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U-Pick Strawberries & Other Berries in the Bay Area

Strawberry & Other Berry Picking in the Bay Area

The Bay Area has the perfect climate for berries from strawberries, cherries, blueberries to blackberries, boysenberries, and olallieberries. You can head out to Brentwood, down to the Half Moon Bay area or Watsonville, or up to the North Bay to find perfect berries for U-pick and farm stand sales.

The warmer days of Spring and early Summer (from April to July) bring the prospect of picking your own juicy, sweet strawberries and other yummy berries.

Parent tip: Blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are particularly easy for little ones to pick because of the size and height of the bushes. Strawberries are all the way on the ground and cherries are pretty high up in a tree.

See also: our guide to Bay Area cherry-picking, which starts around Memorial Day!

Read about our blueberry-picking adventure!

strawberries in the field
Sun-ripened and still warm | Photo: Jordan Latham

Berry Best Family Farm

Location: 7450 Balfour Rd Brentwood CA United States
Berries: Strawberries for U-Pick (they also have olallieberries, boysenberries, blueberries, corn and more pre-picked for purchase).
Open Times: Now open for 2022 season with increasing hours for U-Pick as the season progresses. Visit their Facebook to confirm hours.
Season: Begins in May and goes through the summer months.
Cost: $3.50 per pound with a 2-pound minimum. CASH ONLY. Bring your own bucket or pay $.50 per box. $1 entry fee per person.

Boring Farm (Sebastopol) Open June 11 for 2022

Location: 4200 Canfield Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472 (right next to Duckworth Family Farm!)
Berries: Raspberries
Open Times: Saturdays 9 am – 12 pm, possible Sundays if there are any berries left. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Check their Instagram on Tuesdays or Wednesdays starting in mid-June to reserve your space.
Season: Open for the 2022 season starting mid-June, through August, or when the berries are gone.
Extras: Raspberry popsicles, lemonade, shady tables for lunch.

child's hand picking raspberry
Raspberry picking at Boring Farm in Sebastopol is ideal for little kids since the bushes are just their size | Photo: Julie Herson

Chan’s Fruit Stand (Brentwood) {permanently closed}

Sadly we heard Chan’s Fruit stand is permanently closed as of June 2022, though there may be new owners. We’ll keep you updated!

Duckworth Family Farm (Sebastopol) Open June 18 for 2022

Location: 2950 Canfield Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Berries: Blueberries (Blueberry picking is super fun for little kids because they’re low to the ground and perfect for little hands!)
Open Times: Saturdays 8 am – 1 pm, or until blueberries are gone. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Check their Website on Thursdays starting in mid-June to reserve your space.
Season: Open for the 2022 season starting mid-June, through August, or when the berries are gone.
Extras: Blueberry ice cream, tractors, sheep and more!

Blue House Farm (Near Half Moon Bay) not yet open for 2022

Location: 950 La Honda Road, San Gregorio
Berries: Strawberries
Open Times: Saturday and Sundays from 12-5 or until they sell out.
Season: Weekends April – October
Cost: $6 per pound. Cash or card accepted.

Read about our visit to Blue House Farm here >>

Gizdich Ranch (Watsonville) Open in June for 2022 season

Location: 55 Peckham Road, Watsonville
Berries: Strawberries, Olallieberries, Boysenberries, Blackberries
Open Times: Open every day 9 am – 5 pm; check the website for U-Pick dates specifically.
Season: Strawberries begin in June (then next comes olallieberries, boysenberries, blackberries, and apples)
Extras: Gizdich Ranch also has delicious pies, ice cream, jams, and juice. Make it a weekend with Family Camping nearby!

Blackberry picking is at the perfect height for little kids | Photo: Julie Herson

George’s Berry Farm (Brentwood) is not open for 2022

Location: Old Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood (Near the corner of Vasco Road and “New” Marsh Creek Road)
Berries: Depending on the season, you’ll find strawberries, cherries, or blueberries. Expect strawberries to begin at the very end of April and the rest will follow.
Open Times: Saturdays/Sundays 9 am – 2 pm, Wednesday – Friday from 3-7 pm or until they sell out. We repeat: check Instagram for updates before going! Times will change based on supply.
Cost: $3 per pound. Cash or card accepted.

Read about our visit to George’s Berry Farm here >>

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