25 Best Fruit Picking Farms in the Bay Area

Best Fruit Picking Farms in the Bay Area for Family Days Out – There are so many wonderful farms in the Bay Area to visit, almost all year round.  You can pick strawberries, cherries, lavender, blueberries, asparagus, and sunflowers in the early part of the year.  Later on there are raspberries, blackberries, pears, apples and pumpkins ripening in the fields.

We have a great list of where to pick everything as well as a list of some of the best farms in the Bay Area.

 

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.

 

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R & R Farms

 

 

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!”

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Chan’s Strawberry Farm

 

Boring Farm

4200 Canfield Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Boring Farm – “We are a small certified organic farm located south of Sebastopol, CA. We offer our raspberries through U-pick when they are in season and we sell chicken eggs year round. There’s never a dull moment here at the Boring Farm!

Open every Saturday (June-September).”

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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.”

 

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Berry Island Farm

 

Cherry Time

1875 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood, CA 94513

Enjoy a fun filled day of cherry picking at Cherry Time. “Our cherry season is open from the beginning of May till Mother Nature tells us we are sold out (usually the 2nd weekend of June). We offer U-Pick and Pre-Picked Cherries. Cherry Time is owned and operated by the Bloomfield family.”

Cherry Time also offer local honey made on the farm.

 

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Mike’s U-pick Cherries

 611 Payne Ave, Brentwood, CA 94513

Mike’s U-Pick Cherries – “We’ve been farming in Brentwood for over 30 years. We enjoy the U-Pick season and getting to meet so many diverse people every year. Please be sure to say hello to your local farmer; we’re growing delicious fruit for YOU!

We have been selling our delicious stone fruit at our orchards for over 30 years. The phrase ‘stone fruit’ is fruit with one big pit in the middle (unlike an apple or orange for example).

At our Payne Avenue orchard, we sell cherries only. The varieties are Coral Champagnes (Corals), White Rainiers, and Lapins, as they become available.”

 

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Blue House Farm

950 La Honda Rd, San Gregorio, CA 94074

At Blue House Farm, they “grow an incredible diversity of certified organic vegetables, fruits and cut flowers year-round, on over 70 acres in Pescadero and San Gregorio, California. Now in our sixteenth year, we proudly supply our farmers’ markets, Farmstand,  U-pick, and wholesale accounts with some of the highest-quality produce available.”

There is a pumpkin patch in the fall.

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Blue House Farm

 

Three Nunns Farm

550 Walnut Blvd, Brentwood, CA 94513

At Three Nunns Farm – “Once you arrive at our farm, please first check-in at our stand to receive all the information for your visit. We also have a variety of fresh produce, both u-pick and pre-picked, available for purchase. Depending on the time year, you’ll find strawberries. cherries, blueberries, pomegranates, cucumbers, watermelons, bell peppers, cantaloupes, peppers, garlic, pumpkins, as well as decorative corn stalks and olive branches.

Our farm has over 40 acres for exploring. We encourage children (and parents) to get as dirty as possible! We recommend wearing closed-toe shoes for your visit – and keeping a close eye on little ones.

Three Nunns Farm accepts cash or card and we have plenty of wagons and free parking!

Our 5-acre corn maze typically takes about 15-30 minutes to navigate! “You are here” Maps are posted in the maze for reference as you find your way. We also have our “Corn Trail” which takes about 5 minutes to navigate and is ideal for those looking for a more relaxed maze experience!”

 

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Three Nunns Farm

 

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.

 

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Bacchini’s Fruit Tree

 

Swanton Berry Farm

25 Swanton Rd, Davenport, CA 95017

Swanton Berry Farm was founded in 1983 by Jim Cochran. “At that time, no one had grown strawberries organically on a commercially successful basis. The general consensus in the industry said it couldn’t be done. Five years later, Swanton Berry Farm would become the first certified organic strawberry farm in California (CCOF).

Just as the process of organic certification formalizes Swanton Berry Farm’s commitment to a set of ethics in our farming practices, a Union contract similarly formalizes our commitment to the human side of the farming equation. The fundamental question that drives this duality is why treat your food with a set of standards but not those who plant and harvest that same food?

In 1998, Swanton Berry Farm became the first organic farm in America to sign a contract with the United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO.

The combination of organic farming practices with union labor is why Swanton Berry Farm is known for producing fruits, jams, and baked goods that are beyond compare. We are dedicated to doing things honorably, whether it’s how we grow our crops, or how we treat our workers. It’s a difference you can taste, come see for yourself.”

 

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Swanton Berry Farm

 

Gilroy U-Pick

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:

  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Plums/Pluots
  • Watermelons
  • Cantaloupes
  • Corn
  • String beans
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Gilroy U-Pick

 

Gizdich Ranch

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!”

 

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Gizdich Ranch

 

Victoria Island Farm

16021 CA-4, Holt, CA 95234

At Victoria Island Farm “Our Southern and Northern Highbush blueberries thrive in the island’s mineral-rich, peaty soil, just as their wild cousins, the blackberries, have for centuries. Victoria Island Farms blueberries are notable for their plumpness, taste, and freshness. Our blueberries go from field to package in record time. Within an hour of leaving the bush, our blueberries are cooled and packaged, and cooled again. They leave the farm in pre-cooled trucks.

Blueberries begin to ripen in May and are harvested until early July. Each field is harvested 3-5 times depending on ripening characteristics of the variety. Most varieties require a certain range of chilling hours (temperatures below 40 degrees) for optimal production.

During the summer harvest season, Victoria Island Farms opens up a portion of our blueberry fields to the public for U-Pick at the farm visits and purchase of pre-packed fresh blueberries. The 2021 u-pick season will run on weekends only from Saturday, May 15 to Sunday, June 20 with pre-packed fresh blueberries for sale at least through the end of June. Check our homepage to view up to date information on hours, availability and seasonal products offered at the Victoria Island Farm Stand.”

 

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Duckworth Family Farm – Organic U-Pick Blueberries

2950 Canfield Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Duckworth Family Farm are a small, certified organic, family farm “here to give you a one of a kind experience.  Come and U-pick as many blueberries as you like! You are also welcome to enjoy a picnic, sit by the pond, or simply enjoy our homemade blueberry ice cream.  You can always expect blueberries (of course) and blueberry ice cream on your visit!”

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Mike’s UPick Peaches

3230 Concord Ave, Brentwood, CA 94513

Mike’s U-Pick Peaches – “We’ve been farming in Brentwood for over 30 years. We enjoy the U-Pick season and getting to meet so many diverse people every year. Please be sure to say hello to your local farmer; we’re growing delicious fruit for YOU!

We have been selling our delicious stone fruit at our orchards for over 30 years. The phrase ‘stone fruit’ is fruit with one big pit in the middle (unlike an apple or orange for example).

At our Payne Avenue orchard, we sell cherries only. The varieties are Coral Champagnes (Corals), White Rainiers, and Lapins, as they become available.

Concord Avenue – White Peaches and White Nectarines start around the end of May.”

 

 

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AIRAYA U-Pick Farm

25221 Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513

Airaya U-Pick Farm have “new varieties of white peaches, yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, asian pears and cherry trees as well as more Apricot trees. We hope you will stop by to try some of our new varieties and look forward to seeing you.”

 

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McKinney Farms

25221 Marsh Creek Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513

McKinney Farms is a small, family-owned farm, located in Brentwood, California. “The McKinney family has been farming in California for four generations. If you are interested in picking delicious peaches, nectarines, and apricots, then come to “A Peachy Place,” farm #28 on the Harvest Time map. Our season typically runs from late May through early August.”

 

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Pomeroy Farm Brentwood

1600 Eureka Ave, Brentwood, CA 94513

POMEROY FARM “HAS BEEN A PART OF BRENTWOOD’S U-PICK FARMS SINCE 1927!

For Cherries, Apricots, Nectarines and Peaches, we have three locations:

22501 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513

Cherries: Bing Cherries, Brooks Cherries and Rainier White Cherries

1755 Payne Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513

Cherries: Bing Cherries and Rainier White Cherries

1600 Eureka Avenue, Brentwood, CA 94513

Cherries: Bing Cherries, Rainier Cherries, Skeena “Dark Red” Cherries, Sweetheart “Red” Cherries

Apricots: Patterson and Westley

Nectarines: Diamond Ray, Sparkling May, Sparkling June

Peaches: Babcock Blush “White”, Flavorcrest, Galaxy UFO “White”, Red Top Earirich, Sierra Gem, Springcrest, Summer Flame

And from the walnut orchard, we have shelled Chandler walnuts available.”

 

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Pease Ranch

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.

 

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Swank Farms, The Experience

4751 Pacheco Pass Hwy, Hollister, CA 95023

Swank Farms say they are “The Best Pumpkin Patch & SUNFLOWER FIELDS in CENTRAL  California.

Look no further for new favorite Fall tradition! Swank Farms is proud to provide the best pumpkin patch & sunflower fields to Hollister, Monterey, Salinas, and San Jose. We welcome you this season to spend some time on the farm and enjoy the many attractions we have for all ages! Whether you’re looking for a picture perfect spot or hours of fun for the kids, you’ll find it here at Swank Farms!

Swank Farms annual Fall Season has tons of fun planned for the entire family! From our GIANT Corn Path, You-Pick Pumpkins to our many photo ops & wide-open space, we’ve got it all to assure you make unforgettable Fall memories. Don’t forget your camera!”

 

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Andreotti Family Farms Pumpkin Patch

Next Door To The Business Farmer John’s, 800 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Welcome to Andreotti Family Farm.  “We are a family operation and have worked our land for three generations. In 1926 our grandparents started the farm and produced primarily artichokes. Now our farm is over 90 years old, we produce just about every winter vegetable you can imagine, and we offer a You Pick Sunflower Field and Pumpkin Patch in the Fall. We are passionate about our pumpkins, sunflowers, and produce, and we look forward to putting our bounty on your table.”

Their page on Facebook also mentions a Haunted Corn Maze!

 

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Cloverfield Organic Farm

501 La Paloma Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803

Cloverfield Organic Farm “are the first certified organic farm in El Sobrante. We grow a wide variety of small amounts of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and potted plants. We host weekly u-picks on Fri., Sat. and Sun. We offer different sizes to meet everyone’s needs. No need to call ahead, if the open sign is out, please drive on down and we will give you a tour and tell you what is ready for ‘the pickin’. Alternate u-picking times and farm visits can be arranged by calling ahead to Farmer Michael.

In May and June – Elderflowers, green wild plums, a few strawberries, mints (chocolate, apple, and strawberry-flavored), horseradish roots and leaves, Greek oregano, lemon balm, German thyme, Greek mountain tea flower stems, nopales pads, young grape leaves, rau ram, garlics, potatoes, green onions, chives, lettuce, beets, kale, marshmallow leaves, calendula flowers and seed heads, arugula, komatsuna, rosemary, sweetheart pink roses, catnip, epazote, lavender flowers, asparagus, chamomile, wormwood, purslane, bay leaves, borage leaves and flowers, dandelion greens, and rhubarb

Things that we expect to have available for u-picking in September include the following – Autumn berries, apples, Chilean guavas, Emeryville pink grapes, tomatoes, beets, sweet peppers, mild hot peppers, fiery hot red manzano peppers, rhubarb, squashes, a few figs, cucumbers, horseradish, lemon verbena, mints, and oregano.

 

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Swanton Pacific Ranch

480 Swanton Road, Davenport, CA

Swanton Pacific Ranch “CCOF Certified Organic U-Pick Apple Orchard opens at the end of September.

We are excited to open our orchard gates once again. There have been many changes in the valley but we are glad to be serving the community again!

Friendly reminders: (1) payments must be cash or check; (2) no pets are allowed in the orchard; (3) park inside the orchard gates.

Enjoy the harvest!”

 

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Chileno Valley Ranch

5105 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma, CA 94952

Chileno Valley Ranch is located in the rolling hills of Coastal Marin.

Tucked in a spectacular valley outside Petaluma, Ranchers Mike and Sally Gale raise grass-fed beef, offer u-pick apple picking in the fall, and host a small number of farm weddings and corporate events each year.

Enjoy a day of family apple picking in our orchard with organically grown varieties such as Orin, Pinova, Candy Crisp, and Jonagold. We are open for u-pick on Sundays only, during August, September and sometimes October.”

 

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EARTHseed Farm

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.”

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List of Farms in the Bay Area

 

Strawberry Picking in the Bay Area

Cherry Picking in the Bay Area

Apple Picking in the Bay Area

Lavender Picking in the Bay Area

Pumpkin Picking in the Bay Area

Raspberry Picking in the Bay Area

Blueberry Picking in the Bay Area

Peach Picking in the Bay Area

Blackberry Picking in the Bay Area

 

As well as:

Corn Mazes in the Bay Area

Haunted Hayrides in the Bay Area

Haunted Houses in the Bay Area

Alpaca Farms in the Bay Area

Flower Farms in the Bay Area

Christmas Tree Farms the Bay Area

Sunflower Fields in the Bay Area

Easter Egg Hunts in the Bay Area

Turkey Farms in the Bay Area

Petting Zoo in the Bay Area

Local Honey in the Bay Area

 

 

Also check out our post on more fruit picking farms near me.

 

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