U-Pick Strawberries & Other Berries in the Bay Area - 510 Families
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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 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 juicy sweet strawberries and other yummy berries.

Parent tip: Blueberries and blackberries 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!

See our Blueberry picking adventure!

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Sun-ripened and still warm | Photo: Jordan Latham

George’s Berry Farm (Brentwood)

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.
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 >>

Chan’s Fruit Stand (Brentwood)

Location: 2600 B Walnut Boulevard, Brentwood; the second location is 7990 Balfour Road, Brentwood
Berries: Strawberries and blueberries.
Open Times: U-Pick is open Fridays & Saturdays at 9 AM!
Season: Begins in May
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Instagram>>
Cost: $2.75 per pound with a 2-pound minimum. CASH ONLY. Bring your own bucket.

Duckworth Family Farm (Sebastopol)

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: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 7 am – 2 pm, or until blueberries are gone. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Check their Facebook page on Wednesdays starting in mid-June to reserve your space.
Season: Open for the 2021 season starting mid-June, through August, or when the berries are gone.
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Extras: Blueberry ice cream and sheep!

Blue House Farm (Near Half Moon Bay)

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
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Instagram>>
Cost: $6 per pound. Cash or card accepted.

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Read about our visit to Blue House Farm here >>

Gizdich Ranch (Watsonville)

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 May (then next comes olallieberries, boysenberries, blackberries, and apples)
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Extras: Gizdich Ranch also has delicious pies, ice cream, jams, and juice. Make it a weekend with Family Camping nearby!

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

 

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