Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Western Central California? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Western Central 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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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!
Western Central California U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Lazy Valley Ranch - u-pick blueberries
10919 Lazy Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946. Phone: 530-432-2234.
Open: Sunday through Thursday, closed Fridays and Saturdays; U-pick
from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Appointments are necessary for u-pick by
calling. Directions: Watch for the open sign hung at the end of Lazy
Valley Road in Penn Valley or the classified ad that runs in The
Union in early June. Blueberries and blackberries. We do not use
pesticides, only organic approved sprays and fertilizers. We sell
whole live calves, raised on mother's milk and grass without
antibiotics or hormones, at 6 months of age. Call for information.
RANCH STORE : Blueberry Barn Store open 9am-4pm, Sunday-Thursday,
closed Friday-Saturday. Season begins around June 6th. Look for
signs at the end of Lazy Valley Road when we are open. (UPDATED: May
06, 2018, JBS)
Linda Grace's Place
Farm - Uses natural growing practices,
apples, blackberries, cucumbers, figs, herbs/spices, lavender,
nectarines, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, pomegranates,
raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other
vegetables, walnuts, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs,
U-pick and already picked, farm animals, weddings and wedding
17458 Friendly Valley Place, Grass Valley, CA 95949.
Phone: 530-272-5156. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for appointment, hours and
days vary according to crops, generally weekends. Directions: Off
McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, Ca.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We use
only our own Artesian well water for irrigation, absolutely NO
treated water used here! :) Some canned goods may be available for
sale, hopefully fresh pies in the future!. We use natural practices,
but are not seeking organic certification. See Linda Grace's Place
on Facebook for updated information!
13500 Cement Hill Road, Nevada City, California
95959. Phone: (530) 263-1886. Email:
[email protected]. Open: During the season our
farmstand is open each Wednesday afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm from
June through the week before Thanksgiving week in November.
here for a map and directions. To be notified of the opening
date, subscribe to our email list. You can buy our produce at the
farm and take advantage of u-pick opportunities each week, such as
our lovely raspberries and blackberries. Please subscribe to our
email list to be notified of weekly produce availability, bulk
purchases for canning, and other events. (UPDATED: May 06,
2018, JBS) ADDED: April 29,
Sun Smile Farms -
CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, red raspberries, black
raspberries, and blackberries.
10110 West Drive, Grass Valley, CA
95945. Phone: 530 273-6507. Email:
[email protected]. Open: The Farmstand will be closed this season, however, the U-Pick will continue;
up for our mailing list and we
will notify you regarding dates and times. Directions: From Sacramento east on
I-80 approximately 30 miles, Take the CA-49 exit towards Grass
Valley/Placerville. Take the exit towards CA-174/COLFAX/CENTRAL
Grass Valley, Turn left onto South Auburn Street, Turn left onto W
Main Street. W Main Street becomes ROUGH AND READY Highway., go 1.8
miles to West Drive and turn left. Follow the road to the end and
you're there.In addition to U-pick, they offer Community Supported
Agriculture (CSA) with weekly boxes. Everything is Certified
Organic, WE HAVE THORNLESS BLACKBERRIES FOR U-PICK!. Many times,
U-Pick is done By Appointment Only. (Due to weather conditions or an
over abundant crop, we sometimes need to contact people right away.
A phone number usually works best in this case.) We'll contact you
when we're open for picking. Thanks for your interest in our farm!
Cherries: Mid June to July
Peaches: Late June through September
Blackberries: July through August
Raspberries: June and October
Flowers: July through September.
To sign up for U-Pick, email us
. (UPDATED: May 06, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2009: "Great, with a wide variety of fruits and berries."
Amber Oaks Raspberries - Uses integrated pest management practices, blackberries,
boysenberries, chestnuts, olallieberries, other berries, pumpkins,
tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, farm
market, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
2770 Shanley Rd, Auburn, CA 95603. Phone: 530 885-3420. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday, Wednesday,
Saturday By appointment, from 8:30am to 1:00pm May to November.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
From Sacramento take interstate 80 east to Auburn. Exit Highway 49
turn left at the light. Travel about 3 miles on 49 turn left onto
Atwood Road. Travel 1.5 miles turn left onto Shanley Road. Our drive
way is the second left, just past the mail boxes. Look for the
wooden carved sign Tim and Rhonda Berry Farm. Follow the gravel
drive and keep to your right and follow signs for parking.
Click here for a map and directions. Boysenberries and
Olallieberries: End of May to June 16, Thorn-less blackberries: July
to August, Chestnuts: Middle September to end of October, Pumpkins:
October, Kiwi: November, also pick your own. We use integrated pest
management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. We also Have other produce
available for sale by orders. They include Rhubarb, loquats, summer
squash, basil, amaranth, blueberries, sun gold tomatoes, early girl
tomatoes, potatoes, pomegranates, concord grapes,
eggplant, figs, persimmons, Corn and melons from another farm.
Please just give us a call for availability and to place an order
for pick up by appointment Monday to Saturday.We are hoping to have
U-Pick Blackberries the first week of July. Our U-PICK days are by
appointment on: Mondays: 8:00am-2:00pm; Wednesdays: 8:00am-2:00pm;
Saturdays: 8:00am-2:00pm/ PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT in advance
before the day you want to pick. Please do not schedule an
appointment by e-mail or Facebook. We do not check e-mail daily.
(UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on September 07, 2009: "Had a great time picking
blackberries. Very abundant, large, sweet berries. Very reasonably
priced. Unfortunately I found out about this farm at end of berry
picking season but will plan next year to get out more often to
pick. They have kiwis and clementines in the fall. I believe you can
pick those as well. Also have available a wide variety of tomatoes,
delicious Stinsen watermelon(which they shared with us)figs,
chestnuts and much more. They also have homemade jams and honey."
AnneBelle Farms - apples, apricots, beans, beets,
blackberries, broad beans, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers,
eggplant, grapes, herbs/spices, nectarines, onions, peppers, summer
squash, winter squash, Fresh eggs, gift shop, picnic area, picnic
area (bring your own food)
6540 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA
95602. Phone: (530) 269-1910. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7
pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm, January 1 to December
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Located off historic Highway 49.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
(UPDATED: May 15, 2017, JBS)
Flower Farm - corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers,
herbs/spices, melons, onions, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash,
winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, and
prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties,
9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone:
(866) 819-4899. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Daily, 8 am to 6 p.m. except
Mondays Sunday, 10 am to 4 p.m. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available all year. We are certified
organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for their Facebook page. Call before you go
- Their website is gone, (Does anyone have
current information, are they still offering pick your own? If so,
please write me!)
Snowy Peaks Christmas Tree & Berry Farm - strawberries,
30100 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA 95631. Phone:
Open: CALL BEFORE you go - I don't see anything on their website
about strawberries this year; Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8am to 5pm
July 1 to October 31; Open for Christmas trees 9am to 4:30pm from
the day after Thanksgiving through December 16,2007. Directions: From Interstate highway 80
eastbound take the "Foresthill, Auburn Ravine Road" exit; Turn right
off of the exit ramp; Go straight through the stop light. Continue
21 miles through the town of Foresthill. We are on the right side of
Foresthill Road. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August,
September, October, November, December. Payment: Cash, Check. All trees $7.00 plus
- Stirling Oak Cellars - grapes,
7677 North Forbes Road x-street: Lone Pine Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648.
Phone: 408-526-0507. Alternate Phone: 408-410-3686. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Call before you go; I haven't seen an update from them in years; August - Saturdays only - please call
ahead to reserve your harvest and picking time. Directions: From
Lincoln area: North on McCoutney 6 miles north of Lincoln: turn
right on South Forbes Road. Drive 3 miles. Drive 400ft past the x-st
of Lone pine lane. Vineyard on your left behind deer fence.
Stucco/black metal gate entrance.
Click here for a map and directions. Barberra Red Wine Grapes -
Available in August - Exact time will be determined by the
Sugars/Brix - Saturday only Picking times - $1/pound - Please call
ahead to make your harvest reservation - 10 miles north of Lincoln,
CA near Camp Far West Lake. Payment: Cash, only. We can supply
buckets and can crush/de-stem on site - if you call ahead and