Southern California April 23, 2018
You’ll Have Loads Of Fun At These 7 Pick-Your-Own Fruit Farms In Southern California
Now that spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner (how did that happen so fast?!) it’s time to completely embrace the joys of the spring season before they are over. One of the best ways to experience spring is a spending a morning or afternoon out on a local farm for a fun-filled day of picking your own fruit. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite farms that we think you’ll enjoy. Tell us in the comments where you like to go to stock up on all of your favorite fruits and berries.
1. South Coast Farms -- San Juan Capistrano
South Coast Farms is a Certified Organic farm, so you know you will always get the highest quality fruit and produce without any harmful chemicals. Throughout the season, this farm offers select U-pick days when you can have some fun at the farm and pick your own strawberries. You can find South Coast Farms at 32701 Alipaz Street in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
2. Kenny's Strawberry Farm -- Fallbrook
You can pick fresh locally grown strawberries at this charming farm in San Diego County. Kenny's Strawberry Farm offers U-pick hours on Wednesday through Sunday from 10-6pm. Strawberry season runs from March to July, so make sure to head there at the height of the season to get the best selection of fruit. Kenny's Strawberry Farm is located at 953 Rainbow Valley Boulevard in Fallbrook, CA.
3. Carlsbad Strawberry Company -- Carlsbad
For over 50 years, Carlsbad Strawberry Company has been growing and selling some of the finest and juiciest strawberries in Southern California. U-pick hours are 9-5 during strawberry season. The afternoons can get quite hot, so if you can visit during the early morning hours or late afternoon you can avoid the peak of the afternoon heat. You can find Carlsbad Strawberry Company at 1050 Cannon Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
4. Tanaka Farms -- Irvine
It's strawberry season at Tanaka Farms and that means it's time to show up for a little fun on the farm when you pick your own strawberries. From weekend strawberry tours every Saturday and Sunday through the month of July to a festive strawberry festival happening April 28 and 29, there's plenty of fun for the whole family on this delightful U-pick farm in Southern California. You can find Tanaka Farms at 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612.
5. Windy Ridge Cherry Ranch -- Leona Valley
With cherry season a bit later than strawberry season, you may have to wait a few weeks to pick some cherries at this local farm, but we can assure you that the wait will be worth it. You'll find a delightful local farm with fun activities for the whole family, including U-pick cherries, in picturesque Leona Valley. Later in the year this farm also grows and sells pears, apples, peaches and plums which are in season from July through October. Windy Ridge Ranch can be found at 9811 Leona Ave, Leona Valley, CA 93551.
6. Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farm -- Leona Valley
Not only does Villa Del Sol Cherry Farms offer some of the best cherries on earth, but they are also the largest cherry orchard in Southern California so they have tons of this divine fruit. Although each year varies depending on the weather, Leona Valley cherry season typically runs from May through July so you'll have a few weeks to wait before the cherry season begins. Villa Del Sol Cherry Farms can be found at 6989 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, CA.
7. Underwood Family Farm -- Moorpark
Located in Ventura County, Underwood Farms is a fun-filled farm where you can pick your own seasonal fruits and vegetables throughout the year. In addition to stocking up on freshly grown fruit, you can also plan your trip around many of the fun events they have scheduled on the farm throughout the year. You can find Underwood Farms at 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, California.
Where is your favorite farm in Southern California to pick your own produce?
Speaking of farms, have you checked out
Tom’s Farms in Southern California yet? If not, you better add this to your list of spring and summer adventures as it’s an incredibly fun day trip.