Friday, June 12, 2015
There are plenty of U-Pick Farms within an hours drive of Santa Clara County. Information about all local U-Pick farms can be found on one website, pickyourown.org. Most are located over the mountains in the Watsonville area. Fruit availability is very seasonal I hear, though I have never tried to go any time but early June, when berries, berries, berries--are the order of the day! Even so, every year the seasons are different, and "specific berry availability" can be limited to a very narrow window of days to weeks. As a matter of fact, I saw one farm advertise that boysenberry picking was going to be unavailable this year! Hours and open days vary, so it is important to check the farms websites to get the details. And remember, these are farmers, not techies, so farm websites can tend to be a little simple, short on details, and even out of date.