Visit a farm and learn about growing and harvesting. Picking fresh fruits and veggies together can be a favorite family tradition – and saves money too! Watch for North State Parent’s October issue for our annual feature on U-pick pumpkin patches and other harvest-time fun.
Johnson U-Pick Farm; Gridley. U-pick cherries, boysenberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, summer vegetables & pumpkin patch. May−Oct. Call or visit their website to find out what’s ripe for picking! www.johnsonupickfarm.com. 113 Higgins Ave., just off Hwy 99. (530) 846-5871.
Max’s Miracle Ranch; Biggs. U-Pick Organic Produce includes spring cherries, apricots, summer veggies, fall apples & pumpkins, & winter kale, oranges, & lemons. http://www.maxsmiracles.org. 3476 Smith Ave. (530) 354-7168.
Serendipity U-Pick Ranch; Anderson. Cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, plums, peaches, figs, apples, nectarines & flowers. Meet farm animals. Call to find out what is in season, times & hours. 6315 Parkridge Dr. (530) 949-5985.
Trenerry Berry Farm; Happy Valley. U-pick or pre-picked. Offers fruits & veggies as the season allows. Tasty asparagus (March−April), artichokes & rhubarb (April−June). Berries (May−June): loganberries, blueberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, tayberries. Call for hours & availability. 17720 Shawn Dr.
Tuscan Heights Lavender Gardens; Whitmore. Certified organic farm, grows 200+ lavender varieties, 150+ culinary herbs & edible flower varieties, wine grapes, & olives. U-pick lavender & herbs, lavender products gift shop, annual Lavender Festival in July. Tours by appointment. Gardens open weekends June-Aug. http://www.tuscanheights.com. 12757 Fern Rd. East. (530) 472-3066.
Harris U-Pick Berry Patch & Pumpkin Farm; Fort Jones. Offers strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, goldenberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currents & pumpkins seasonally. Grown naturally. Located in a beautiful family-friendly country setting. Call or visit them on Facebook for updates on availability. 7715 Eastside Rd. (530) 468-2328.
Hansen’s U-pick Blueberry Farm; Corning. U-pick blueberries sold by the pail (supplied); cash only. Ages 5 & up are welcome to pick. Typically open May-June; call for hours & availability. 3325 Houghton Ave, Corning. (530) 824-2331.
S & B Blueberries U-Pick; Corning. 2 acres & growing! Family-friendly u-pick farm provides buckets to use & bags to take your berries home in. Mid-May–June; call for hours & availability. 1560 County Rd. 99W (look for sign). (530) 570-4717.
Sale Family Orchards; Red Bluff. U-pick peaches. Mid-July–mid-August, call for hours & availability. Sale Lane & Gilmore Ranch Roads. (530) 527-3504.
Whiteley Ranch; Corning. Offer u-pick Satsuma Mandarins, produces many tons annually on 8 acres. Nov-Jan, call for hours, availability & location/directions. (530) 824-1222.
Wolf Orchard; Corning. Aug-late September. U-pick peaches, plums, nectarines & Asian pears. Call for hours & availability. 5929 Highway 99 W. (530) 824-4075.