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May 20, 2010 08:08 PM

U-pick organic farms within SF Bay Area or reasonable driving distance?

Sorry if this was asked before.

I've found that Swanton Berry Farms in Davenport does a U-pick for strawberries, ollalies, blackberries (all organic).

Are there any others?

Any organic farms that do cherries and peaches in edition? doesn't mention if they are organic or not.

Any leads muchos appreciated!

Swanton Berry Farm
25 Swanton Rd, Davenport, CA 95017

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  1. There was an article in the Wed's SJ Mercury News Food & Wine section on cherries.

    Brentwood Cherries:
    Brentwood's U-Pick cherry season is scheduled to open May 22 @ Freitas Ranch (925-634-5461) & May 28 at Bacchini's Fruit Tree (925-634-3645) DC's Extraordinary Cherries (925-516-4495), & other area farms, but Call before you go.
    For more Brentwood U-Pick farm details, visit

    Bacchini's Fruit Tree
    2010 Walnut, Bl Brentwood, CA

    3 Replies
    1. re: hhc

      Saw the websites, but nothing mentioned of being organic or pesticide free. Any idea?

      1. re: K K

        Does anyone have a sense of timing of cherry picking - i.e., how long the season will last? I would really like to go, but likely won't have time until after June 25 or so. I heard there are also good peaches in the Brentwood area, but it seems like June will definitely be too late for peaches.

        1. re: Pandora

          June should be fine for peaches (this year is might even be early for peaches), but too late for cherries. There's a chart showing generally what's available when on the site under "calendar."

    2. Here's the berry picking schedule for Webb Ranch in Portola Valley. Certified organic.

      Webb Ranch
      2720 Alpine Rd, Menlo Park, CA

      1. Not sure if they are organic, but Senk Farms said they'd be doing pick your own strawberries around Memorial Day.

        Senk Farms
        1369 Keiser Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

        1. Was doing a search for the same and came across this info on one of the u-pick websites. Just called and got an answering machine that stated they are organic and u-pick! $2.50 /lb.

          Brentwood Organic Cherries
          Concord Avenue & Orchard Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513
          Phone: 925-516-1365

          8 Replies
          1. re: alag

            woohoo! I'm there! Thank you for the info alag!

            1. re: indigirl

              You're welcome! I'm going tomorrow too! I also found Farmer's Daughter, which will have u-pick peaches later on this summer. They have other items too, but are closed this weekend for the holiday.

            2. re: alag

              oh darn, i just called and they are sold out for the year and won't be open for the rest of the season. :(. the search continues.

              1. re: jenarch

                arg! foiled again! I got that same message...

                1. re: indigirl

                  I had a great time picking cherries in Brentwood about 3 or 4 years ago. The cherries were bursting with goodness and the color of syrah. I went again last year and came back with zero cherries. The bings I found at 2 different farms were all unripe and the color of maraschino cherries. Everyone else was gleefully picking pounds of cherries this color, but I was sad to see such good fruit picked before their time.

                  1. re: felice

                    Some friends went this last wkend & brought back delicious Bings; a little tart still, but more than good enough for me. They weren't organic though.

              2. re: alag

                There's a place in Palo Alto with very limited hours. If only I could remember the name...

                1. re: Tumkers

                  I passed it today on the way home from Stanford. Webb Ranch! It is not far from the linear accelerator. They are only open Fri, Sat, Sun and they charge three bucks per person entrance fee. (Booo!) CCOF and herbicide-free, pesticide-free organic. It maybe be hit or miss if they are truly open (close during hot spells) or if they have lots of berries. see map at:

              3. I don't find Webb Ranch worth the effort. For the past few years, what is available are mostly berries and maybe some corn. The berries vines are picked over before the general public can get to them and what's left are small/under ripe and not really worth the effort. It is good for families on an outing as the farm is very children friend. I would drive further down to Swanton for berries; the strawberries are pretty good right now.

                Webb Ranch
                2720 Alpine Rd, Menlo Park, CA