Last year, one of the most popular search terms that brought people to 510Families.com was “berry picking”, so I thought you all would be pretty interested that it’s that time of year! Local cherry picking opportunities abound! 🍒🍒🍒
I have the down-low, thanks to the volunteer-maintained Facebook page, Brentwood Cherries, and I’m linking to as many of these Facebook pages as possible, because I believe they will offer the most real-time information.
Cherry Picking in the Brentwood area
The graphic below was provided by Facebook page Brentwood Cherries, who generously keep us up to date with information about which farms are open.
A farm owner in Brentwood, CA is spreading the word that they’d love to see families with kids (and pets) at the farm. From the owners of Salvador Family Farm:
For the kiddos:
The farm consists of the following: 40 chickens and 10 baby chicks, 2 alpacas, 1 miniature burro, 3 horses, 2 babydoll sheep, 1 baby ram and several dogs and cats. All animals will be out for viewing.
The farm is located at 815 Hoffman Lane in Brentwood (off Highway 4 Bypass) and we are “Farm #4” on the Harvest Time maps that are found via http://www.harvest4you.com/. This website also shows all the other farms that are open for U-Pick that weekend.
Note: The site is very challenging to navigate. I see they have released an app this year. Perhaps the app is more user-friendly.
Gilroy: There are also cherry-picking farms in Gilroy, but details are not yet available. We will update when they’ve opened.
Marin and north: Many pick-your-own fruit opportunities abound in Sonoma County and beyond, but no cherry farms.