There’s nothing like a delicious berry fresh from the field. Well, on second thought, eating a delicious strawberry while standing in the field where they grow on a farm right in our own backyard might be better. Sounds pretty perfect, right?
Well, you can do that! There are farms on the San Mateo Coast where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables. They’re called “u-pick” farms and, for a nominal fee, you can harvest your own produce. It’s a blast and an activity the whole family can enjoy.
Berry season changes from year to year based on the weather, so please make sure to check each farm’s website or call in case of closures due to holidays and weather (or this year a global pandemic). It’s time to get pickin’! Here are three u-pick berry farms for you and your family to visit this summer:
Webb Ranch, located in Portola Valley just off the 280, is a family-owned and operated farm in the heart of Silicon Valley. They offer locally grown organic produce, horse boarding and riding lessons as well as a u-pick pumpkin patch in the fall, a “Santa’s Village” with Christmas trees in the winter, and u-pick berries in the summer. Starting in June, they’ll offer certified organic blackberries, olalliberries, boysenberries and marionberries running into July or August.
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (no appointment needed) Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (appointment required)
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April 28, 2021Posted on
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