens in the Fall. But there are also blueberries, apricots, plums, and pumpkins, too, just to name a few others. Plus there’s all the vegetables!

Find a U-Pick Farm Near Me – Map

Pick Your Own Fruit: Locally Grown and Farm Fresh

We’ve got a great big list of Farms where you can Pick Your Own fruits and vegetables. You can find U-Pick Farms in LA County, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and even San Diego County.

And if you’d rather not pick your own, most of these farms have terrific farm stands, some with drive-though, so you can get fresh fruit and veggies direct from the farm, whether you get your hands dirty or not.

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Things to Know Before You Go

Always call the farm first; their website may not be updated for that day’s picking hours, or they may have run out of fruit, it happens. The point is: Be sure to check with each farm before you go, because things change all the time and they may not be open after all. Plan ahead: you may need to bring cash or make a reservation. And at this time, you may need to wear masks and practice physical distancing.

Wherever you go pick, and whatever fruit you choose, we hope you and your family have a great time.

Looking for U Pick farms all over California? Check out this great website.

Pick Your Own Fruit Farms – LA County

Brian Ranch Airport U Pick Orchard
34810 Largo Vista Rd, Llano, CA 93544
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: cherries, stone fruit

Cherry Hill Farm
39300 Bouquet Canyon Road, Leona Valley, CA 93551
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: cherries

7651 East Avenue U, Littlerock, CA 93543
(661) 944-9903
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: apricots and cherries

Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farms
6989 Elizabeth Lake Road, Leona Valley, CA 93551
(661) 270-1356
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: cherries and honey

Rolling Thunder Ranch
10254 Leona Ave., Leona Valley, CA 93551
(661) 270-9688
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: cherries and honey

Windy Ridge Ranch  
9811 Leona Avenue, Leona Valley, CA 93551
(661) 270-9106
Fruits they grow: cherries

U Pick Farms – Ventura County

Underwood Family Farms
2 locations
Underwood: Moorpark Farm Center
3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, CA 93021
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: many fruits and vegetables

Underwood: Somis Farm Center
5696 E. Los Angeles Ave, Somis, CA 93066
(805) 386-4660
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: berries        

Terry Berries
7618 Telephone Rd. Ventura, CA 93004
(805) 620-7534
Fruits they grow: Strawberries

Pick Your Own Fruit Farms – Orange County

Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
2 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: oranges

Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, California 92612
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: strawberries and pumpkins

U Pick Farms – Riverside County

Guldseth Cherry Orchard
9150 Whispering Pines Road, Cherry Valley, CA 92223
(951) 845-2490
Fruits they grow: cherries

Providence Farm
40376 Brookside Avenue, Cherry Valley, CA 92223
(951) 845-1210
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: cherries

Temecula Berry Co.
39700 Cantrell Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
951 225-5552
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: blueberries

Pick Your Own Fruit Farms – San Bernardino County

Stone Soup Farm
12131 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA 92399
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: blackberries

Snow Line Orchard
39400 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA 92399
909 797-3415
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: raspberries and apples

Soffel Farms
1545 E. San Bernardino Ave, Redlands, CA 92373
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: blueberries, citrus, Christmas trees

Riley’s Farm
12261 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA 92399
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: strawberries, blackberries, mulberries, raspberries, and apples

U Pick Farms – Santa Barbara + San Luis Obispo Counties

Avila Valley Barn
560 Avila Valley Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93402
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: peaches, berries

Dragon Spring Farm
6115 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, CA 93428
(805) 927-2825
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: blueberries

Jack Creek Farms
5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA 93465
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: berries, stone fruit, vegetables

Rutiz Farms
1075 The Pike, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 481-3582
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: berries

Blueberries Ole!
3665 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, California 93454
(805) 260-0497
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: blueberries and more berries

Santa Barbara Blueberries
1980 US Highway 101, Gaviota, CA 93117
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: blueberries and more berries

Summerset Farm and Dale’s Nursery
3450 Baseline Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: blueberries

Pick Your Own Fruit Farms – San Diego County

Carlsbad Strawberry Company
1050 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: strawberries and flowers

Julian Farm and Orchard
4444 State Hwy 78 Julian/Wynola CA 92036
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: strawberries and pumpkins

Kenny’s Strawberry Farm
953 Rainbow Valley Blvd, Fallbrook, CA 92028
(951) 212-5805
[email protected]
Fruits they grow: strawberries

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