Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

San Joaquin County

  • A1 AG Farmers Market - apricots, melons, tomatoes,
    10910 Manthey Road, Lathrop, CA 95330. Phone: 209-345-2155. Open: see their website; typically daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: From Stockton traveling 5 south take the Roth Road exit and turn right. Then another Right onto Manthey Road From Tracy traveling on 5 North take the Roth Road exit. Turn left. Go under freeway then turn Right onto Manthey Rd. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 05, 2016)
  • Allen's Pomegranate Farm - Pomegranate,
    2904 Beyer Lane, Stockton , CA 95215. Phone: (209) 981-9550. Alternate Phone: (209) 931-3535. Email: Pomnuts@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Directions: One mile East of the 99 highway on Waterloo Road to Beyer Lane, south on Beyer one mile to 2904 Beyer Lane. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pomegranates at their peek!. (ADDED: October 07, 2014)
  • Bogarin Farms - U-pick apples, boysenberries, apricots.
    4351 E Armstrong Lodi, CA, 95240. Phone: 209-327-6487. Open: May 1 to October 15, daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm.  Directions: Take Hwy 99 South towards Lodi. Exit onto N 99 Frontage Road. Turn left onto East Armstrong Road. Fruits and U-pick apples, school trips.  Note: there are occasional reports on the internet about this farm, but I haven't heard from them directly in years.  If you go there and can confirm that they are still open, please let me know. (UPDATED: October 07, 2009)
  • Buon Giardino Produce  - Cherries, tomatoes, corn, summer squash, green beans, winter squash and pumpkin patch
    16220 E Hwy 88 Lockeford, CA, 95237. Phone: 209-727-3114. Phone: 209-759-3394. Open: 7 days a week from 9-6 May through October   Directions: Hwy 88, one mile east of Lockeford on the right hand side between Lockeford and Clements.
  • Country Lake Ostriches - Blackberries
    6906 N. Cox Road, Linden, CA.  Phone: 877-999-7969. PYO Blackberries, presumably well fertilized by the ostriches! :-)
  • Double Dutch Farms - cherries, herbs/spices, lemons, melons, other citrus, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    345 Rose Court corner of Doak and Highland, Ripon , CA 95366. Phone: (209) 581-3298. Alternate Phone: (209) 599-7217. Email: flashdebbie@aol.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Highway 99 to Ripon exit, west side of highway and follow Doak road around the curve and go thru three round abouts. Walnut orchard will be on the right with a fruitsand and garden will be on the opposite corner along Doak Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: December 07, 2012)
  • Harris Orchards - Cherries, and assorted fruit (varies thru the season), restrooms, group tours
    18600 N Ripon Rd, Ripon, CA 95366. Phone: 209-599-3991. Email: charfarmer@aol.com. Open: Cherry Season 8:30 - sunset. Summer months 8:30 - 7:00pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Bring your camera take some pictures of the fun memories you will make. They have pyo cherries, and assorted fruit (varies thru the season). (ADDED: May 21, 2013, suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on May 21, 2013: "It's awesome a ton of fun. People from all over the world stop here to pick cherries, get some trail mix and talk."
  • Saevang Strawberry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries,
    Corner Of highway 88 And Brandt Road, Lockeford, CA 95237. Phone: 916-712-2831. Email: Click here for a map and directions. Open: Strawberry season, both the strawberry stand and U-pick field will be open from April 15 to July. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Their website is down, so be sure to call before you go. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from visitors) (UPDATED: March 05, 2010)

Stanislaus County

  • Blueberry Bluff Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties
    684 S. Missouri Ave, Waterford, CA 95386. Phone: 209-874-1260. Alternate Phone: 209-534-8507. Email: info@blueberrybluff.com. Open: Dates: Mid - May through mid - July; Closed: Sundays; Open days: Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow two varieties of berries here; “Star” and “Sharp Blue”.(UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: July 02, 2012) (ADDED: June 19, 2011)
  • Fantozzi Farms Fruit Stand - apricots, U-pick and already picked
    1825 Walnut Avenue, Patterson, CA 95363. Phone: 209-402-0839. Alternate Phone: 209-892-2015. Fax: 209-892-2015. Email: fantozzifarms@yahoo.com. Open: Every day, from 8 am to 6 pm; June 1 to July 1. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 07, 2015) (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: June 24, 2011)
  • Jessop Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, school tours
    21386 S. Murphy Road, Ripon, CA 95366. Phone: 209-824-0341. Email: Click here for a map and directions. Open: Monday through Saturday during mid-May to July from 8 am to 3 pm; (Closed Sunday). 2014 prices: $3.25/lb (we provide buckets and carry-home packages) for blueberries and $2.00/lb for strawberries.Blueberries are picked May 15 to July 15. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Nestled in the heart of Central Valley California, Jessop Farms features 20 acres of beautiful blueberries, strawberries and almonds--grown pesticide, fungicide and insecticide-free. In the tradition of preserving California agricultural land and family values, we offer an ideal stage for a fun-filled day and safe adventure. You can pick your own blueberries with the kids and friends in group outings during the picking season. Please check the Event Calendar during the June-July months and reserve your group events early! (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS)  (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: June 24, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2011:
    "Love it!! Very friendly, fun....UPick Blueberries, sometimes they have nuts, strawberris, etc for sale... but you come to PICK your own blueberries, and they are the BEST ever! What to wear and bring: wear a hat, comfortable shoes and pants •"
    Comments from a visitor on June 24, 2009: "These are the sweetest blueberries I have ever tasted. Go early because it gets hot out there but it doesn't really take long to gather them. I bought 17 pounds in less than an hour by myself. They can tell you how to preserve them as well. These are great for headaches for me so I want to stock up. Great place. I will go again."
    Comments from a visitor on June 23, 2009: "A friend of a friend went with her mother's group, and I just came home this afternoon with my sons. Worth the visit, great berries! They have restrooms, a picnic area, a koi pond and a jumpy house. Owner is really nice, named Loren Jessop, and welcomes mothers groups, larger groups as well as individuals. If a larger group is planning on attending, call in advance so that he may inflate that jumpy house and be sure to have it ready. He's only been open as a pick-your-own for three weeks now." (ADDED: June 23, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
  • Ott Farms - blueberries, cherries, porta-potties
    3082 Shioh Road, Modesto, CA 95358Email: OttToHaveTheBest@gmail.com. Open: Saturday and Sundays from 8am to 2pm, May and June. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: April 22, 2013) (ADDED: May 15, 2012)
  • R.A.M. Farms Inc. - Uses natural growing practices, corn (sweet), pumpkins, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    716 N. Daubenberger Rd, Turlock, CA 95380. Phone: 209-649-7078. Alternate Phone: 209-668-2425. Email: contact@ramfarms.com. Open: October 1 to 31; Sunday - Thursday Noon - Dusk; 10 am to 10 on Fridays and Saturdays. if you want to pick corn be sure to call - I have not seen an update about it in 2 years.  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: U-Pick Farm: Conveniently located off Highway 99 (take frontage road off of Mitchell Road exit) on the corner of Esmar and Rhode Road, Ceres, CA. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. From Halloween pumpkins and heirlooms, to interesting winter squash and gourds, we have 40 varieties gathered & waiting for you to choose from! Our 20 acre corn maze is A-Mazing! Visit our website to inquire about group admission or hosted parties. U-Pick: From Halloween pumpkins and heirlooms, to interesting winter squash and gourds, we have more than 40 varieties waiting for you to come pick them! Jack-O-Lanterns, heirlooms, decorator gourds and squash sizes varying from 1/4lb to 100lbs! For wholesale inquiries visit our website. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: September 28, 2012)
  • VanderHelm Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries,
    1678 Albers Rd, Modesto, CA 95357. Phone: 209-614-8307. Email: vanderhelmfarms@att.net. Open: Wednesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm, May to June or check our website or Facebook page for exact opening and closing dates. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: from highway 132 go North on Albers Road 2 miles, turn right on our gravel driveway and continue down the driveway to the blueberry field;  btwn Milnes and Dusty ln. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 01, 2014) (ADDED: April 07, 2012)

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


Local Honey Sources:

San Joaquin County

  • Double Dutch Farms - Honey (retail), Buckwheat honey, Orange blossom honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    345 Rose Court corner of Doak and Highland , Ripon , CA 95366. Phone: 209)581-3298. Alternate Phone: 209)599-7217. Email: flashdebbie@aol.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Highway 99 to Ripon exit, west side of highway and follow Doak road around the curve and go thru three round abouts. Walnut orchard will be on the right with a fruitsand and garden will be on the opposite corner along Doak Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: December 07, 2012)

Stanislaus County

  • VanderHelm Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Whipped honey, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    1678 Albers Road, Modesto, CA 95357. Phone: 209-614-8307. Email: vanderhelmfarms@att.net. Open: Wednesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm, May to June or check our website or Facebook page for exact opening and closing dates. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: from highway 132 go North on Albers Road 2 miles, turn right on our gravel driveway and continue down the driveway to the blueberry field;  btwn Milnes and Dusty ln;. Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 01, 2014) (ADDED: April 07, 2012)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

San Joaquin County

  • Double Dutch Farms - Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    345 Rose Court corner of Doak and Highland , Ripon , CA 95366. Phone: 209)581-3298. Alternate Phone: 209)599-7217. Email: flashdebbie@aol.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Highway 99 to Ripon exit, west side of highway and follow Doak road around the curve and go thru three round abouts. Walnut orchard will be on the right with a fruitsand and garden will be on the opposite corner along Doak Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: December 07, 2012)

Horse Rides and More:

San Joaquin County

  • Double Dutch Farms - Horse trails (guided), Horses trails (unguided), Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse leasing, Riding academies, schools, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Lunches offered, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Pets welcome, Vegetarian meals available, beginners riding lessons, specialty riding lessons, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    345 Rose Court corner of Doak and Highland , Ripon , CA 95366. Phone: 209)581-3298. Alternate Phone: 209)599-7217. Email: flashdebbie@aol.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Highway 99 to Ripon exit, west side of highway and follow Doak road around the curve and go thru three round abouts. Walnut orchard will be on the right with a fruitsand and garden will be on the opposite corner along Doak Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: December 07, 2012)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts


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


Wholesale Foods

San Joaquin County


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