Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in California North Mountain Region (Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties)?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in California North Mountain Region (Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties), 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!  

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

Notes for August 2017: Blueberries and peaches are going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep South. Blackberries, figs,  and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also 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! 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, please write me!

California North Mountain Region (Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties) U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Butte County

  • Johnson Farm - apricots, beans, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, herbs/spices, melons, nectarines, olallieberries, other berries, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    113 Higgins Avenue, Gridley, CA 95948. Phone: 530-846-5871. Email: johnsonupickfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Their website is up but not working properly; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open?  If so, please write me, their last reported hours (in 2014) were Saturday and Wednesday, from 8 am to 3 pm, mid - May thru October. Directions: From Yuba City go 3 miles north of Live Oak, right on Turner Ave, and immediate left on Meyers. From Chico go 2 miles south of Gridley, left on Evans-Reimer, then right on Meyers. From Oroville go right on East Gridley Road, left on Larkin, just past Mazanita school go right on Higgins Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a small family farm. Mark Johnson has his masters in organic weed control and is always striving to grow produce using sustainable farming methods.  E-mail us to be on our e-mailing list for opening dates and produce availability.  (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: September 25, 2011)  (ADDED: April 11, 2010) 
  • Max's Miracle Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, muscadine grapes, melons, nectarines, onions, oranges, other berries, other citrus, pears, peaches, pecans , peppers, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, tangerines, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    3476 Smith Avenue, Biggs, CA 95917. Phone: 530 354-7168. Alternate Phone: 530 354-7168. Fax: 530 354-7168. Email: stevewilliamsb@aol.com. Open: daily 10am to 5pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Highway 99, From Yuba City, 20 minutes north on Highway 99, turn left onto West Rio Bonito, Right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to parking. From Chico, 20 minutes south turn right onto West Rio Bonito turn right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to Parking -. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries and Apricots June-July, Peaches and Nectarines July-August, Plums, squash, Tomatoes, Corn, Melons and Berries July-August Pumpkins and Apples, Nuts September-October. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Max's Miracle Ranch is a very special place with a family atmosphere, where you can spend the day riding on our vintage logging train, playing with farm animals, picking your own fruit and vegetables, enjoying story time or having a picnic. Our new attraction this year is "Gold Panning" where you might just strike it rich with a nugget or two. School/Group field trips are available. Our old#8 train has been completely restored. and this spring we are expecting 2 of our miniature horses to give birth. (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: February 13, 2012)

Glenn County

  • The Parkway RV Resort & Campground - apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, persimmons, plums, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, weddings and wedding parties
    6330 County Road 200 (Newville Road), Orland, CA 95963. Phone: 530-865-9188. Alternate Phone: 530-966-1922. Fax: 530 865 2326. Email: info@theparkwayrv.com. Open: Contact facility for availability and times. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Interstate 5 in Northern California exit #619 one half mile west of the interstate. Click here for a map and directions. Apricots/Peaches/Nectarines/Plums: June and July; Cherries end of May to middle of June Persimmons in November. Payment: Cash, only. We can accommodate RV groups and will arrange local farm tours. We are a quiet, rural RV Resort & Campground with all the amenities that make your stay, while picking your own fruit, more comfortable. Future plans include; Orland Chamber Rod & Custom Car Show November 7 & 8, 2010 Glenn County Fair Grounds, Orland, CA; Monthly "Music in the Park" concerts (summer 2010), grapes in about 3 years( vineyard planted 2009) and more activities to be announced as they come on board. (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 08, 2010) (ADDED: July 08, 2009)

Tehama County

  • Hansen's Blueberry Farm -Hansen's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, porta-potties
    3325 Houghton Ave, Corning, CA 96021. Phone: 530-824-2331. Email: mr_blueberry30@hotmail.com. Open:  beginning Saturday, May 14th from 7:00 am to 12 pm, daily, typically through June. Porta potty is on site, Water Fountain at check out area. Directions: from I-5 Exit South Avenue drive East 1 mile to Houghton Avenue drive South 1&1/4 miles to 3325 Houghton Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The price is $15.00 per pail,  same as last year. We supply the picking pail and plastic shopping bag to carry them home, pick your own, (1) one gallon pail approx.5 pounds.  Children 5 and older are welcome to pick their own berries. Fresh cold water on site.  There is a porta potty onsite and a water fountain at the check out area. (UPDATED: May 18, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: May 14, 2016) (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 17, 2014) (UPDATED: May 27, 2013)
  • Haynes Family Peaches - peaches
    Rodeo Rd, Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 385-1315. Open: May-September, call for hours and availability. Directions: Take 99 West 9 miles South of Red Bluff or 7 miles North of Corning, Turn West on Rodeo to first driveway.
  • LL Pistachios - pistachios
    3160 Wisconsin Ave, Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 824-5223. Open: Second week of October, call for hours and availability. Directions: From South Avenue go South on Wisconsin.
  • S & B Blueberries U-Pick - blueberries,
    1560 County Road 99w, Corning, CA 96021. Phone: 530-570-4717. Alternate Phone: 530-570-4759. Fax: 530-824-6007. Email: Ibobills@hotmail.com. Open: 7am to 12 pm 7 days a week until late June. Directions: Heading south: take I-5 to Liberal Ave, turn left, go to 99W, turn right. When you get to the 6 radio towers follow S & B Blueberry signs. Heading north: take I-5, get off at Road 7, turn right, go to 99W, turn left. When you get to six radio towers follow S & B Blueberry signs. From Chico: take Highway 32 to Orland, turn right on 6th Street, (99W). Continue approximately 7 miles to the 6 radio towers, then follow the S & B Blueberry signs. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We provide buckets for picking and bags when finished. $15.00 per Bucket that holds 5 to 7 pounds. We have 3 varieties: Spartan, Blue Ribbon, and Chandler. All varieties are very sweet. (UPDATED: May 16, 2017, JBS) (UPDATED: June 29, 2016) (UPDATED: June 26, 2016) (UPDATED: May 17, 2016)
  • Sale Orchard - peaches
    Sale Lane and Gilmore Ranch Road, Red Bluff, CA.  Phone: (530) 527-3504. Open: Mid July until Mid August, call for hours and availability. Directions: From Antelope, take Sale Lane South, Turn Left on Gilmore Ranch Road - Watch for Sign. In 2013, price is/was 90 cents/lb. (ADDED: August 11, 2013, from news reports)
  • Seale Navel Oranges - naval organes
    410 3rd Ave, Capay, CA. Phone: (530) 865-4602. Open: January thru March, call for hours and availability. Directions: From Old Corning Road, left on Capay left on Post, go to 3rd Ave.
  • Whiteley Ranch - Satsuma Mandarins
    23521 Pennsylvania Ave., Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 824-1222. Open: December and January, call for hours and crop availability. Directions: From South Avenue, go South on Wisconsin and left on Pennsylvania. (UPDATED: May 18, 2017, JBS) (ADDED: August 11, 2013, from news reports)
  • Wolf Orchard - peaches, plums, nectarines, Asian pears
    5929 Highway 99 W, Corning, CA. Phone: (530) 824-4075. Open: Early August to late September, call for hours and availability. Directions: From Red Bluff go 13 miles South or from Corning go 3 miles North.

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


Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Butte County

  • Karen Muellers Christmas Farm - No pesticides are used, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range), Eggs, Brown eggs, Hiking trails, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, Fresh eggs, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    11452 Nelson Bar Road, Oroville, CA 95965. Phone: 530 533 4593. Email: treefarmer@SantaDeliversTrees.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the valley: take highway 70 North to Lunt Road. Turn West, you should be going down hill, and drive to Nelson Bar Road. Lunt Road ends at Nelson Bar Road. Turn right and drive to 11452 Nelson Bar Road. The will be signs and many Christmas trees visible from Nelson Bar Road. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Choose and cut Christmas trees Butte County. Picnic Tables. (UPDATED: November 19, 2013)

Tehama County

  • Heaven Sent Ranch - Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    13030 Hoy Road, Red Bluff, CA 96080. Phone: 530 953-6334. Alternate Phone: 530 527-1298. Email: heavensentranch@clearwire.net. Directions: We do not currently offer visitation to the ranch. You may read all about out breeding programs on our web site. You can also contact me personally at the email address above with any and all questions. Thanks Debi Heaven Sent Ranch Red Bluff, CA. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Here at Heaven Sent Ranch we raise Black Copper Marans chickens, the worlds darkest eggs. "James Bond's favorite egg!" We also raise heritage breed turkeys. Although we have no access available at this time to the public, we do ship chicks, started birds and hatching eggs anywhere in the United States including Hawaii and Alaska. (ADDED: August 28, 2011)

Horse Rides and More:

Butte County

  • Max's Miracle Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, Horses rented (guided trails), Horses rented (unguided trails), snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Bed and breakfast, Tent camping, horses allowed, Hotel / Motel nearby, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    3476 Smith Avenue, Biggs, CA 95917. Phone: 530 354-7168. Alternate Phone: 530 354-7168. Fax: 530 354-7168. Email: stevewilliamsb@aol.com. Open: please call to schedule 530 354 pm to 7168. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Activity updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Highway 99, From Yuba City, 20 minutes north on Highway 99, turn left onto West Rio Bonito, Right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to parking. From Chico, 20 minutes south turn right onto West Rio Bonito turn right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to Parking -. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries and Apricots June-July, Peaches and Nectarines July-August, Plums, squash, Tomatoes, Corn, Melons and Berries July-August Pumpkins and Apples, Nuts September-October. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Max's Miracle Ranch is a very special place with a family atmosphere, where you can spend the day riding on our vintage logging train, playing with farm animals, picking your own fruit and vegetables, enjoying story time or having a picnic. Our new attraction this year is "Gold Panning" where you might just strike it rich with a nugget or two. School/Group field trips are available. Our old#8 train has been completely restored. and this spring we are expecting 2 of our miniature horses to give birth. (UPDATED: February 13, 2012)

Farm Venues for Weddings, Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Butte County

  • Max's Miracle Ranch - Uses natural growing practices, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Apple Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, steers/cattle, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, CD Player, Internet (Ethernet), Podium, Sound System, TV available, DVD Player, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Valet parking can be arranged, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, meeting room available, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    3476 Smith Avenue, Biggs, CA 95917. Phone: 530 354-7168. Alternate Phone: 530 354-7168. Fax: 530 354-7168. Email: stevewilliamsb@aol.com. Open: please call to schedule 530 354 pm to 7168. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Highway 99, From Yuba City, 20 minutes north on Highway 99, turn left onto West Rio Bonito, Right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to parking. From Chico, 20 minutes south turn right onto West Rio Bonito turn right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to Parking -. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries and Apricots June-July, Peaches and Nectarines July-August, Plums, squash, Tomatoes, Corn, Melons and Berries July-August Pumpkins and Apples, Nuts September-October. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Max's Miracle Ranch is a very special place with a family atmosphere, where you can spend the day riding on our vintage logging train, playing with farm animals, picking your own fruit and vegetables, enjoying story time or having a picnic. Our new attraction this year is "Gold Panning" where you might just strike it rich with a nugget or two. School/Group field trips are available. Our old#8 train has been completely restored. and this spring we are expecting 2 of our miniature horses to give birth. (UPDATED: February 13, 2012)

 

 

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