Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Kern County, California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Kern 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 "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in January 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for January 2017:Apples are still  available, but already picked.  In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, 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!

Kern County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Kern County (Bakersfield area)

  • Dries Farms - Apples, Raspberries, pumpkins
    19670 Easy Street, Tehachapi, CA. Phone: 661-444-0835. Phone: 661-823-9829. Open: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday. Directions: corner of Easy Street and Loumas Lane. Click here for a map.  U-PICK AND WE-PICK. Apples and pumpkins. We also have U-pick raspberries, lavender, tomatoes, butternut squash. Our apple varieties are mostly yellow delicious and red delicious. Don't wait too late and miss out! Questions? Call or text Margaret at 661-444-0835 (UPDATED: October 10, 2016) (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS)
  • Happy Trails Family farm - pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    20348 Orchard Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone: (661) 822-5800. Email: clhorvath@yahoo.com. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: "See our website for current hours;". Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: November 15, 2008)
  • Knaus Apple Ranch - apples, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    19042 Cherry Lane (corner Tucker Rd & Cherry Ln), Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone: 661-822-4142. Email: knausappleranch@gmail.com. Open: 7 days a week 9am to 5pm; until season closes; Season starts September 25th 2010, last approximately 6 weeks; DON"T DELAY!. Directions: Located 2 miles off the 58fwy. 35 miles from Bakersfield, 45 miles from Lancaster/Palmdale, 106 miles from Los Angeles basin area. Click here for a map and directions. Season starts late September, last approximately 6 weeks;;;DON"T DELAY!. Payment: Cash, only. We have U pick or We pick Apples (Red and Golden Delicious). In other words, you can bring your family and friends and enjoy the apple picking experience first hand. Or if you prefer, we pick ‘em for you. While your here, visit our store (well it's really a barn) we have gifts and crafts, jams and jellies , butters, apple chips, apple peelers and much, much more!! We accommodate large groups and school's and plenty of parking.  (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 11, 2010)
  • Kolesars' Apples - apples, cherries
    Highline Rd & Casey Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone: 661-945-9027. Open: call in early June; typically, to pick cherries 9-4 in early July. Directions: corner of Highline and Casey Drive.  Five varieties of apples at our u-pick orchard.  (UPDATED: April 27, 2013, JBS)
  • MaryAnn's Country - figs
    18940 Palm Avenue, Bakersfield, CA, 93314. Phone: 661-589-4435. Email us at: maryann@maryannscountry.com. Open: Call before you go - I haven't had an update from this farm in years and there is nothing current about them on the internet; (Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own?  If so, please write me!); last reported was 8:00 am Monday to friday, close at dark; Saturday, open at 9:00 am to close at dark; Sunday open after church 1 pm to --close at dark.. We have a petting zoo environment, goats, rabbits, chickens, doves, pigeons, horses, dogs, cats, butterflies, etc. We also have several carriages and wagons that we give rides on...we pull these wagons and carriages with BIG BEAUTIFUL BLACK PERCHERON draft horses. We have a picnic area and room enough to park a large R.V. We
  • Murray Family Farm - Strawberries, Asparagus, Sweet Cherries (17 varieties), Apricots, Apriums, Blueberries, Blackberries, Yellow and White Nectarines, Plums and Pluots, Summer Veggies, Sweet Corn, Melons, Heirloom Tomatoes, Asian Pears, Apples, Pumpkins and Gourds, Winter Veggies, Mixed Citrus, Oranges
    6700 General Beale Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Phone: 661-330-0100. April - May: Strawberries, Asparagus April - July: Sweet Cherries (17 varieties) May - July: Apricots, Apriums May - Aug: Blueberries, Blackberries May - Oct: Yellow and White Nectarines May - Oct: Plums and Pluots May - Oct: Summer Veggies May - Oct: Sweet Corn, Melons June - Oct: Heirloom Tomatoes September - Nov: Asian Pears September - Jan: Apples October - Nov: Pumpkins and Gourds Nov - April: Winter Veggies Nov - July: Mixed Citrus All Year: Oranges.  (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS)

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


Local Honey Sources:

Kern County

  • Onyx Family Farms - Farmers' Market - No pesticides are used, Honey (retail), Clover honey, Orange blossom honey, Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Fresh eggs, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    300 Doyle Ranch Road, Onyx, CA 93255. Phone: 760-377-7460. Alternate Phone: 760-378-1972. Email: offfarmersmarkets@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 4pm, November 1t to March 31st; Daily 8am to 6pm, April 1st to October 31st. Directions: 1/4 mile East of the Old Onyx Store, take a Left on Doyle Ranch Road with the flags and signs on the highway. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. (ADDED: November 25, 2015)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Kern County

  • Onyx Family Farms - Farmers' Market - No pesticides are used, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range), Eggs, Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    300 Doyle Ranch Road, Onyx, CA 93255. Phone: 760-377-7460. Alternate Phone: 760-378-1972. Email: offfarmersmarkets@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 4pm, November 1t to March 31st; Daily 8am to 6pm, April 1st to October 31st. Directions: 1/4 mile East of the Old Onyx Store, take a Left on Doyle Ranch Road with the flags and signs on the highway. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. (ADDED: November 25, 2015)

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Wholesale Foods


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