Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in The Santa Clara County area of California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in The Santa Clara County area of 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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 January 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for January 2017:Apples are still  available, but already picked.  In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we 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!

The Santa Clara County area of California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Santa Clara County

  • Buckley Orchard - cherries
    2950 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: 408-842-4697. Email: buckley.cherries@gmail.com. Open: Their Facebook page says We are sorry to say no cherries again this year (2015); California really needs it cold wet weather back frown emoticon; normally, it would be May to mid -June for Cherries (depending on the weather).  (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 23, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: June 11, 2010, suggested by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on June 11, 2010: "Nice quiet, relaxing environment. Super nice owners too. Reasonable pricing." 
  • Eva Farm U-pick KiwisEva Farm - Kiwis, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    195 Lantz Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Phone: 408-718-2178. Email: vickyeva@gmail.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 4 pm, October 1 to December 4. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. sweet Kiwi fruits. (ADDED: November 09, 2016)
  • Gilroy cherries - cherries, U-pick and already picked
    10541 Korn Lane, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: (408) 607-1417. Email: gilroycherries@yahoo.com. Open: I haven't heard from them in a couple of years, so be sure to call before you go - last heard, their hours were Monday 1 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday to Sunday 7 am to 7 pm, June 8 to June 22. Directions: 1. From south bound 101 take the Masten Avenue exit. Take a left turn. You would be going over the bridge. 2. Go all the way to the end of Masten Avenue Turn right onto Center Avenue 3. At the first stop sign turn right onto Rucker Avenue 4. Korn lane is the first street on the left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.  (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 23, 2014, JBS) (ADDED: June 07, 2012) (ADDED: June 09, 2011)
  • Skyline Chestnuts - chestnuts
    22322 Skyline Blvd., La Honda, CA 94020. Phone: 408-202-9557.  Email: hans@skylinechestnuts.com. Open: Skyline Chestnuts opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, October 18  and runs until Thanksgiving, depending on seasonal variables; Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm; Visit our Facebook page for updates  Directions: From the north: Take Woodside Road (Hwy 84) west, Turn left (south) on Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35), pass Page Mill and continue for 3 miles; the farm is on the right side of the road. From the south: Take Hwy 9 west, turn right on Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35), and continue north about 5 miles; the farm is on the left side of the road. Skyline Chestnuts is a Gather-Your-Own Orchard. 5-gallon plastic buckets and heavy leather gloves are available for you to use. We recommend that each person have their own bucket, and never try gathering without heavy leather gloves. Close-toed sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Please call ahead for pricing. Payment: We now accept both cash and credit cards. (UPDATED: October 16, 2014) (UPDATED: June 08, 2014) (UPDATED: May 23, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: October 28, 2013, from their website)

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


Local Honey Sources:


Meats, Milk and Eggs:


Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


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


Wholesale Foods


Resources For Farmers

 

Fall allergy  air filter

Summer allergies  air filter