U-Pick in the Bay Area

It doesn't get fresher than picking sun kissed fruit right off the vine or tree for that perfect sweet treat childhood memories are made of. Fortunately, the Bay Area is ripe with places where families can pick their own fruit.

BERRIES

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.

CHERRIES & STONE FRUIT

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. But Cherry Season typically opens in early May and extends through mid-June. 

APPLES

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.

CHESTNUTS

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.

* Always contact these u-pick farms to find out when their bounty will be ready before venturing out.