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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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
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
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
See our comprehensive list of
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
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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!
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, beets, blackberries, cherries, other berries,
raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), strawberries,
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 - 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,
Pete'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 & 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, vegetables
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
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
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,