Best Places for Strawberry Picking Los Angeles – Strawberries! Little vibrant red bites of deliciousness, that give everyone the nostalgic taste of summer. Well known for pairing superbly with lashings of cream, strawberries are also heroes of the fruit world as they provide vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Strawberries are a scrumptious and versatile sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie snack.
Strawberry picking season in Los Angeles can start in late March and run through to May and June, although of course, as with any fruit, weather plays an important role in when these little gems will be ready for you to collect.
So, let’s take a look at the Best U-Pick Places for Strawberry Picking in and around Los Angeles.
Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021
Underwood Family Farms – You may know about us because of our super fresh, locally grown, California produce, but did you know that we do much more than just grow fruits and vegetables?
We have two locations for you to visit, one in Somis and one in Moorpark as well as our many Farmers’ Markets throughout Ventura and LA Counties. Birthday Parties at the Farm, Pick -Your-Own Produce, Educational School Tours, Specialty Gifts & Products, Fruit & Vegetable Gift Baskets, not to mention our Springtime, Fall Harvest and Christmas on the Farm are just some of the things that make us who we are.
Check their website to see when you can go strawberry, raspberry, blackberry or blueberry picking. In the fall there is a Gigantic Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own and 5 Themed Weekends of Live Entertainment & Family Fun. At Christmas you can visit with Santa and choose your own Christmas tree.
They also have a seasonal petting zoo. They grow Sweetpeas in the Spring.
South Coast Farms U-Pick
33201 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Started in 1996 by Farmer George, South Coast Farms is a “family farm dedicated to growing and purveying farm fresh strawberries and other fine foods from our fields to your tables. Enjoy our two Orange County Locations for our fresh vegetable and fruit Farmstand in Dana Point, and for our strawberry picking U-Pick in San Juan Capistrano.
Here is where the magic happens! Our farm is located at Tree of Life Nursery at 33201 Ortega Hwy San Juan Capistrano 92675. This is where we grow all of our fresh, pesticide-free produce. At this location, you can participate in our Strawberry U-Pick. All of the produce we grow here is delivered daily to our Dana Point Farm Stand.”
5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
At Tanaka Farms you can join them “for a Strawberry Picking Tour daily! (reservations required!)
Tanaka Farms is famous for our delicious, sweet, and juicy strawberries! Take a wagon ride around the farm. Learn about the farming methods and history of our farm from your friendly tour guide. You will see how fruits and vegetables grow! Make one stop to pick a seasonal vegetable*, and then the last stop on this tour is in the strawberry patch where you can pick and eat strawberries! Everyone will take home a one-pound basket of strawberries! After the tour, visit the Barnyard Educational Exhibit where you can meet and interact with our barnyard friends.”
They also have Blackberry Picking, Melon Tours from June-September, Sunflowers, a U-Pick Pumpkin Patch in October, and a Festival of Lights & Christmas Trees in December.
Kenny’s Strawberry Farm
953 Rainbow Valley Blvd, Fallbrook, CA 92028
At Kenny’s Strawberry Farm they really encourage all the family to get out in the fresh air and pick some strawberries!
“Our farm has been growing strawberries for over 10 years. The berries love the weather at our farm in Rainbow, which tends to be more temperate and cool than the high desert climate in the nearby Temecula Valley.
We grow a variety of strawberry that is known for its vibrant red color and sweet flavor. What sets our strawberries apart is their sweetness and freshness. The berries that you get at our stands are picked at the peak of ripeness, making them more delicious than berries you get in stores. And the best way to get the freshest berries is to visit the farm and pick them!”
Carlsbad Strawberry Company
1050 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad Strawberry Company is a family run Upick farm, just waiting to welcome you and yours to enjoy the strawberry picking season together.
Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho
39611 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho “are a family run operation specializing in historic events and heirloom apple growing.We work hard to create a family friendly and wholesome atmosphere that call on early American traditions. During the fall season we offer festive activities such as U-pick apples and Pumpkins, horse drawn carriage rides, u-press cider and more.
We are open all year with our cafe and country store, and continually offer specialized public and themed events such as Called dances, themed dinner parties, weddings and more.
We proudly tend more than 150 acres of dedicated farmland and offer a variety of organically grown berries, apples, pumpkins, corn and chestnuts.
U-pick Strawberries – June through September while produce lasts.
U-pick Raspberries – Late July – September while produce lasts.
U-pick Apples – Late August-Early November while produce lasts.
U-pick Pumpkins – October – November while produce lasts.
I can’t see it stated on the webpage but a sunflower field is mentioned on Instagram.”
Also look at our huge post on Strawberry Picking Near Me.