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 "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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 October 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
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
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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!
Kern County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Kern County (Bakersfield area)
Dries Farms - Apples, Raspberries,
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; We have always have berries through October. 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: April 09, 2018, 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:
[email protected]. Open: Be sure to CALL THEM to ask what they have
and when - there is nothing on their website now. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.
Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Payment:
Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: April 09, 2018, JBS)
Knaus Apple Ranch - apples, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks
and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
Lane (corner Tucker Rd & Cherry Ln), Tehachapi, CA 93561. Phone:
[email protected]. 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
Click here for a map and directions. Season starts late September, last
approximately 6 weeks;;;DON"T DELAY!. Payment: Cash, only.You pick/we pick.
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 baked goodies,
jams and jellies, butters, apple chips, gifts and crafts, apple peelers and
much, much more!! PLEASE BRING BAGS OR BOXES FOR APPLE PICKING. We offer
field trips for schools, senior citizen groups, mommy and me, boy scouts,
girl scouts and many others. Reservations are REQUIRED for field trips (UPDATED:
April 09, 2018, JBS)
- 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 09, 2018, JBS)
MaryAnn's Country - figs
18940 Palm Avenue, Bakersfield, CA,
93314. Phone: 661-589-4435. Email us at:
[email protected]. 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. (UPDATED: April 09, 2018, JBS)
Murray Family Farms
- Certified Organic, apples, apricots,
avocados, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, figs, flowers,
grapefruit, lemons, loganberries, marionberries, melons, nectarines,
olallieberries, oranges, other berries, other citrus, pears, peaches,
persimmons, plums, pomegranates, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries
(Spring, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), raspberries
(Autumn, black), tangerines, strawberries, watermelons, Honey from hives on
the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties,
restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting,
jumping pillow, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and
wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location
(call for info)
6700 General Beale, Bakersfield, Ca , CA 93307. Phone:
(661) 330-0100. Alternate Phone: (661) 371-0400. Email:
Open: Monday to Sunday 8 am to 6 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some
crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. Typical dates for crops (always see
current info on our website) areApril - 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 02, 2018)