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Best California Farms to Pick Your Own Strawberries This Season

May and June are the perfect time to get fresh strawberries at your local farmer’s market. It’s also great fun to pick you own! You’ll find farms throughout the state open to the public for “U-pick.” Check out a few of our favorites and make a day out of it!

Tanaka Farms, Irvine

Tanaka Farms is famous for their delicious, sweet, and juicy strawberries. The Strawberry Picking Tour allows guests to pick (and eat) their own strawberries out in the fields right where they grow. Visitors can take a wagon ride around the farm and learn about the farming methods and history of the farm from a friendly tour guide. Then make one stop in the fields to pick a vegetable, and the last stop on this tour is in the strawberry patch where you can pick and eat strawberries. Everyone may take home a one-pound basket of strawberries. $20 per person.

Carlsbad Strawberry Company, Carlsbad

These strawberry fields on 25 acres of farmland have been cultivated by a family for four generations. Come with a bucket or without and take home up to two pints of delicious strawberries. $17 per person with bucket, $10 without bucket.

Swanton Berry Farms, Davenport

No reservations needed to pick beautiful berries at this certified organic strawberry farm in San Mateo County. They will provide boxes so you can get choosing. $8 per pound.

Underwood Family Farms, Somis

Grab a wagon and start picking fresh strawberries from this beloved local farm. Underwood also offers a Farm Market and Animal Center, home to sheep, alpacas, chickens, and numerous pygmy goats. Bring a picnic! $2.69 a pound for strawberries.

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