Vivian took a recent family outing to pick at Swanton Berry Farm — open yearround — and offered to share the highlights with us.
The kids had fun picking fresh organic strawberries. The strawberries were some of the sweetest and juiciest I've ever had. The view from the farm is magnificent, with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop. After paying for a container, the strawberries we picked on the honor system. Once we had our baskets brimming with berries to take home (and only a few in our mouths), we enjoyed fresh baked berry pie at the cafe.
The decor of the cafe was colorful, relaxing, and inviting. It sure is a cute place to rest after the “hard” work! There were blocks for small children; games for big kids; and coffee for the adults.
The Swanton Farm jam tasting station was another add-on to the fun day. It has so many berry jams you can taste including tayberry, loganberry, olallieberry, strawberry, and blackberry along with some combinations!
Organic Strawberry U-pick:
Strawberries are $2.50/lb. No reservations required. We provide boxes and baskets but feel free to bring your own containers.
Stop by for some fresh berry shortcakes, strawberry lemonade, strawberry apple cider & more! Enjoy these treats in our sheltered stand over a boardgame or a good read.
Address: 25 Swanton Rd, Davenport, CA 95017
Hours: Open yearround.
Hours are 8am to 8pm Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day
8am to 6pm in the Fall and Spring
8am to 5pm in the Winter.
(but as always, please double-check before you bring a van full of kids to a new location!)
Vivian has lived in Pleasanton for over 8 years and loves to explore the kids museums and special events in the Bay Area. A few of her favorites include Oakland Zoo, Berkeley Kite Festival, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Hayward Shoreline.
[All photos by Vivian Shum, all rights reserved]