We have an abundance of u-pick farms in the Stockton area and berry season (May - September) is a great time of year to visit them. Here are a few of our favorites!
They say the best produce comes when you pick it yourself and our taste buds would have to agree! Embrace the warm California weather while you and your family enjoy an afternoon at a local farm. Plus, the kids might be more open to eating their fruits and vegetables they picked themselves, and in San Joaquin County, there is no shortage of u-pick farms to choose from! Be sure to wear a hat and put on some sunscreen, comfortable closed-toe shoes, and pants. Here are a few of the best u-pick farms in the area:
Important Tips: Be sure to call ahead for hours, directions, payment options (some only accept cash) and produce availability.
*Some farms may also have new procedures in place to keep customers safe and healthy, please ask ahead and be respectful of their new requirements.
Explore this u-pick farm May through July, 8am-6pm daily. Here you will find u-pick blueberries and cherries available only from May-June. The farm also offers apricots, blackberries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, and walnuts! You can find the stand at 7490 E. Highway 26, and their u-pick ranch is located at 8766 N. Helen Lane, both located in Stockton, California. Be sure to call OG Packing at (209) 931-4392 to speak to someone from Alpine Blue Farms for product availability.
This family-owned organic u-pick farm is open 10am to 7pm in spring and summer, and 10am to 5pm in fall and winter. Offering sustainable and organic produce, farm fresh eggs, local raw honey, and so much more! Currently, the farm offers u-pick grapes in the summer, u-pick pomegranates in the fall, and an all new u-pick garden. Find this hidden gem tucked away at 21459 S. Reeve Road in Tracy, California. Call ahead for produce availability at (209) 835-9850, or visit their website at aryafarmproduce.com.
This large, indoor farmers market also offers u-pick opportunities June through September. Enjoy sweet nectarines, plums, peaches, and pluots fresh from the trees. The close proximity of the farm to Interstate 5 makes this piece of land an easy stop along your Northern California journey. You'll see the large, permanent structure at 10910 Manthey Road in Lathrop, California. Call ahead for produce availability at (209) 345-2155.
Burge Road Farm is a micro farm open mid-May (appointment only) through mid-June, 8am-5pm daily. Call ahead for product availability at (209) 817-1650. Sweet and juicy cherries are grown to perfection organically and sustainably at this ranch. They also offer Chandler Walnuts, which are known around the world and are highly prized for their extra light and high-quality kernels. Find the farm at 3000 Burge Road, in Stockton, California. Cash only!
This farm is open mid-May to late October, daily 9am to sunset. U-pick produce availability at the farm include cherries, apricots, peaches, pluots, plums, and grapes - all available during the warmer months. This u-pick farm is located at 18600 N Ripon Road, Ripon, California. Call ahead for produce availability at (209) 599-3991.
Nestled in the heart of the Central Valley, this beautiful 20-acre farm has opened for their 2021 season. Hours are generally 8am-4pm (Tuesday-Saturday) and they feature organically-grown almonds, blueberries, cherries, and strawberries. You can pick your own blueberries or purchase ready-picked berries by staff at Jessop Farms. Find this ranch in Ripon, California at 21386 S. Murphy Road, and be sure to call ahead for product availability at (209) 824-0341 or visit their website at jessopfarms.com.
LoCA Farm Blueberries (formerly K&S Blueberries) is a locally-owned and operated farm, open mid-May through June, 8am-1pm daily. The farm provides buckets and bags so you can pick your choice of three varieties of large and juicy blueberries from early to late season. This u-pick ranch is found at 5288 W. Kile Road in Lodi, California, and don’t forget to call ahead for berry availability at (209) 642-4646.
Pick your own sweet cherries at Lodi Blooms. The u-pick season at the farm begins in May and is open for approximately 3 to 4 weeks thereafter. Farm entry and parking are free. They accept cash and credit card payment options. Find the ranch at 11560 N Lower Sacramento Road in Lodi, California and visit lodiblooms.com for harvest availability.
What could make picking your own blueberries any better? How about adding some craft spirits to the mix? Victoria Island Farms & Sabbatical Labs Farm Distillery combines them both into one fun outing. The farms offers blueberries that are big, bold and flavorful while the distillery will let you come and sample their different whiskeys. If you're not interested in u-pick, you can grab some pre-picked berries from the distillery tasting room as well.
Keep in mind this is just a partial list of farms offering u-pick. If you know of one in San Joaquin County that’s not on the list, add details by emailing email@example.com.
Need help getting there? You can message us 7 days a week for assistance on shopping, dining, and things to do in Stockton. Request a San Joaquin County Map and Farm Guide to be sent to you or view the Farm Guide online now!
Another Great Blog from Our Expert TeamSend An Email