Blueberries are a delicious fruit, filled with antioxidants, and you can find them grown locally at many farms in Southern California. And the cool thing is, you can pick your own blueberries at most of these farms!
California grows multiple millions of pounds of blueberries every year, and exports them all around the world, not to mention all over the state!
Blueberries can be eaten fresh, of course, but they can also be used in baking and cooking. Blueberry muffins, pies, and pancakes are well-known, but they can also be used in salads, cocktails, and roasted with meats. These little berries are very versatile!
Know Before You Go
Within a short drive of Los Angeles, you’ll find many farms for picking your own blueberries, but be sure to check with each farm ahead of time. Each days’ harvest must be carefully managed, which can result in picking being cancelled for the next say.
Follow the farms on social media, or give them a call. They’ll let you know whether they’re picking and what rules they have in place.
Some farms discourage you from bringing your pets with you, some ask that you bring your own buckets, some farms have picnic grounds, some have harvest festivals – each one is unique. Wherever you go we hope you enjoy!
Fruit in Season
When is blueberry season, and when can we pick cherries or strawberries? Here’s a list of all the fruit seasons in SoCal.
Blueberry season usually starts in May and can last into August.
Cherries can usually be picked in May and June.
Strawberries are grown year-round, but many people think the peak season is from April-July.
Citrus, like lemons and tangerines, are usually in season from February to October.
Apple picking season usually begins in late September and lasts into November.
Related: Cherry Picking in SoCal
Blueberry Picking in Riverside County
Temecula Berry Co.
39700 Cantrell Rd, Temecula, CA 92591
Founded in the 90s, this Farm grows blueberries and lets you Pick Your Own fruit every season – usually in May and June. They also sell honey, jams, syrup and more.
Related: Fun Things To Do in Temecula for the whole family.
Pick Your Own Fruit Farms – San Bernardino County
Stone Soup Farm
12131 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA 92399
This farm is known for apples in the Fall, blackberries and raspberries in the Summer, and they’ve also got a kitchen garden and offer Farm visits, as well as hosting multiple festivals each year.
Snow Line Orchard
39400 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA 92399
This farm is known for their apples, honey, cider – and for U-Pick Raspberries in the Summer. They also host a terrific Apple Blossom Festival in the Spring.
1545 E. San Bernardino Ave, Redlands, CA 92373
This farm is known for their raw honey, blueberries, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and a very fun seasonal specialty: Christmas trees. They also sell jams, vegetables, and their famous BBQ sauce. They offer U-Pick blueberries in season.
In the Fall, try our list of Farms for Apple Picking, many of which are located in San Bernardino County.
U Pick Farms – Santa Barbara + San Luis Obispo Counties
Dragon Spring Farm
6115 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, CA 93428
This farm is known for growing many fruits and vegetables, and for hosting U-Pick blueberries in season.
Jack Creek Farms
5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA 93465
This farm is known for growing lots of fruits and vegetables, and they offer Pick Your Own for everything! Try Picking your own blackberries, lavender, peaches, plums, tomatoes, apples, and more. They host a Pumpkin festival in the Fall, too.
Related: Strawberry Picking in Los Angeles
3665 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, California 93454
This farm is known for blueberries (obviously), and they offer U-Pick when in season. They also grow blackberries, strawberries, flowers, tomatoes – all available for Pick Your Own. They sell honey, pumpkins, jams, and olive oil.
Santa Barbara Blueberries
1980 US Highway 101, Gaviota, CA 93117
This farm is known for blueberries (no surprise), and they also grow raspberries and blackberries, although in smaller quantities. They sell lots of products made with blueberries, too.
Summerset Farm and Dale’s Nursery
3450 Baseline Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
This farm is known for all kinds of fruits and vegetables, as well as jams and even wine barrels. Because they’re a Nursery, too, you can buy plants to take home and grow.
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