Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Ventura County, California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Ventura County, 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Ventura County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

McGrath Family Farm - Certified Organic,Ventura County

  • McGrath Family Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, beets, blackberries, cherries, other berries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries,
    1012 Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo, CA 93010. Phone: 805 983-0333. Alternate Phone: 805 485-4210. Fax: 805 983-3388. Email: [email protected]. Open: from 9 to 6 daily, mid March through December 31st, call ahead to check availability. Directions: Headed south on 101 freeway exit Central Avenue in Camarillo and right turn on to Ventura Blvd. Market is on your left. Heading north on 101 freeway exit Central Avenue in Camarillo and go left over freeway overpass and right turn on to Ventura Blvd. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. School tours welcome. Check our website for more information and for prices. We offer a Community Supported Agriculture program Spring Summer and Fall. Call for prices or visit our website. Farming on the coast of Southern California for 5 generations is the finest blessing this Irish American farm family could ever hope for- the deepest topsoil and the best climate produces a utopian garden farm. We are a sustainable farm that grows a high diversity of year-round organic fruits and vegetables for our community.  Come shop the SEASONS at our roadside market! (UPDATED: April 18, 2018, JBS)  
  • Ellie's Persimmons Ellie's Persimmons - persimmons
    page 4025 Hitch Blvd Moorpark CA 93021. Phone: 805-488-5508. Open: on weekend's from 9 AM to 4 PM every Saturday and Sunday from October through November or until the harvest holds out.  Visitors are only restricted by the amount they can carry or are willing to spend; 70 cents a pound. They grow two kinds of persimmons, the Hachiya and the Fuyu , they grow more of the Fuyu because that is where the demand lays. See this blog story about the orchard (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: November 13, 2016, JBS)
  • Pete's Pumpkin Patch - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patchPete's Pumpkin Patch - corn (sweet), herbs/spices, melons, pumpkins, school tours
    Exit Off 101 Freeway At Central Avenue, Camarillo, CA 93010. Phone: 805-207-3363. Alternate Phone: 805-983-8589. Fax: 805-988-9452. Open: Call before you go - their website presently only refers to Fall activities, not summer vegetables: 7 days a week; 9am to Dark. Directions: Exit 101 freeway at Central Avenue look North/East to the Hillside. Can't miss us. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS) 
  • Underwood Family Farms Somis - blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries & BlackberriesUnderwood Family Farms Somis - blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries & Blackberries
    5696 Los Angeles Avenue Somis, CA 93066. Phone: 805-386-4660. Fax: 805-386-3994. Open: PYO Blueberries from Memorial Day Weekend through mid-July, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Daily. Tractor Rides to the Fields (9am -2pm Weekends only), Free Parking. 1lb & 2 lb Containers Provided; Priced by the Pound. Underwood is a pick-your-own grower of a wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruits in Ventura County, California. They offer a wide variety of services and activities tailored for the entire family, including pick-your-own produce, birthday parties at their Farm Animal Center, school tours, gift baskets (shipped anywhere in the U.S.), and the Fall Harvest Festival in October. You can also visit them at one of their Farm Markets, located in Somis or at Tierra Rejada in Moorpark, where you can purchase their field-fresh produce and say hi to their farm animals. Or visit them at one of the 12 Certified Farmers' Markets that they participate in throughout the week. NOTE: There is admission fee to pick, so be sure you read this page on Underwood's website. Bring the entire family, young & old, for a fun, educational day "out on the farm." Children love it! For your convenience, we have a number of pull-wagons to transport your "prize pickings" and/or children from the field to the Farm Market area. There is no reservation required for pick-your-own. Only for educational, school farm tours. (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS) 
  • Underwood Family Farms Moorpark (Tierra Rejada) - strawberries, tomatoes, vegetablesroma_tomatoes
    3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, CA 93066. Phone: 805-529-3690. Fax: 805-529-6037. Open: Pick Your Own Roma Tomatoes are available for picking on Labor Day Weekend - Saturday, September 2 & Sunday, September 3 from 6:00am to 12:00pm. The price is $.25/pound.. Offers a Farm Market, Animal Center, Pick Your Own Produce, Fall Festival at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark (see below) Wagon Rides, Birthday Parties, Educational Tours. At Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, you and your family can enjoy the true farm experience. Come pick your ownfruits and vegetables on our fully operational working farm.  It's a great day outdoors for the entire family! You can also enjoy the convenience of shopping at ourFarm Marketfor the same field-fresh produce, jarred products, snacks, and ice-cold beverages.Educational Farm Toursbring school groups from far and wide to pick fruits and vegetables and learn about farm life. TheFarm Animal Centerhas farm animal displays, pony rides, activities and games. You can even host a child's birthday party by reservation. Weddings also take place in the walnut grove at the back of the farm.Fall Harvest Festival at Tierra Rejada Family Farms, October.  Pick-your-own pumpkin in our HUGE pumpkin patch, Clydesdale-drawn hay rides, antique and new farm equipment and machinery displays, fun photo ops, GIANT PUMPKIN display, and pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Baby animal petting and grooming corral, Pony rides. (UPDATED: May 11, 2017, JBS)  (UPDATED: April 27, 2015, JBS)

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