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 "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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 pumpkin patches 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 seasonal updates.

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 apples, pumpkins, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy 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 write me!

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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!

San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, 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: [email protected]. 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!.
  • Alpine Blue - blueberries
    8766 N. Helen Lane, Stockton, CA. Phone: (209) 931-4392. Open: May-July, 8am-6pm daily, call before you go to pick. U-pick blueberries and a picnic area. Also has fresh-picked apples, apricots, blackberries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, and walnuts. They also have a farm stand at 7486 E. Highway 26.
  • Arya Farm Produce - Grapes, Pomegranates, farm fresh eggs, local raw honey
    21459 S. Reeve Road, Tracy, CA. Phone: (209) 835-9850. Open: daily, 10am to 6pm in spring and summer, and 10am to 5pm in fall and winter.  Pomegranates - Every fall we encourage you to stop by, grab a bucket, and head out to our gorgeous pomegranate trees! Pomegranates are best enjoyed as freshly picked as possible; they cease ripening the moment they're picked. Grapes - Also offered in the fall to U-Pick grapes! Though not as consistently offered as our U-Pick Pomegranates, we do occasionally offer grapes for you to pick. Just ask!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Burge Road Farm - cherries, picnic area (bring your own food)
    3000 Burge Rd, Stockton, CA 95215. Phone: (209) 817-1650. Email: [email protected]. Open: We are open for picking by appointment only at this time; Please call/text Oscar (209) 817 am to 1650. Directions: From Sacramento, take CA-99 South to Stockton ​​Take the Waterloo Rd/HWY-88 exit Head East towards Jackson Turn right on to Fairchild Rd Turn right on to Burge Rd Go to the very end of Burge Rd Pass the railroad tracks Follow the road as it curves left Keep going until you see the sign ​Call us if you get lost :)​​. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 17, 2017)
  • 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: [email protected]. 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. (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS) 
  • Harris Orchards - Cherries, apples, and assorted fruit (varies thru the season), restrooms, group tours
    18600 N Ripon Rd, Ripon, CA 95366. Phone: 209-599-3991. Email: [email protected]. 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). Their Facebook pages says U Pick Cherries (several types) and other fruits. Cherries $3.50 per pound. (UPDATED: May 18, 2017, JBS)
    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."
  • Lodi Blueberries (Also called K & S Blueberries U Pick) - blueberries
    5288 W Kile Rd, Lodi, California 95242. Phone (209) 794-2207. Email: [email protected]. Open: in season (May and June) Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. Directions I-5 to Peltier Rd. Go North On Ray Rd, at the bend in the road it becomes Kile Rd. We are the second 20 acres on the left. We also have educational tours to school-aged children. We are a u-pick farm and sell our fruit locally to fruit stands, grocery stores and markets.  (ADDED: May 19, 2017, JBS)
  • Saevang Strawberry Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, strawberries,
    Corner Of highway 88 And Brandt Road, Lockeford, CA 95237. Phone: 916-712-2831. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm , Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: 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. I cannot find current information about them, Be sure to call before you go. ((UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)

Stanislaus County

  • Blueberry Bluff Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    684 S. Missouri Ave, Waterford, CA 95386. Phone: 209-874-1260. Alternate Phone: 209-534-8507. Email: [email protected]. Open: Dates: Mid - May through mid - July; Closed: Sundays; Open days: Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm (closed on Sunday). 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".You-pick Blueberries, Yes, you can get the freshest blueberries imaginable! Yes it is less expensive than going to the grocery store! The best part is the experience itself. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)   
  • 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: [email protected]. 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.
  • 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: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 3 pm. Directions: 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! 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! Don't want to pick your own but still want to enjoy fresh picked blueberries? You can purchase them ready-picked by our staff.  (UPDATED: May 28, 2018, JBS)   
    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."
  • Ott Farms - blueberries, cherries, porta-potties are available
    3082 Shioh Road, Modesto, CA 95358Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 8 am to 3 pm, May and June. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, credit cards, debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. Our small family farm is located 10 miles west of Modesto, in the interior valley of California. We believe in growing the freshest fruit while also protecting and preserving the natural resources that help us provide you with the finest blueberries, cherries, almonds and walnuts in California! In 2008 we planted 20 acres of blueberries. Although most people do not think of Modesto as a good place to grow blueberries, we did our research and found varieties that thrive in the Central Valley of California! Our 5 delicious varieties are Snowchaser, Springhigh, Jewel, Emerald, & Star. Not only do we enjoy selling our blueberries at local farmers markets but we also allow you to come out to the farm and pick your own!. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • 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: [email protected]. 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. Since 2007 a visit to our pumpkin patch on the east edge of Turlock is a fall tradition for locals and visitors alike. As always, there's never an admission fee to the patch itself and most activities are free with the purchase of a pumpkin. (UPDATED: May 5, 2018, JBS)
  • VanderHelm Farms - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries,
    1678 Albers Rd, Modesto, CA 95357. Phone: 209-614-8307. Email: [email protected]. Open: The Blueberries will not be ripe until about the second week of May, before then we are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 8am to 4pm; Once the blueberries are ripe we will be open more days - last year it wasWednesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm, May to June  - 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: May 5, 2018, JBS)

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