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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

For information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved glasses, see this page.  Or here to learn about the scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.

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

Notes for January 2018: Frosts and freezes are upon us in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season now, as are figs,  and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field  Late Apples, like Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see a complete list of apple varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left over pumpkin, you can easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and more, see this page!

And of course you can find Christmas tree farms, on our related website.

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!

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 - cherriesBuckley Orchard - cherries
    2950 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: 408-842-4697. Email: [email protected]. 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: May 11, 2017, JBS) 
    Comments from a visitor on June 11, 2010: "Nice quiet, relaxing environment. Super nice owners too. Reasonable pricing."  Eva Farm U-pick Kiwis
  • Eva Farm - Kiwis, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    195 Lantz Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Phone: 408-718-2178. Email: [email protected]. 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)
  • Gcherries - cherries, U-pick and already picked
    10541 Korn Lane, Gilroy, CA 95020. Phone: (408) 607-1417. Email: [email protected].  Open: For the 2017 season, we will open around May 7, 2017; Monday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm; or by appointment. Directions: coming from San Jose take the Masten Avenue exit. Turn left after the off ramp. Turn right onto Center Avenue Turn right onto rucker Avenue Turn left onto Korn lane. Look over the hedge for cherry trees. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.  We are using traps to control the fruit fly(a.k.a spotted wing drosophila). We have never sprayed the trees. (UPDATED: April 18, 2017)
  • Lazy K Ranch Gilroy cherries - cherries, U-pick and already picked
    Gilroy, CA 95020. Open: They did not open in 2016 due to pest problems, we haven't yet heard if they are open this year. Directions: Lazy K Ranch is conveniently located just south of the San Francisco Bay Area / San Jose in Gilroy California, just minutes off US-101. Directions will be published when we open for the season. Thanks for your interest in our ranch! s. Payment: Cash, only.  Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: April 18, 2017)
  • Skyline Chestnut OrchardSkyline Chestnuts - chestnuts
    22322 Skyline Blvd., La Honda, CA 94020. Phone: 408-202-9557.  Email: [email protected]. Open: Skyline Chestnuts opens for the season in mid October  and runs until Thanksgiving, depending on seasonal variables; Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 am to 4:30 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. The chestnuts begin to fall in mid-October. The season lasts as long as the chestnuts keep dropping, usually 4-6 weeks. Normally, the crop is at its peak and the chestnuts are easiest to gather around the second weekend of the season. It's best to arrive early in the day. Many chestnuts fall overnight, so they are abundant on the ground in the morning. By late afternoon, the orchard can get hot. (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS)  (ADDED: October 28, 2013X)

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

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Meats, Milk and Eggs:

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