When the weather starts really warming up in the spring, it’s time to completely embrace the joys of fruit picking in Southern California. 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.

Please note, Windy Ridge Cherry Ranch and Villa del Sol Sweet Cherry Farm are temporarily closed.

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.

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