Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in El Dorado County, California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in El Dorado County, 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in August 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for August 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. 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, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of 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 form 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!

El Dorado County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

El Dorado County

  • 24 Carrot Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm
    2731 Jacquier Road, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: 510-828-6538. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)  (ADDED: September 21, 2015)
  • American River Cherry Company - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, figs, lavender, olallieberries, other berries, persimmons, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), saskatoons, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), weddings and wedding parties, group reservations
    2240 Dias Drive, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: 530-626-3881. Email: [email protected]. Open: Cherries and Berries May 25 through late June, Figs July 27 through August 31 Persimmons November 10 through December 10, call before you go for figs and persimmons. Directions: Go to Placerville on highway 50. Turn North on highway 49. Follow highway 49 for 3 miles. Turn right at the sign at Tyrell to Dias. Follow the signs up the hill to the ranch site on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Loganberries May 31 Olallieberries May 31 Cuthbert Raspberries May 31 Blueberries (3 varieties) June 1 Chilliwack Raspberries June 5 Siskiyou Blackberries July 8 Boysenberries July 6 Arapaho and Apache Blackberries July 10. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. The ranch contains a large natural Koi pond with several hundred eager Koi for feeding with the provided Koi food. A nearby one acre lawn with shade is available on which to spread your picnic. Click here for a link to our Facebook page (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)
  • Apple Hill - High Hill Ranch - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, train rides (train on a track), pony rides, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    2901 High Hill Rd, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: (530) 644-1973. Email: [email protected]. Open: Apple Hill Season August 18th to December 24th 7 Days a Week Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm; Saturday to Sunday 7am to 6pm. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Take the Carson Road Exit off HWY50 Turn Left on Carson Road We are Located 1/2 mile up the Road on the Right. Turn Right on High Hill Road. August 18th through December 24th. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Visit Apple Hill Farm High Hill Ranch for Apple Pies, Apple Donuts, Crafts, & Kid's Activities. (ADDED: July 05, 2018)
  • Argyres Orchard - apples, grapes
    4220 North Canyon, Camino, CA, 95709. Phone: 530-644-3862. Email: [email protected]. Open: October 1 - October 16;Saturday and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm;  Weekends only FOR YOU-PICK GRAPES ONLY; Open when fruit is ripe, closed when gone! Call for ripening dates. Note, NO YOU-PICK APPLES IN 2016-CONCORD GRAPES ONLY ON OCTOBER WEEKENDS. BUSINESS AS USUAL IN 2017. Directions: Highway 50 east past Placerville. Camino exit to Carson Road, continue east, left on Barkley to Larsen, left on Larsen to North Canyon, left on North Canyon. 1.4 mile on left look for Apple Hill sign; Click for MapQuest Direction. Apples usually start in mid September.   Pick your own apples Concord Grapes. Apples sold in half-bushel (20 pound) boxes. Grapes sold in either 2 or 5 pound pails. All weights approximate - no scale - fill boxes as much as you want. Beautiful mature trees - some over 70 years old. Taste all you want while picking. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)
  • Berry Heaven, USA - Uses natural growing practices, apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, herbs/spices, lemons, peaches, persimmons, plums, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), summer squash, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, porta-potties are available, farm animals, school tours
    5170 Marshall Road, Garden Valley, CA 95633. Phone: 530-457-7181. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9am to 6 pm Sunday 1pm to 6pm, June  (call or see their website for opening date) to October 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 01, 2018)
  • Bolster's Hilltop Ranch - apples, blueberries, pumpkins
    2000 Larsen Drive, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-644-2230. Open: Season: Weekends only June 1 to July 15 from 8 am to 4 pm for blueberries; apples on weekends only in September.; Daily 9 am to 5 pm; Open: all year for Wine Tasting, Wine, Hard Cider, Gourmet Vinegar; Listed in VIA Magazine Blueberry Festival. U-Pick blueberries June into September. You-pick blueberries, you-pick apples, cider mill, forest nature trail, cider vinegars and baked goods. .. Blueberry Festival last weekend in June. School tours, Gift Shop June-Dec. Apples, Cider Mill, BBQ, Picnic, Pumpkins.  Craft Fairs - Weekends. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)
  • Celtic Gardens - Apples, Blackberries, Grapes, Pears
    4221 North Canyon Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-647-0690. Fax: 530-677-6275. Email: [email protected].
  • Denver Dan's - Apples
    4354 Bumblebee Lane, Camino, CA. Phone: 530-644-2893.  Open: September - December , from 9 am to dark. Apples: 40 varieties including Golden Delicious, Arkansas Black , Spitzenburg, heritage varieties. We make our own jams and jellies and vinegar (20 different kinds). We do vinegar tastings. Pick your own Apples. Friendly atmosphere. Picnic area open year round.   Come pick your own apples!!! Denver Dan's has dozens of apple varieties. We provide the buckets. Note: The crop of apples varies from year to year, so come early in the season (starting Friday of Labor Day weekend) for best pickn'.
  • El Dorado County Farm Trails - variety
    PO Box 542, Camino, CA. This is an organization of a large number of member farms - many are listed elsewhere, but this web site provides a look at many that are physically close to each other. Their members grow a wide variety of fruits, including cherries, berries, peaches, apples, pears, and oranges as well as wine grapes, flowers, Christmas trees and other agricultural products. Note that they don't state which of the farms are pick your own or not, so you would need to call each to ask.   Member sites: Apple Hill farms, EL DORADO County CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS, ASSOCIATION , Georgetown Divide , Gold Hill , Pleasant Valley , South County
  • Goyette's North Canyon Ranch - U-pick apples, pumpkins
    3825 N Canyon Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: (530) 622-9299. Email: [email protected]. Directions: #21 on Apple Hill map - off Hwy 50 at Camino. Open: Weekends, mid September to end of Oct, 10 AM to 5 PM. 6 varieties of apples. Pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds. (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS)
    Also picnic and play areas, pumpkin patch.
  • Hangtown Kid Apple Orchard - apples, pears, cherries, chestnuts, persimmons, pumpkins, honey from hives on the farm, Christmas trees
    2598 Mace Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-647-1810. Open: Call before you go.
    Comments from a visitor on June 23, 2009:
    "great people, great fun, delicious fruit . Nice older couple, work their own small farm of 10 acres. a bit out of the more crowded areas associated with Apple Hill off Mace Rd. "
  • Harris Family Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries, marionberries, pears, pumpkins, rhubarb, Fresh eggs, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2640 Blair Road, Pollock Pines, CA 95726. Phone: (530) 644-2194. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday to Sunday, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, June 1 to December 24. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Driving directions: Travel on Highway 50 to Pollock Pines. Turn off at the Pollock Pines exit #57, turn left under the freeway. Turn right on Pony Express Trail, about one mile turn left on Blair Road. Travel one mile on Blair Road, the entrance is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 05, 2017)
  • Honey Bear Ranch - pumpkin patch, kid's corn maze, Christmas trees, blackberries,
    2826 Barkley Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-644-3934 or Toll Free: 1-866-644-3934. For a map, click here. Pick your perfect pumpkin from our giant pumpkin patch. Meander through our kid's corn maze, wander through our Christmas tree farm or just linger in the shade of our Cherry or Plum trees on the lawn. Watch while our BBQ Chef roasts a whole pig on a spit over apple wood chips pruned from our apple orchard. Enjoy the water wheel at our Koi pond while the kids feed the Koi. Stroll under the weeping willows which drape the pond while you wait for your turn to tour the orchard on our horse drawn cart.
  • Larsen Apple Barn - apples, peaches,  pears, nectarines
    2461 Larsen Drive, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-644-2293. Email: [email protected]. Also a bake shop and picnic area.  Note: I haven't had an update from them since 2008 so call before you go; their website does not indicate that they allow pick-your-own any more, just already harvested.  I've emailed them again (May 2018) to get an update) Other websites are simply copying information from here, so don't count on them!
  • Michael's Vineyard - grapes,
    7449 Fairplay Road, Fair Play, CA 95684. Phone: (775) 691-1223. Fax: (530) 620-7939. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Placerville, CA - Hwy 49 south to Pleasant Valley Road, go east (left) 10 miles to Bucks Bar (right only). 10 miles to Mt. Aukum (E16) make right 3 miles to next left Fair Play Road 3 miles on left side, next driveway past Granite Springs Winery. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: everyday - Monday to Friday, 8 am to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 7 am to 6 pm These old vine Zinfandel grapes make great jellies and syrups. Need picked NOW!  you pick-em! Payment: Cash, Check. Note: I haven't had an update from them since 2008 so call before you go.  Other websites are simply copying information from here, so don't count on them!
  • O'Halloran's Apple Trail Ranch - Apples, Pears, U-Pick, Pumpkin Patch, Cut & Choose Christmas Trees
    2261 Cable Road, Camino, California. Phone: 530-644-3389.  Open: MAY 2018 - I FIND NO MENTION OF U-PICK APPLES OR PEARS ON THEIR WEBSITE THIS YEAR; i'VE EMAILED THEM FOR AN UPDATE -  September - December. We offer a variety of activities for the whole family that last from early September through the holidays. We hope you'll stop in for a visit and taste our crisp, juicy apples and tree-ripened pears. We also have acres of pumpkin patch - you can cut your pumpkin right off the vine! And, If you're looking for the perfect Christmas Tree we have five varieties of quality trees to choose from. While you're here take a hike through our nature trail and have a picnic in the orchard. We look forward to seeing you! We have the perfect apple for you! We grow 14 varieties so whether you're looking for something sweet, tart, crispy, juicy or tannic we have you covered. We sell our apples by volume and all varieties are the same price.Apples, Pears, U-Pick, Pumpkin Patch, Apple Cider, Indian Corn, Picnic Area, Handmade Crafts, Nature Trail ,Cut & Choose Christmas Trees.
  • Pine'O'Mine - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    2620 Carson Road, Placerville, CA 95667. Phone: 530-344-0288. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our facebook page for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Pine'O'Mine is a fromer Christmas tree farm that is now planted with Blueberries, Raspberries, Apples, and Pumpkins. We wanted to have something for families, so we made our ranch u-pick. Now we have families coming year after year.  NOTE: Their website is gone; but their unofficial facebook page shows recent activity.  Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)
  • Plubell Family Orchards - pumpkins, U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
    1800 Larsen Drive, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-647-2306. ALternate phone:530-644-1761. Open: September - Mid November. Email: [email protected]. Apples are not pick-your-own. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or even open?  If so, please write me!
  • Ralph's Apple Ranch - apples
    2209 Larsen Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-644-4038. Does not appear to be U-pick for peaches, pears, nectarines or plums. Note: They sometimes close early in the season. Does anyone have current information, are they still open?  If so, please write me!
  • Rome Valley Vineyards - grapes, apple picking, Wine Tasting, tours, over nite accommodations, event center, farm stand,
    5869 Traverse Creek Road, Garden Valley, CA 95633. Phone: 530-295-9260. Email: [email protected]. Open: by appointment. Directions: detailed directions can be found on our web page and facebook page. Also camping or RV facilities, farm stays, wedding or event facilities; Christmas trees. We alsos do educational experience farm tours, garden/nursery tours, and vineyard tours. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: May 19, 2017, JBS)
  • Smokey Ridge Farmstead & Winery - chestnuts,
    2160 Carson Rd, Placerville, California, CA 95667. Phone: (530) 626-5078. Open: see their Facebook page. Winery and Farmstand - wine tasting (year round), farmstand (fall) featuring apples, chestnuts, figs, pears, preserves and condiments, gourds and pumpkins
  • Sun Mountain Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked,Sun Mountain Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked,Sun Mountain Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, blueberries, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, picnic area
    3000 North Canyon Road, Camino, CA 95709. Phone: 530-621-3740. Alternate Phone: 530-919-7879. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm; Monday to Friday by appointment. Directions: #28 on the Apple Hill Map. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June; Apples: September, October, Early November; Pumpkins: October. We offer the finest seasonal "You Pick" apples, blueberries and pumpkins. Wine grapes may be available to home winemakers by arrangement. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Fish Friendly Farming Environmental Certification. (UPDATED: May 19, 2017, JBS)
  • Willow Pond Farm - apples
    2731 Jacquier Road, Placerville, CA. See 24 Carrot farm (above)

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)