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I was all excited for this coming weekend because I was planning to go up to Palmdale to pick my own cherries. There was going to be cherry pie, cherry jam, cherry ice cream, dried cherries... I was going to spend a day in my kitchen cooking cherries in every imaginable way. Then I saw the orchards' websites and they are all out of cherries, on account of a small, early season with a bit of freezing. That was a downer. Some my question is... where else can I pick my own fruit? It doesn't need to be cherries. I'll pick anything. I just like picking and then cooking with the bounty. I'm in venice, but I was willing to drive to Palmdale, so that gives you some indication of how far I'd be willing to drive.

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  1. I think you'll have to wait until August and September, and raspberries and apples will be available up in Oak Glen.

    1. Went to underwood farms in moorpark this last weekend and picked some amazing strawberry's and blueberries. they also have a nice variety of vegetables that you can pick as well.

      1. if you're interested in something a little more adventurous, the fallen fruit project (http://www.fallenfruit.org/) maps urban fruit available for picking in los angeles. maybe you won't have to drive so far after all!

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        1. re: mandela

          I've done this... it's great. It would have been better if I had one of those extendo fruit picker things (the little basket and hook on the end of along pole). does anybody know where I can get something like that?

          1. re: glutton

            home depot, lowe's, etc.

            1. re: glutton

              Just bought one at Lowe's for my cousin's new house with a lemon tree. $19.99 Look on the aisle with shovels, etc. It's orange.