Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 "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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 April 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for April 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our state crop availability calendars for strawberries; see your state's calendar for more dates of upcoming crops. Blueberries have already started in FL and TX.

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

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!

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!

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

San Luis Obispo County

  • 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: 805-595-2810. Email: customer_support@avilavalleybarn.com. 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. And for a map to our farm, Click here. 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. Christmas tree varieties: PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.  (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)
    A visitor writes: 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 wonderful! "
  • 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
    198 San Juan Rd, Shandon, CA 93461. Phone: 805-423-7187. Email: info@beewenchfarm.com. Open: Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm By appointment. 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. (ADDED: February 18, 2015)
  • Blue Sky Gardens - ORGANIC, 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: bluesky@calinet.com. Blackberries in June.  Halloween activities in October.  Vegetables, June through October. Petting zoo with farm animals, fresh range eggs.(UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)
  • Brookshire Farms - Uses natural growing practices, cucumbers, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, 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: farmadventure@brookshirefarms.com. 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, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 15, 2014)
  • Cal Poly Fruit and Crops - apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, pears, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries
    California Polytechnic State University Use the Highland Drive entance off of Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407. Phone: 805-756-2224. Email: orchardmanager@calpolyfruitandcrops.com. 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. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available all year. Open: Saturdays 10am to 1pm Occasionally Wednesdays 3pm to 5pm Picking is available when the crops are ready. Please click here for for information on what's in season. 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.
  • Happy Grapes - U-Pick operation Thompson Grapes
    13005 Salinas Road, Atascadero, CA, 93422. Phone: 805-462-0347. Email: RevPClaire@aol.com. 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.
  • Hollyhock Farms - ORGANIC, U-pick. Veggies, fruits and flowers
    200 Hollyhock Lane Templeton, CA, 93465. Phone: 805-239-4713. Email: hollyhoc@calinet.com.  Open: Call before you go; their website no longer says anything about pick your own; All year for farm stay; June- December for crops and flowers. Observe a fully functioning organic farm. Hands-on farm experience if desired. Wine tasting. Farm stay accommodates 2 people with option to have children camp on front lawn. Breakfast included in cottage rental.   Car shows, wine festival. Small number of rare and unusual farm animals. Directions: Highway 101 to Templeton. Exit on Vineyard. Proceed east and take El Pomar Road to Hollyhock Lane (approximately 4 miles). Turn left onto Hollyhock Lane and drive about one mile. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: info@JackCreekFarms.com. 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, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are small 5th generation family farm. Our current harvest changes with the seasons. All of the crops we grow are available for u-pick except for orchard fruit. We have lots of things for kids and families to taste, see and do. Our farm stand offers free apple cider and pomegranate cider tasting as well as free honey tasting. We have an on-site bakery and have homemade cookies, biscotti, scones and fudge for sale. We invite folks to come out, enjoy the farm and take home a memory!. (UPDATED: September 09, 2013) (UPDATED: August 16, 2010)
  • McCall Farm B&B - apples, avocados, peppers, plums, tomatoes, pumpkins
    6250 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, CA. Phone: 805-927-3140. Email: mccallfarm@earthlink.net. 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.  (UPDATED: September 16, 2013, from their website)
  • Rutiz Farms - strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins
    1075 The Pike, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Email: info@rutizfarms.com. 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.  (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: April 14, 2010, suggested by a visitor)
    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 - No pesticides are used, 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, 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: slocreekfarms@live.com. 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.  (UPDATED: April 26, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: November 06, 2011)
    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, crabapples)"

Santa Barbara County

  • Apple Lane Farm - Pick your own apples, pumpkins
    1200 Alamo Pintado road, Santa Ynez, CA 93463. Phone: 805-688-5481. Email: info@applelanesolvang.com. Open: until 5pm. No pesticides used u pick apple farm. Pumpkins during Halloween season. School field trips available. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: October 25, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on October 04, 2014: "I tried emailing and calling a couple weekends ago--the email was returned undelivered and phone number was disconnected."
    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
    2599 Baseline Avenue, Solvang, CA 93463. Phone: 805-688-2275. Email: linda@seeinspotsfarm.com. 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!. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: October 12, 2009)
  • 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: helmut@classicorganic.org. Open: UPDATE: June 01, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed - they moved to Hawaii. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: August 26, 2010)
  • Quacken Farms - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins, walnuts, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals
    2921 Ontiveros Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone: 805-688-3613. Email: info@quackenfarms.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: September 08, 2008)
  • Restoration Oaks Farm - Blueberries
    1980 US Highway 101, Gaviota, CA. Phone: 805-686-5718. Alternate phone: 805-683-2143. Email: info@santabarbarablueberries.com. Open: Call for availability and hours. Directions: Email, or call or see this page. Blueberry UPick season is 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: May 25, 2014, from their website)
    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" (ADDED: May 26, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
  • Summerset Farm & Dale's Nursery - Certified Organic, apples, blackberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries,
    3450 Baseline Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone: 805-895-1199. Alternate Phone: 805-895-7902. Email: dalesnursery@gmail.com. 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 25, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: July 13, 2013) (ADDED: June 30, 2010, suggested by a visitor)
    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!"

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


Local Honey Sources:

San Luis Obispo County

  • BeeWench Farm - Registered naturally grown, Honey (retail), Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    198 San Juan Rd, Shandon, CA 93461. Phone: 805-423-7187. Email: info@beewenchfarm.com. Open: Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm By appointment. 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. (ADDED: February 18, 2015)
  • Jack Creek Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Blackberry honey, Orange blossom honey, Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, 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: info@JackCreekFarms.com. 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. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer free honey tasting, and usually have available to sample at least a dozen different varieties of honey. Depending upon the season we have safflower honey, apple blossom honey, toyon honey, white and black sage honey, orange blossom honey, raspberry honey etc. None of our honeys are flavored. Our honey is raw and unfiltered, and gets its natural flavor from the particular crop the bees are pollinating : -)!. (UPDATED: August 16, 2010) (UPDATED: September 09, 2013)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

San Luis Obispo County

  • BeeWench Farm - Registered naturally grown, Chicken (free range), Turkey, Pork, Goat meat, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), Unpasteurized Goat Milk, Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Specialty eggs (see below), Wedding facilities, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, Turkeys, Fresh eggs, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    198 San Juan Road, Shandon, CA 93461. Phone: 805-423-7187. Email: info@beewenchfarm.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. BeeWench Farm is the only Certified Naturally Grown CSA in San Luis Obispo County. On 10 beautiful acres in Shandon, they grow row crops and raise pastured chicken, dairy goats and hens for eggs. The farm sells its harvest at 3 local farmers markets, on the farm and via the Community Supported Agriculture model. Their pastured chicken is also featured on the menu at Thomas Hill Organics, a local restaurant specializing in fresh, organically grown food. BeeWench Farm uses no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides on its vegetables. Chicken is raised on pasture, in moveable pens, on non-GMO feed with no added hormones or antibiotics. The pasture chickens and goats form a harmonious relationship in the lush grass. The goats nibble away at nutritious grasses and the pasture pens follow behind them, spreading their fertilizer and eating bugs. Their egg chickens are free range and spend their days scratching in the soil and eating bugs out of the grass. Bright yellow yolks are the norm for BeeWench Farm eggs!. (UPDATED: January 20, 2017) (ADDED: February 18, 2015)
  • Brookshire Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Chicken (free range), 100% grass and/or grain fed, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Snack bar, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, 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: farmadventure@brookshirefarms.com. Open: Farm Adventure hours: Monday to Thursday 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. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our eggs are the latest hit at our farm. They're the best tasting free ranged eggs in the Los Osos Valley. These eggs are extremely hard to keep in stock. (ADDED: August 15, 2014)

Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


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

San Luis Obispo County

  • Brookshire Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Birthday parties, School and educational groups, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, chickens, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, porta-potties, 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: farmadventure@brookshirefarms.com. Open: Sunday to Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 04, 2014) (ADDED: August 15, 2014)
  • Jack Creek Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, Wine & Champagne Only, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Apple Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, goats, chickens, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, 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: info@JackCreekFarms.com. 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, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. . (UPDATED: August 16, 2010) (UPDATED: September 09, 2013)
  • SLO Creek Farms - No pesticides are used, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, Hotel nearby, Apple Orchard, Mountain views, golf nearby, fitness/health club nearby, CD Player, parking on the street, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Pets welcome, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties, 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: slocreekfarms@live.com. Open: everyday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, Mid August through Mid December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for 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. (ADDED: November 06, 2011)

Santa Barbara County

  • Restoration Oaks Farm - weddings and wedding parties,
    1980 US Highway 101, Gaviota, CA. Phone: 805-686-5718. Alternate phone: 805-683-2143. Email: events@restorationoaks.com. Open: Call for availability and hours. Directions: Email, or call or see this page. Located just 35 miles north of Santa Barbara, Restoration Oaks Ranch is a rustic and outdoor wedding location like no other. The Ranch is just under 1,000 acres, with picturesque areas for both your ceremony and reception. Massive native Oaks, Sycamores, rolling hills, and natural sage cover the property. Restoration Oaks also owns a beautiful 4 bedroom/3 bath Ranch House with a smaller, 2 bedroom/1 bath Guest Bungalow that is included in our complete wedding package. Couples often reserve the houses before and after their wedding to accommodate their wedding party, family, and other guests. We are essentially a "blank slate" venue—we give you more latitude to tailor your wedding to your personal taste and budget parameters, while you are required to bring in the majority of event essentials (portable restrooms, chairs, tables, etc.) Our venue is intimate and cozy for small weddings of 40 up to 250 guests, but best served in the 80 to 140 guest count range. One of the unique aspects of Restoration Oaks Ranch is that we offer accommodations for up to 22 guests in our Guest Ranch House, Cookhouse & Bungalow. (UPDATED: May 25, 2014, from their website)
    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" (ADDED: May 26, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
  • Summerset Farm & Dale's Nursery - Certified Organic, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, porta-potties, Inflatables/bounce house, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3450 Baseline Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone: 805-895-1199. Alternate Phone: 805-895-7902. Email: dalesnursery@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday 10:00 to 4:00. Directions: Hwy 154 At Baseline & Edison. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Summerset Farm & Dale's Nursery is a Certified Organic Farm & Garden Center i.e. Trees ,shrubs, Bedding Plants, Soil Amendments Wine Barrel Planters. (ADDED: July 13, 2013)

Wholesale Foods

San Luis Obispo County

  • Maude Family Growers - Local sales at our farm, Regional delivery (see below for details), all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), pumpkins,
    2820 Branch Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Phone: 714-614-7664. Alternate Phone: 714-614-7663. Fax: 714-846-0825. Email: Kamnhb@msn.com. Open: By appointment. Directions: Four miles East of Highway 101. One mile South of Highway 46 East. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pumpkins range in size from 4 pounds to over 25 pounds. Wholesale pumpkins are sold by the bin. Bins are sold with small pumpkins (approximately 4-11 pounds) Medium (12-20 pounds) and large (over 20 pounds). Delivery is available for a minimum of four bins. Call for quote. Pumpkins and Indian Corn. Pumpkin sizes from 1 pound to over 30 pounds. Mixed bins are now available. (UPDATED: August 18, 2013)   (ADDED: August 27, 2012)

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