Meet your farmers on Weekend Along the Farm Trails on October 13 & 14, when Sonoma County farmers open their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Most of the stops are FREE. All you need is transportation, a map of your route, a cooler to keep your purchases fresh, and a sense of adventure! Register FREE today.
Apple-picking season is finally here. Peak months for picking apples are September and October so plan a trip to one of these awesome orchards where you can enjoy the seasonal bounty and pick your own apples.
Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch is a local, family-run business in Sebastopol. We raise apples and pears and make Apple-A-Day apple juice. Our ranch grows Gravenstein, Golden Delicious, and Rome apples. U-pick is offered September & October.
Enjoy a day of family apple picking at the Chileno Valley Ranch orchard in Petaluma with organically grown varieties such as Orin, Pinova, Candy Crisp, and Jonagold. Open for u-pick on Sundays only, from 9am - 2pm, during August, September and sometimes October.
Gabriel Farm is an organic family farm located in Sebastopol specializes in Apples, Persimmons, Raspberries, Blackberries, Flowers & Pineapple Guavas.
Bring buckets, boxes, or other containers to harvest at Live Earth Farm in Watsonville, or purchase containers from us for a small fee.
Swanton Pacific Ranch is located in Davenport is a 3,200 acre living and learning ranch. The ranch hosts a variety of functions which include "U-pick" certified organic apples.
Spend a day with your family at Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville and pick your favorite fruit of the season right off the tree or vine; then, picnic among the apple trees and the hills.
Come to Clearview Orchards in Watsonville for Fuji, Gala, Honey Crisp, Mutsu CCOF Certified Organic Apples. Also local honey, certified organic pumpkins & squash, fresh pressed organic apple juice, dried lavender and our famous fresh baked apple turnovers
Berry picking runs for strawberries (April through June), raspberries (July through September), blackberries (July through August) and blueberries, ollallieberries & raspberries (July through September) and are all so delicious.
Webb Ranch in Portola Valley has blackberries and raspberries. Please remember, the field has a limited amount of ripe berries on any given day. The earlier you show up, the better the selection.
Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville has apple orchards and berry fields, you can enjoy learning about your food and the fruits of your labor (literally!). Come out and harvest some delicious fruit for your next pie or cobbler.
Pick organic strawberry at Coastways Ranch U-Pick in Pescadero. Currently OPEN for U-Pick MONDAY -FRIDAY!
Nut drop usually occurs from October thru mid-November. Wear thick gloves, as the burs can be sharp enough to penetrate even the sturdiest gloves.
Nectarines, cherries, mangoes, apricots, peaches and plums all fall under the name “stone fruits.” That's because they contain large hard seeds. Harvesting usually starts in early September - October.
Mike's U-Pick orchards in Brentwood are open for only 4-6 weeks a year, starting in May of each year.
Annie's Happy Farm in Brentwood U-pick apricots, blackberries, cherries, nectarines & peaches, apples, apriums, pears, figs, artichokes, all farm fresh vegetable, dried fruit, nuts, local honey, jam, fresh cage free eggs & frozen fruit pies. Home of the goldensweet apricots.
Bacchini’s Fruit Tree in Brentwood offer sweet Cherries. Also, Montmorency (sour) cherries, Apricots, Apriums, Blackberries (Olallie), White Peaches & Nectarines, Pluots, Walnuts, Loquats and Honey.
Bloomfield Cherries U-Pick cherries in Brentwood is open mid-May thru June 9 a.m. to 5p.m., Wed. thru Sunday. Coral, Brooks, Chelans, Sweethearts, Lapins, Royal Tioga.
Papini Family Farms U pick and picked cherries in Brentwood. Sweetherts, corals, bing, and lapins. Open mid May thru June.
Rancho Zaragoza is a family friendly U-Pick Farm in Brentwood. White & Yellow Peaches, Apricots, Pluots, White & Yellow Nectarines, Figs, Asian Pears, Plums, Onions & Honey.
There's more to pumpkins than Halloween decor. Pumpkins are nutritious and versatile. Whether you plan to carve or eat, your family will have a great time picking the perfect pumpkin.
Tour of the farm, a pumpkin, hay maze, digging for potatoes (keeping up to five), cow milking, access to the corn pit, a hay ride, cheese tasting, and a scoop of homemade ice cream and more.
Hay Maze, Farm Animals, Live Music, Jump Houses, Hay Rides, Face Painting, Pony Rides, BBQ, Organic Ice Cream and Acres of Beautiful Pumpkins to choose from.
The Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze has over 5 acres of home grown pumpkins.
Corn Maze, Large Slide, Obstacle Course, Gem Panning, Blue Kids Train, Hay Ride
Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm offers a fun, family atmosphere in a relaxing country setting where everyone is welcome, including your canine pals!
Lots will open mid to late September and we will post opening dates as soon as we have them available.
Our award-winning pumpkin patch offers 10 acres of pumpkins with 45 different varieties to choose from, a huge 8 acre corn maze (with both a short and long route) and a variety of activities, fun for the entire family!
G & M Farms Pumpkin Patch in Livermore is the farm that is so fun it has been featured twice on the David Letterman Show! Bring the whole family there’s harvest fun for all ages at G&M Farms, and it’s easy to find, right off I-580 at Isabel Avenue in Livermore.
We are family owned and operated by 3rd and 4th generation Oakland natives. All of our pumpkins are sourced locally from small to medium sized farmers. We offer a wide variety pumpkins, squashes and gourds. We have attractions ranging from 4 story ship slide, petting zoo, jumpy houses, kid play areas, mazes for your families enjoyment.
You can lose yourself in our 6 acre corn field and pumpkin river. Try to challenge yourself intellectually and physically in our 2 acre world famous Minotaur's Labyrinth Hay Maze.
Take home pumpkins for carving, decorating, and for baking into pies. The selection includes: mini pumpkins, Sugar Pie pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, as well as blue, white, and striped pumpkins.
* Always contact these u-pick farms to find out when their bounty will be ready before venturing out.