Places for the Best Blackberry Picking Bay Area – we love apple and blackberry crumble, or just eating blackberries as they are! We have a great list of farms that offer blackberry picking in the Bay Area.
25081 Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513
At Pease Ranch, “We have been family owned and operated since 1983. Come and pick from our large selection of cherries and blackberries.
We open in May when we will have our Tioga Cherries and Freedom Blackberries available for you to pick.” Their Facebook page also shows pictures of peaches.
Bacchini’s Fruit Tree
2010 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood, CA 94513
Bacchini’s Fruit Tree is a “family operated Picked and U-Pick fruit stand. We are located in beautiful Brentwood, California. Just 60 miles east of San Francisco. Growing premium quality fruits since 1945. Each year we are open during May & June to offer our fresh fruit, grown in our orchard!”
They have u-pick White Peaches, Kiowa Blackberries, Sweet Cherries, White Rainier cherries, Olallieberries, Pluots, Santa Rosa Plum, White Nectarines, Apricots, Loquats, Raw Honey and Walnuts.
Berry Island Farms
10385 Watsonville Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020
Berry Island Farms – “Our U-pick farm is well known all over the San Francisco Bay Area! We grow the sweetest, best tasting berries. Our picking season starts in April and lasts all the way through November.
We are open for U-pick every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. We do not take reservations; first come first serve. Cash only. Closed toe shoes required. No pets allowed!
We grow a variety of different organic berries: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, and olallieberries. Our heirloom strawberries are the sweetest, best tasting you will find! Nothing tastes better than straight from the vine.”
R & R Fresh Farms
2310 Pescadero Creek Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060
At R & R Fresh Farms, “join us daily for u-pick harvesting of CCOF certified organic raspberries, blackberries, and olallieberries. We provide baskets to harvest in to and plastic bags to bring your berries home in.
Visit us inside the farm-stand before heading out in to the fields to pick up a basket and get details on the best areas for picking each day. We welcome large groups and encourage you to get the whole family involved, kids love getting their little hands dirty and it’s a great way to educate them on where their food comes from.
Support your local farms and join us this summer in the fields!”
They also have strawberries and pumpkins when in season.
723 Lakeview Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076
Gizdich Ranch offer various u-pick fruits. “Pik-Yor-Self – Strawberries, Olallie berries, Boysenberries, and Apples are available in our Pik-Yor-Self program. Experience the most fun part of growing fruits, here at the Ranch! Combined with fresh air, sunshine and a little sweat, it’s a whole lot of fun for the kids and the entire family. Don’t forget your camera.
Call for our opening dates and prepare for a fun day of picking delicious fruit. Bring your own containers or let us provide boxes for a small fee.
When everyone’s ready for lunch, picnic behind our sales barn and let the kids play. Plan to see us soon!”
Chan’s Strawberry Farm
7990 Balfour Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513
Chan’s Strawberry Farm in Brentwood – “My name is Chan K. Tern, and this is my farm. I’ve been a farmer for over 25 years! I enjoy seeing all the happy smiles on our customers! Hope everyone gets a chance to experience strawberry and blackberry picking! Have a great day!”
10541 Korn Ln, Gilroy, CA 95020
Gilroy U-Pick is a “small family operated u-pick only farm located in beautiful Gilroy, California. We sell both u-pick and freshly picked fruits and vegetables. We are really proud of the fact that we do not use any spray of any kind organic or inorganic to grow our crops. Every year we kick off the Santa Clara county cherry season with our early ripening varieties around May 7 that is around 25 days ahead of bing cherries. We are open on mother’s day. Treat your mother or other loved one on mother’s day with nature’s gift of cherries.”
Here you can pick:
- String beans
Established in March, 2021, EARTHseed Farm is a “14-acre solar-powered organic farm and orchard located on the ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo Peoples in Sonoma County, California.
This list includes what is generally available according to the season.
July: Plums, Pluots, Blackberries
August: Pluots, Gravenstein Apples, McIntosh Apples, Blackberries, Raspberries
September: Gilbert Golden Delicious Apples, Gala Apples, Braeburn Apples, Raspberries
October: Fuji Apples, Rome Apples
November: Fuji Apples, Persimmons, Pineapple Guava
August-November: We also grow a variety of Asian Pears, including Hosui, Shinseiki, 20th Century, Chojuro, Niitaka, Shinko, Ya Li. Pears are available mid August through mid November, at the farm store.”