Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in California? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in 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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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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See our companion website to find a local
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San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Avila Valley Barn - Apples, nectarines, olallieberries, peaches,
pumpkins, Other fruit or veg, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and
boughs, Mistletoe, Christmas decorations, trees tied, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale
maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
560 Avila Valley Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93402. Phone: 805-595-2810. Fax:
[email protected]. Open: seasonally from May through
December, 9 am to 6 pm, Call to Confirm the schedules since due to drought,
Olallieberry and Peach u-pick schedule is sporatic; Please call ahead to see
if we will have them available.
click here for picking updates. Directions: Coming north or south
on Hwy 101 take the Avila Valley Drive exit and go west. Avila Valley Barn
is located just past Ontario Rd on the right side. Parking available on
property. Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Our farm tractors will
bring you to our berry patches and fruit orchards. We also grow and sell the
following fruit: olallieberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries,
apricots, peaches, white peaches, nectarines, white nectarines, apriums,
pluots, pears, gravenstein apples, gala apples, golden delicious apples,
mutsu apples, jonagold apples, braeburn apples, fuji apples, empire apples,
granny smith apples, laura red apples. We also grow and sell the following
vegetables: tomatoes, sweet onions, summer squash, green beans, and winter
squash. Anything we don't grow on our farms, we get from neighboring farms
including broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, potatoes, peppers, garlic, green
onions, eggplant, green and red cabbages, carrots, leeks, brussel sprouts,
fresh herbs, cilantro, parsley, and basil. There is nothing more pleasurable
than picking plump, juicy, sweet berries right from the vines or plucking
that perfect apple or peach straight from the tree in the warmth of summer.
In the fall, you can discover your own ideal pumpkin nestled away in one of
our many pumpkin patches. Our farm tractors will bring you to our berry
patches and fruit orchards. Call to Confirm the schedules:. (UPDATED: May
02, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: Apple picking starts in
September and pumpkins in October. The farm also offers a market, hay-bale
maze, hot roasted corn harvested from its fields, and fresh-baked pies,
including olallieberry and pumpkin pie. You can feed the goats, pigs, cow,
ponies, ostrich, peacocks, turtle, etc... Hayrides for fruit picking and
pumpkins too. A haybale maze for the little ones and one for the adults.
Christmas trees already cut for sale. Nice clean restrooms. Open: They sell
BBQ'd corn, fresh apple cider and great coffee..
Comments from a visitor on
March 07, 2009: "While we haven't been recently, it's a real gem of the
Central Coast. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The produce is
BeeWench Farm - Registered naturally grown, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli,
carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, horseradish,
herbs/spices, lavender, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer
squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit
or veg, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area
(bring your own food), farm animals, school tours, group reservations
San Juan Rd, Shandon, CA 93461. Phone: 805-423-7187. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm By
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We are registered naturally grown
for all crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page.
BeeWench Farm is located on 10 beautiful acres in Shandon where we raise
pastured chicken, pastured pork, dairy goats and hens for eggs. We sell meat
and eggs at local farmers markets, on the farm and via the Community
Supported Agriculture model. Our pastured chicken is also featured on the
menu at local restaurants specializing in fresh, organically grown food.
(UPDATED: May 02, 2018, JBS) ((ADDED: February 18, 2015)
Blue Sky Gardens -
U-Pick blackberries, Pumpkin Patch with haunted house and corn maze, organic
u-pick summer vegetables
19505 Walnut Ave (Garden Farms), Atascadero, CA 93422. Phone: 805-438-5801.
[email protected]. Open: Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me,
their last reported hours were Blackberries in June. Pumpkins and Halloween
activities in October. Vegetables, June through October. Petting zoo with
farm animals, fresh range eggs. (UPDATED: May 02, 2018, JBS)
Brookshire Farms -
Uses natural growing practices, cucumbers, other vegetables, Fresh eggs,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area
(bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, farm
animals, birthday parties, school tours
4747 Los Osos Valley Road, San
Luis Obispo, CA 93405. Phone: (805)-549-8733. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Farm Adventure hours: Monday to
Thursday from noon to 8:00 pm; Friday to Sunday 9 am to 8 pm; Pumpkin
Picking Hours Monday to Thursday 10 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday to Sunday 9 am
to 8 pm; See website for days we are open;
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 use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page.
(UPDATED: May 02, 2018, JBS)
Cal Poly Fruit and Crops - apples, apricots, blackberries,
blueberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, pears, peaches, pumpkins,
California Polytechnic State University Use the Highland Drive entance off
of Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. Phone: 805-756-2224. Email:
Open: Better call before you go; their website disappeared over the winter,
so I put a link to the department's website; Saturdays 10am to 1pm
Occasionally Wednesdays 3pm to 5pm Picking is available when the crops are
ready. Directions: From Hwy 101 in San
Luis Obispo, Take Highway 1 north toward Morro Bay, Right on Highland Drive,
Follow the signs to the designated U-Pick area, Parking is free on weekends.
Click here for a map and directions.
Crops are usually available all year.Payment: Cash, Check. We have Satsuma
Tangerines in the Winter months and Various Navel Oranges, blood oranges and
other citrus for most of the year. We also have many varieties of prepicked
avocados that change throughout the year. (UPDATED: May 02, 2018, JBS)
Dragon Spring Farm - blueberries, porta-potties are available, picnic area,
6115 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, CA 93428. Phone: (805)
[email protected]. Open: Saturdays from 10am to 2pm starting
Memorial Day Weekend (May 27th) and ending late June.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Headed
north on Highway 1: Turn right Main Street in Cambria. Turn right on Santa
Rosa Creek Road DSF is located 4.7 miles down Santa Rosa Creek Road on the
right hand side. Headed south on Highway 1: Turn left on Main Street in
Cambria (the last exit into town). Turn right on Santa Rosa Creek Road . DSF
is located 4.7 miles down Santa Rosa Creek Road on the right hand side.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 23, 2017)
- Happy Grapes - U-Pick operation Thompson Grapes
13005 Salinas Road, Atascadero, CA, 93422. Phone: 805-462-0347. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Sept/October weekends. Call first. Small weddings
on site. Directions: From Paso Robles: Take Hwy 101 South to Santa Barbara Rd
exit, turn left (west) on Santa Barbara. Right on El Camino Real, left on Santa
Clara Road, left on Salinas Road.
Jack Creek Farms -
Uses natural growing practices, beans, cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices,
lavender, olallieberries, onions, peas, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes,
other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours
5000 Highway 46 West,
Templeton, CA 93465. Phone: 805-239-1915 .
[email protected]. Open: Late May through September Thursday,
Friday Saturday and Monday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 6 pm Closed on
Tuesday and Wednesday; October Thursday, Friday Saturday, Monday and Tuesday
10 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 6 pm Closed on Wednesday November Thursday,
Friday Saturday and Monday 10 am to 5 pm Sunday 11 am to 5 pm Closed on
Tuesday and Wednesday; December Please check website - dates and hours are
dependent upon weather.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Our farm
is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in San Luis Obispo County,
about a half hour drive from Hearst Castle. We are located west of Templeton
and Paso Robles; and east of Cambria, Harmony and Cayucos, on Highway 46
West. If you are coming from the north or south on Highway 101, we are
located about 7 miles west of Highway 101 on Highway 46 West. If you are
traveling from Highway 1, we are exactly 16 miles east of Highway 1 on
Highway 46 West.
Click here for a map and directions. Our farm offers a number of special
events each year including an annual Kid's Day on the Farm (August),
Old-fashioned Threshing Bee (September - Labor Day Weekend), Heirloom Tomato
Tasting (September), Scarecrow Contest (September through October), Pumpkin
Painting Workshop (October) and more; Please check our website for exact
dates and times; For updates on our current harvest, please check the bottom
left-hand side of every page on our website. We use natural practices, but
are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page.
We offer u-pick with almost every crop grown on our farm.You can pick your
own sweet onions and garlic in early June, and blackberries from our
olallieberry patch in late June and early July. Middle July means u-pick
lavender season, for buds or bundles. July and August means u-pick peach and
plum season. In August we have available for u-pick all of our heirloom
tomatoes (over 50 different varieties), and September through November means
u-pick apple season.(UPDATED: May 02, 2018, JBS)
McCall Farm B&B - apples, avocados, peppers, plums, tomatoes,
6250 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, CA. Phone: 805-927-3140. Email:
[email protected]. Apples: mid August through October, Avocados:
Year round, Peppers: mid August through October, Plums: July, Tomatoes: mid
August through October, Oranges: Year round, Pumpkins: October. The farm's
largest crop is the avocado trees that cover the upper hillside.
Rutiz Farms - strawberries,
blackberries, raspberries, pumpkins
Pike, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Email:
Open: Tuesdays and Fridays: 1-6 pm Saturday 10 am-3pm. Strawberry Days are
in May and June. Raspberry Days are in August. Watch in our Newsletter for
U-pick days at the Stand. Go into our fields and pick from the vines.
Schools and community organizations can tour the farm with a knowledgable
guide to answer your questions. Blackberry field open for u-pick every
Tuesday and Friday, noon to 6pm and Saturday, 10am to 4pm. The price is $5/
pound for the u-pick (which works out to be about $3 for a basket...our
regular already picked price at the farm stand is $4/ basket). Bring your
own containers or use our baskets and cartons. Please wear closed toe shoes
when you are in the blackberry field, as there can be thorns that might hurt
your feet...and please advise your children to be mindful of the stickers!
Raspberry u-pick is still happening...just takes a long time to fill up a
basket. Strawberry u-pick is just about finished for the season...still a
few out there for this week. (UPDATED: May 02, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on April 14, 2010: "Love it! All of Rutiz Farms' vegetables are
superior in flavor and freshness-- and I'm comparing their vegetables to
ones at Farmer's Market.. In spring, they have u-pick for Galante
strawberries. In summer, Rutiz offers u-pick for raspberries, and in fall,
you can pick your own pumpkins. Barring extremely bad weather, the farm
stand is open year round. The farm is fully sustainable and pesticide-free.
Some of my favorite specialty items from their farm stand include wild
strawberries (you have to arrange for these ahead of time), Persian cress,
green garlic, Bleinheim apricots, rainbow carrots, and blueberries. "
SLO Creek Farms -
Certified Organic, apples, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers,
flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins,
summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties are available, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties,
school tours, events at your location (call for info)
6455 Monte Rd, San
Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Phone: (702)245-3135. Fax: (702)261-0060. Email:
[email protected]. Open: everyday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, Mid
August through Mid December.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: On the East side of highway
101 and San Luis Bay Drive.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. SLO
Creek Farms U-Pick Organic Apples. Start a family tradition by visiting SLO
Creek Farms in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA. We invite you and your family
to come wander our orchard as you search for the best apples. Grab one of
our apple baskets to fill with the apples you choose straight from the tree.
Make sure you taste the apples and eat as many as you can along the way.
It's free to pick, just purchase the apples you take home with you. With 40
acres of organic apple trees, there are plenty to go around. Go ahead and
bring your friends and family and make picking apples a fun family event. We
have the following apples: Jonalicious, Empire, Early Fuji, Gala, September
Wonders, Sundancers, Granny Smith, and Braeburn. More details about each
variety are listed on the apple schedule page. All Ages Welcome! (UPDATED:
May 02, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on September 22, 2011: "This is a beautiful place to
bring your friends and family.They also have pick your own crab apples (aka,
Talley Farms - Uses natural growing
practices, blackberries, boysenberries, loganberries,
olallieberries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), gift
shop, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
Vineyards 3031 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Phone: (805) 489-5401.
Alternate Phone: (805) 489-0446. Fax: 805-489-5201. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Talley Vineyards is open seven days
a week, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Directions: We are approximately 10 miles inland
from Pismo Beach, on the way to Lopez Lake. We use natural practices, but
are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Our CSA boxes are available for sign
up at our winery and farm stand. We can deliver our farm boxes most anywhere
in the Western United States. (ADDED: May 02, 2018)
Santa Barbara County
Apple Lane Farrm
Solvang - Pick your own apples, pumpkins
Pintado road, Santa Ynez, CA 93463. Phone: 805-688-5481. Email:
[email protected]. Open: until 5pm. No pesticides used u pick
apple farm. Directions: We are located less than two miles outside the heart
of downtown Solvang. From Highway 101, take the Highway 246/Solvang exit and
go east towards the mountains. This becomes Mission Drive. Drive through
Solvang to Alamo Pintado Road and turn left at the gas station. We are
located just one mile down the road on the right hand side. From Highway 154
going north, take the Highway 246/Santa Ynez exit. Drive about 5 miles to
Alamo Pintado Road and turn right at the gas station. We are located just
one mile down the road on the right hand side.Pumpkins during Halloween
season. School field trips available. Mid to late August -- Gala Apples.
September and part of October --Golden and Red Delicious Apples. October --
Fuji and Granny Smith Apples. November -- Granny Smith Apples. (UPDATED: May
02, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on
October 25, 2009: "We went there for pumpkins and to pick apples. The
apples were very good! The best I have ever tasted. We got Fuji and Gals.
Very friendly owners that run the stand. Very busy, but lots of fun. Not
sure when they open of is they are closed on certain days. . "
Ballard Apple Farm and Seein' Spots Miniature Donkeys -
Uses natural growing practices,
apples, apricots, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic
area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
Avenue, Solvang, CA 93463. Phone: 805-688-2275. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 to
4:00 all year long. Directions: We are located in the heart of the Santa
Ynez Valley in beautiful Ballard. From highway 154 take the Ballard turnoff
and follow Baseline Avenue about three miles. From Solvang going toward
Santa Ynez turn left on Rufugio Road and left again on Baseline Avenue and
we are about a half mile down on the right. You will see a red sign with
donkeys out front. Drive up to the barn and park. Apricots: July Apples:
September through December Eggs: All year long Our Miniature Donkey Petting
Zoo and Kiddie Rides are available all year and we always have babies to
play with!. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic.
Payment: Cash, Check. We are a family run miniature farm and we love to
share our animals. We have Kiddie Rides for small children on our miniature
donkeys and donkey hugs are always available to everyone!. We are a small
family farm located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley about 30 miles north
of Santa Barbara. Our donkey farm was originally The Ballard Apple farm with
over 800 apple trees. We now have 80 trees with 12 different varieties, some
of them antique varieties from Europe. Families have been coming to our farm
to pick apples for many years. Our picking season usually runs from late
August to November. Most of the land is now being used for our precious
Mediterranean Miniature Donkeys.
Classic Organic Farm & Market -
Certified Organic, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries,
restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
2323 Old Coast Hwy,
Gaviota, CA 93117. Email:
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE: June 01, 2016: The owner
tells me they are now permanently closed - they moved to Hawaii.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Quacken Farms -
Uses natural growing practices,
pumpkins, walnuts, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals
Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone: 805-688-3613. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: Driving North from Santa Barbara,
take Highway 154 North to Roblar. Turn left or West on Roblar, in a 1/4 mile
at the fork in the road, veer left onto Ontiveros. We are 1/4 mile down on
the right. Driving South from Santa Maria, take Highway 154 South to Roblar.
Turn right or West on Roblar, in a 1/4 mile at the fork in the road, veer
left onto Ontiveros. We are 1/4 mile down on the right.
click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in
September, October, November. Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm,
please check our website for updated hours.
click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Opening September 27th through November. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Fun for the whole
family! We also offer a Toddlers Play Area and Country Store. Organically
grown fresh fruits and vegetables: apples, walnuts, lettuce, carrots,
squash, zucchini, cucumbers, radishes. Fresh flowers in season. We offer an
Organic U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, Pony Rides, Tractor Hay Rides, Play Area,
Halloween FUN House, Hay Bale Maze & More!! (UPDATED: May 02, 2018, JBS)
Santa Barbara Blueberries at Restoration Oaks Farm - Blueberries
1980 US Highway 101,
Gaviota, CA. Phone: 805-686-5718. Alternate phone:
Open: Call for availability and hours; during the season (typically
starts in May) from 10 am
to 6 pm;UPick closes at 5:30 P.M.. Directions: Email, or call
see this page.
Blueberry UPick season is from late ay through June and July every year, and if the weather is
good, we may open as early as April and have blueberries into August. After
many surveys of our regular pickers, we planted 6 varieties of raspberries
that will be ripe and ready from August through October. We will also have
watermelons, cantaloupe and other fun fruits and veggies for picking in the
late summer and fall. Every year, we open the fields for a day or two in the
off-season to our registered VIP guests. The select fields will be open,
even though the freeway signs will say "closed". We've had these VIP private
field openings as late as Dec 10th. To participate in our private field
openings, add your name to our VIP Email list. (UPDATED: April 21, 2018,
Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2009: " I've been
driving by and seeing their huge Pick Your Own Blueberries sign for months
but I have not gone there yet. I just called to confirm they are open and my
daughter and I plan to go this weekend and pick blueberries"
Summerset Farm & Dale's Nursery -
Certified Organic, apples,
blackberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries,
Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone: 805-895-1199. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4:00 pm,
Saturday from 9 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 to 3:30. Directions: Hwy 154 At
Baseline & Edison.
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Check.(UPDATED: May 02, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2010:
"Went in June so we picked berries. They'd just finished their artichoke
season and they have other crops and a pumpkin patch in the fall.,The farm
is small but friendly and very convenient just off the main road and easy to
pick fruit and vegetables in a contained area with a variety of
easily-accessible produce. Also, right in the middle of Santa Ynez wine
country so just adds to the experience of the region!"
- U-Pick Bluberries Santa Maria CA
3607 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria, California 93454. Phone:
(805) 260-0497. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Sunday,starting April 4, 2018,
also weekdays during Spring break; their season canlast into July.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.