Are you looking for a fun, local, family-friendly activity to enjoy outdoors this summer? Several farms on the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula are open for visitors to come and collect their own berries, often referred to as “u-pick.” Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) recently shared a list of local farms that are open for berry-picking. You can read about the features of each in the list below.
R&R Fresh Farms grows four acres of u-pick olallieberries, blackberries, and raspberries and offers an assortment of products in their farmstand. The farm is owned and operated by Jose Ramirez, one of the only first-generation Mexican-American farm business owners on the coast. Olallieberry season started on June 15, with blackberries and strawberries running into September.
Hours: 7 days a week during berry season, 10 AM – 6 PM
Blue House Farm has a u-pick strawberry patch in the summer and a variety of produce available in their farmstand (all of which is grown on the farm). They have u-pick organic strawberries available through September and organic pumpkins in October.
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 5 PM
Webb Ranch, located just off Route 280, is a family-owned and operated farm in the heart of Silicon Valley. Webb Ranch offers locally grown organic produce and u-pick berries during summer months. Certified organic blackberries, olallieberries, boysenberries, and marionberries are available into July or August.
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8 – 11 AM (subject to change depending on availability)