Best Places for Strawberry Picking San Diego – 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 San Diego 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 San Diego.
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.
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!”
Be Wise Ranch – Strawberry Picking San Diego
20505 San Pasqual Rd, Escondido, CA 92025
Be Wise Ranch is a “certified organic farm that has been growing organic produce since 1977 in the Santa Fe Valley, just eight miles east of San Diego. Be Wise Ranch organic vegetables and fruits are known nationally for their delicious flavor and fresh, sun-ripened quality.
We offer a wide selection of CCOF certified organic fruit and vegetables for wholesale distribution throughout the country, including vine-ripe heirloom tomatoes, strawberries, squash, and greens. Situated in a coastal zone about eight miles from the ocean, Be Wise Ranch’s unique microclimate allows us to grow year-round, and to specialize in early and late season vegetables.”
Stehly Farms Organics
12630 Santa Catalina Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082
At Stehly Farms Organics, we strive to bring you the freshest most delicious produce we can grow. From Blackberries to Avocados, and from Onions to Oranges, we grow a large variety of items through each and every season.
Navel Oranges, Valencia Oranges, Blood Oranges, Cara Cara Navel Oranges, Gold Nugget Tangerines, Satsuma Tangerines, Bearss Limes, Sweet Limes, Eureka Lemons, Meyer Lemons, Ruby Grapefruit, and Cocktail Grapefruit round out our citrus portfolio.
Consistently delivered the day after harvest, our spring and summer months fill our trucks and your bellies with the freshest Blueberries, Strawberries and Blackberries! And we can’t forget about our Dragonfruit which comes in in the late summer and stretches through fall!”
Stehly Farms run upick strawberries and blackberries. In the fall they have a pumpkin patch and petting zoo. They also sell their own organic honey.
Julian Farm and Orchard
4381 Julian Hwy, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
Julian Farm and Orchard is “located just an hour east of San Diego in the Wynola neighborhood of Julian.
Our 25-acre sustainable farm includes sprawling apple orchards and lush agriculture making us a truly unique destination for all visitors. The petting zoo area offers an up-close encounter with the friendly animals who call the farm their home. Our welcoming staff loves to see each guest who visits and ensures a safe and memorable experience for all.
Other experiences during the year include tractor-pulled hayrides, axe throwing, picnic areas, hammocks, a gift shop and various food and beverage options.
Our schedule includes U-Pick Daffodils during March and April; U-Pick Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Sunflowers during June, July and August; with U-Pick apples and our famous Pumpkin Patch during September and October of each year.”
Hana Field by Tanaka Farms
427 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
WELCOME TO THE FLOWER FIELDS AT HANA FIELD IN COSTA MESA BY TANAKA FARMS – “Hana means flower in Japanese, and Hana Field by Tanaka Farms, in Costa Mesa, is acres and acres of beautiful seasonal flowers, like Sunflowers (throughout the year), Marigolds (fall), and more!
Strawberry Tours (February-June) • Watermelon Tours (July-August) • U-Pick Tours (All Year Long) •
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch (October) • Hikari – Festival of Lights & Christmas Trees (December)”
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