Where To Pick Your Own Produce in the Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles is home to many amazing Farmer’s Markets, but if you’re itching to actually visit the source of where all of that fresh produce comes from, why not check out one of the many “pick your own” farm destinations in the area?

PickYourOwn.org is a wonderful source for locating the closest PYO’s in your area! Not only are there some “pick your own” produce locations close to Los Angeles, but there are also various listings for places to buy fresh eggs, milk and meat.

While the locations are technically in Los Angeles, expect to drive to the farthest reaches of the Valley, which can be a fun day trip in itself!

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And if you’re wondering exactly what is in season and ready to be picked, check out the comprehensive chart below of Southern and Central California Harvest dates.

CROP MONTH
Asparagus March -April
Strawberries Apr.10 – June 30
Blackberries June 1 – July 30
Blueberries May 15 – June 30
Boysenberries May 10 – July 5
Cherries May 5 – June 30
Apricots May 10 to August 15
Peaches May 20 – September 5
Nectarines May 20 – September 15
Olallieberries June 1 to July 31
Plums June 1 – September 5
Pears August 10 – September 10
Green Beans June 15 – September 15
Peas June 15 – September 15
Corn June 25 – September 30
Raspberries July 1 – September 15
Grapes July 10 – October 15
Apples July 15 (early apples) – September 25
Tomatoes July 15 – September 15
Okra July 15 – September 15
Almonds August 20 – December . 13
Figs September 05 – October 31
Persimmons September 20 – October 31
Walnuts September 25 – Jan. 10
Oranges All year round, depends on the variety.

 

Enjoy your experience and enjoy the fresh produce!