Find a local pick your own farm here!

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steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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

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

Notes for March 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our croip calendar for strawberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Stored US apples are still  available. 

Easter will be April 16, 2017 - Farms, churches and schools have egg hunts! See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

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!

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.

Western Central California U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

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

Nevada County

  • Lazy Valley Ranch - u-pick blueberries
    Penn Valley, CA. Phone: 530-432-2234. Open: Sunday-Friday 10am-5pm to buy blueberries; 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. Owner Jeannie Gleason. (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)
  • 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 parties
    17458 Friendly Valley Place, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Phone: 530-272-5156. Email: linda.menge@hotmail.com. 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!  (UPDATED: July 14, 2015) (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: July 20, 2012)  (ADDED: August 06, 2009)
  • Riverhill Farm - vegetables
    13500 Cement Hill Road, Nevada City, California 95959. Phone: (530) 263-1886. Email: alan@riverhillfarm.com. Open: During the 2015 season our farmstand is open each Wednesday afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm from June through the week before Thanksgiving week in November. Directions: click 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.  (ADDED: April 29, 2015, JBS)
  • Sun Smile Farms - blueberries, red raspberries, black raspberries, and blackberries.
    10110 West Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Phone: 530 273-6507. Email: info@sunsmilefarms.com. Open: The Farmstand will be closed this season, however, the U-Pick will continue; Please sign 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.  (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: May 08, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2009:
    "Great, with a wide variety of fruits and berries."

Placer County

  • 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: amberoaksraspberries@gmail.com. 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. (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 29, 2014) (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: July 08, 2013) (ADDED: September 07, 2009, suggested by a visitor)
    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: info@Annebellefarms.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm, January 1 to December 31. 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. (ADDED: August 03, 2014)
  • 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, school tours
    9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone: (866) 819-4899. Email: flowerfarmnursery@gmail.com. Open: Daily, 8 am to 6 p.m. except Mondays Sunday, 10 am to 4 p.m. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. 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!)(UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)
  • Snowy Peaks Christmas Tree & Berry Farm - strawberries,
    30100 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA 95631. Phone: 530-367-3766. Email: jima@foothill.net. 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. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November, December. Payment: Cash, Check. All trees $7.00 plus tax. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)
  • 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: peteh007@yahoo.com. 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 request it. (ADDED: May 26, 2009)

Sierra County


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


Local Honey Sources:

Placer County

  • Rickey Ranch Vineyards and Pumpkin Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Raw honeys, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    6950 Cavitt Stallman Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746. Phone: (916) 797-2089. Email: rickeyranch@surewest.net. Open: Call for availability and details!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Craft Fair and Fall Festival is scheduled for October 16th and 17th; We also have a Scarecrow Contest, please visit our website for details and your chance to win $100!. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: March 01, 2010)

Sierra County

  • AnimasCreek Honey and Herb Farm Market - Honey (retail), Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Other honey products, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    Main Street, Hillsboro, NM 88042. Phone: 575-743-0224. Email: Animascreekhoneyandherbfarm@gmail.com. Open: Saturday's from 10 am to 2 pm March thru December. Directions: I-25 exit 63 towards Hillsboro/ Silver City approx 15 miles We are located on the Main Street next door to the Hillsboro Historical Society. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 03, 2015)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Placer County

  • AnneBelle Farms - 100% grass and/or grain fed, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Specialty eggs (see below), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Fresh eggs, gift shop, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    6540 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95602. Phone: (530) 269-1910. Email: info@Annebellefarms.com. Open: Annebelle Farms fresh eggs available Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm, January 1 to December 31. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located off historic Highway 49 6540 Grass Valley highway Auburn, Ca 95602. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Located in Northern California Foothills, Annebelle Farms is family owned and operated. Here at Annebelle farms we raise quality, all natural fresh product. Annebelle Farms guarantee that you and your family will consistently have the freshest and highest quality of farm to fork products available. (ADDED: August 03, 2014)
  • Rickey Ranch Vineyards and Pumpkin Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    6950 Cavitt Stallman Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746. Phone: (916) 797-2089. Email: rickeyranch@surewest.net. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Craft Fair and Fall Festival is scheduled for October 16th and 17th; We also have a Scarecrow Contest, please visit our website for details and your chance to win $100!. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: March 01, 2010)

Horse Rides and More:


Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Placer County

  • Horton Iris Garden and Pumpkin Patch - 2 total rooms, Price range from $100 to $125, Large beds, Large rooms, Fresh farm breakfasts, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, washer and dryer available, boating nearby, skiing nearby, snowmobiling nearby, golf nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Free farm tours for overnight guests, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, Help feed the animals, goats, chickens,
    7440 King Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone: 916-652-4351. Alternate Phone: 916-239-9432. Email: doughortonart@yahoo.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: from Sacramento, California on I-80 towards Reno. After passing the cities of Rocklin and Loomis, take the Penryn Road exit and turn right at the off ramp. Drive about 1/4 mile to next stop sign. Turn left on King Road, and driveway is next one on your right. You will see signs at King Road and Penryn Road and also at driveway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. The two bedrooms are upstairs with bathroom between them. One room has queen size bed, and the other bedroom was two twin beds. Both have window air-conditioning. The home is 90 years old, but updated. (ADDED: April 01, 2010)

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

Placer County

  • Horton Iris Garden and Pumpkin Patch - You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bed & Breakfast onsite, Pumpkin patch, goats, chickens, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, golf nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome,
    7440 King Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone: 916-652-4351. Alternate Phone: 916-239-9432. Email: doughortonart@yahoo.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: from Sacramento, California on I-80 towards Reno. After passing the cities of Rocklin and Loomis, take the Penryn Road exit and turn right at the off ramp. Drive about 1/4 mile to next stop sign. Turn left on King Road, and driveway is next one on your right. You will see signs at King Road and Penryn Road and also at driveway. Click here for a map and directions. Saturdays and Sundays in October from 9 am to 5 pm;. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: April 01, 2010)

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