Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

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

Notes for February 2018: The northern half of the U.S. (and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the Deep South.  Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

We also have a website for both Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for St. Patrick's day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)

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!

Northwestern California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Del Norte County

Humboldt County

  • Freshwater Farms, Inc.- hosts workshops for all ages on topics such as gardening for wildlife and native medicinal/edible plants and plant sale
    5851 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA. Phone: 444-8261. Not really a pick your own, but interesting tours.
    Native plant nursery. School Tours - Students learn local ecology, wetland restoration, and native plant horticulture with hands-on activities. Open houses in May and November have special activities for kids, including wildlife drawing, native plant treasure hunt, nature printing and more.
  • Lost Coast Blueberries - Blueberries U-pick
    PO Box 137, Honeydew, CA, 95545. Phone: 707-629-3563. Open: Late June, July and August daily. All the daylight hours. Directions: Located on Mattole Road, just three miles NW of the Honeydew Country Store or eleven miles from the Petrolia General Store, going SE on Mattole Road. Take Hwy 101 cut-off "South Fork - Honeydew" to Honeydew or "Wild cat" from Ferndale to Petrolia off Hwy 101.
  • Noble Berry Farm - blueberries
    3563 Fieldbrook Rd , Fieldbrook , CA 95501. Phone: 707-834-6299. Open: Summer months, call to verify availability and hours . Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only.. Organically grown Blueberries
    A visitor writes on July 01, 2014: "They offer pick your own blueberries only. ,Great farm. I want to help them get the word out since they are very old school and do not know how to take advantage of marketing on the internet. They do not have a web site or use e-mail. " Warren Creek Farms - beans, onions, winter squash,
  • StarBright Farm - ORGANIC, tomatoes, peaches and cherries
    3003 Hwy. 96, Willow Creek, CA. Phone: 530-629-3516. Organically grown produce. Farm tours, classrooms welcome.
  • Warren Creek Farms - beans, onions, winter squash, Other fruit or veg, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available
    1171 Mad River Rd, Arcata, CA 95521. Phone: 7072966991. Alternate Phone: 7078226017. Email: [email protected]. Open: 10/3 pm to 10/14 Monday to Friday 1 pm to 6, every weekend 10 am to 6, 10/17 am to 10/31 Monday to Friday 10 am to 6. Directions: 1171 Mad River Road Arcata Go west on Giuntoli Lane , turn right on Heindon Road , left on Miller Lane, right on Mad River Road and follow our signs!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Pumpkins, potatoes, crafts. Please refer to Warren Creek Farms on facebook for updates. (UPDATED: September 12, 2016)Wolfsen Farms - ORGANIC, organic Blueberries
  • Wolfsen Farms - ORGANIC, organic Blueberries
    2103 Baird Road, McKinleyville, CA. Phone: 707-839-2017. Email: [email protected]. A small, family-owned organic Blueberry farm located in Humboldt County, very near the Pacific Ocean in Dows Prairie (north of Arcata almost to Trinidad on Highway 101). Open: Call to confirm current hours; In season (typically July 4th to Labor Day), 7 days a week, from 10 am to 5 pm. Pick your own California organic blueberries.  
    Note from a visitor (April 2006):
    "I found Wolfsen Farms on your excellent website last year, and I highly recommend them. Just wanted to let you know this is GREAT place for organic blueberries! Acres and acres of well-tended, netted berries, easy to pick on a beautiful farm right on the coast. Owners provide the buckets and direct you to the section with the ripest berries. A wonderful way to spend a sunny day. "

Shasta County

  • Hawes Farms - corn (sweet), flowers, pumpkins, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    21923 Dersch Road, Anderson, CA 96007. Phone: 530-365-2332. Fax: 530-365-6313. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Take I - 5 to Anderson, take the Deschutes Road exit. Head northeast on Deschutes road 4.5 miles farm is on right at the intersection of Dersch and Deschutes road in Anderson. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: September 29 - October 31st Saturday and Sundays 10am to 11pm, Monday to Thursday, 9am to 7pm, Friday 9 am to 11pm Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
  • Serendipity U-Pick Ranch - cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, plums, peaches, figs, apples, nectarines, flowers, restrooms, farm animals
    6315 Parkridge Drive, Anderson, CA 96007. Phone: 530-949-5985. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pesticide Free. (UPDATED: June 19, 2013, by a visitor) 
    Serendipity U-Pick Ranch - cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, plums, peaches, figs, apples, nectarines, flowers, restrooms, farm animals
    6315 Parkridge Drive, Anderson, CA 96007. Phone: 530-949-5985. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pesticide Free. UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS) .
    ( (UPDATED: June 19, 2013, by a visitor) 
    Comments from a visitor on June 19, 2013: "We visited Serendipity Ranch in early June to pick cherries. The owners were helpful and friendly. They allowed us to have a picnic in the shade of the orchard. We will be back to pick plums, peaches, and apples later in the season. Don't miss this ranch! Great family fun! "
    Comments from a visitor on August 12, 2012: "We visited Serendipity Farm today and bought a bunch of peaches and plums to make jam. The owner is so nice, she made us feel very comfortable. We really enjoyed visiting the farm and will definitely go back! "
    Comments from a visitor on July 20, 2012: "My mother told me about the ranch then I went out with my children then I told my neighbor who in turn told her friends by the time cherry season was over we had a croud of 15 or more people meeting out there weekly. They were so busy but the lady in charge whose name is also Tammy was able to walk and talk with us and even entertained the children by letting them pick cherries from what she called the childrens tree which in fact was a tree up by her stand that had limbs covered in cherries about a foot off the ground. So I highly recommend her business.  I believe they start with Cherries in June then go to Blueberries, Boysenberries, Several different varieties of Plums,White Peaches, Figs, Apples,garden produce, Nectarines, cut flowers and ,more peaches throughout the summer"
  • Tuscan Heights Lavender Gardens - flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lavender,
    12757 Fern Road East PO Box 206, Whitmore, CA 96096. Phone: 530-472-3066. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Redding, CA: From I-5 North, take highway 44 towards Lassen Park. Stay on highway 44, driving past Palo Cedro, CA. Take a Left at Old highway 44 Dr. to Millville, CA. At the stop sign, take a Right on Whitmore Road and drive for about 16 miles. Drive through Whitmore, passing the local grocery store and elementary school. Take left at Fern Road EAST. Follow Fern Road EAST 2.2 miles. T.H.L.G. is on the right: 12757 Fern Road EAST~ Whitmore, CA. Road conditions are paved and graveled. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for picking updates. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, October, December. Open: 2008 Business Hours June 7th: 3rd Annual Open Garden and Lavender Festival June 8 ~ July 27, 2008 Saturdays: 10 am to 5pm and Sundays: 11am to 5pm Closed on: July 18, 19, and 20 Final Open Week for Season: July 26 and 27 to July 28 to August 2nd; October, 2008 Plant Sale: TBA (please check our website) Garden Tours: by Appointment, ONLY Weekday's date's available in May, June and early July. Lavender: July - Aug. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have a lovely gift shop offering a lovely array of beautiful dried organic lavender wreaths and bundles, artesian organic lavender bath and body SPA products, amazing culinary lavender teas, spices, scone mixes, and USDA Certified Organic Lavender Truffles! Over 100 different organic lavender gift items to choose from. (UPDATED: May 16, 2017, JBS)

Siskiyou County

  • Harris U-Pick Berry Patch and Pumpkin Farm - strawberries, pumpkins
    7715 Eastside Rd, Fort Jones, CA 96032. Phone: 530-468-2328. Alternate phone: 530-468-4777. Open: Daily, from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Located in a beautiful country setting that is family friendly. So, pack your lunch, bring the kids and have a great day in the country! (ADDED: May 02, 2015, JBS)
  • Little Folks Produce - apples, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, onions, pears, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15109 Old Hwy 99, Grenada, CA 96038. Phone: 530-436-9974. Fax: 530-436-9974. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Grenada  in northern California from Redding, going north on I-5 to Grenada/Gazelle exit No#766, then go west to Old Hwy 99 then south on Old Hwy 99 about 7 miles look for the Farm signs on the Hwy, The farm will be on the west side of the Hwy. This is also the same route when traveling south bound from Oregon. Open: June 14 through October 31 from 10am through 6pm, seven days a week. Produce Stand and Country Store, Picnic and Play Ground area. Petting Zoo and Pony Rides week ends only, Sundays Horse Drawn carriage Rides by appointments only. June 14 to September 14: Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn wagons, games and prizes, Country story, Gift Shop, Back Goods, Jams & Jellies and much more. Our fall crop and pumpkins patch starts September 20th.

Trinity County

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