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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

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What's in season in October 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2017: Apples are in season now, as are figs,  and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Both early apples, like Gala, and mid season like Delicious and Honeycrisp are in season!

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!

And of course you can find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Christmas tree farms, on our related websites.

 

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!

Ventura County, California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, 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: May 11, 2017, 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)


Local Honey Sources:

Ventura County

  • Bennett's Honey Farm, ORGANIC, Honey (retail), Buckwheat honey, Clover honey, Avocado honey, Orange blossom honey, Eucalyptus honey, Sage honey, Cactus flower honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop
    3176 Honey Lane, Piru, CA 93015. Open: Daylight Savings Time Hours March 9 - November 2, 2014 Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:30PM Saturday - Sunday 9AM - 6PM; 7 days a week. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Our Honey is produced in Ventura County, home of the best SAGE and WILDFLOWER fields in California. We bottle our honey under labels, "Topanga Quality Honey," found in Whole Foods Market and many other specialty markets,  and "Piru Canyon Honey," which can be found in the fruit stands and other open-air markets in Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Our honey is the finest unfiltered honey available. 100% Organic - 100% Kosher. Other items are also sold (such as 100% Honey Bee Pollen & Propolis, pollen, honeycomb, royal jelly and candles). Honey is certified organic and the facility is solar powered.
    A visitor writes on June 01, 2014: "Loved the ability to sample the different varieties of honey before purchasing. The kids liked looking at the indoor bee hive. They have honey tasting stations where you can sample their different variety of honeys such as avocado, clover, buckwheat, orange, and eucalyptus. Honey is sold in a variety of sizes (from 12 oz to 1 gallon). "
  • EMIS pumpkin patch - Honey (retail), Buckwheat honey, Clover honey, Eucalyptus honey, Orange blossom honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, school tours
    2600 Old Telegraph Rd, Fillmore, CA 93030. Phone: 805-607-6449. Alternate Phone: 805-415-2595. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Look for the angry strawberry on top of the barn. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.

Meats, Milk and Eggs:


Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts


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

Ventura County

  • The Painted Pony Farm - petting zoo, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15315 Ojai Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Phone: 805-525-9820. Email: paintedponyfarm @gmail.com. Open: March 15 pm to October 31 Monday to Friday 10 am 2 pm Reservation are a must October open every Saturday 10 am to 4. Directions: Located 6 miles from Santa Paula and 9 miles from Ojai on highway 150. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.

Wholesale Foods

Ventura County

  • EMIS pumpkin patch - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, apples, corn (sweet), nectarines, onions, oranges, peaches, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, school tours
    2600 Old Telegraph Rd, Fillmore, CA 93030. Phone: 805-607-6449. Alternate Phone: 805-415-2595. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Look for the angry strawberry on top of the barn. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.

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