Strawberries are now ripe for the picking! Head out to these farms for strawberry picking near Los Angeles. Some U-pick strawberry farms near LA are located in Ventura County, Orange County, and San Diego County.
Due to the popularity of these U-pick strawberry farms near Los Angeles, make sure to check their website or social media channels for any new changes or updates as strawberries may have already been picked out for the day or week before driving out to go strawberry picking.
Also, all of these Southern California strawberry farms are open for the 2021 strawberry picking season but many have social distancing requirements and/or require reservations. There may also be some wait time upon arrival this year to keep the fields from overcrowding.
Before driving out to any strawberry picking farms near Los Angeles, don’t forget to use shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty, slather on some sunscreen, bring a hat (preferably a wide-brimmed hat), and a water bottle.
Strawberry Picking Farms in Ventura County
For those who live in the northern parts of LA, the U-pick strawberry farms in Ventura would be the closest to do strawberry picking near Los Angeles.
Underwood Family Farms in Somis and Moorpark
There are 2 Underwood Family Farms in Ventura County to enjoy strawberry picking. There are more activities you can do at the Moorpark location.
Underwood Family Farms Somis
Underwood Family Farms in Somis is located in 5696 Los Angeles Ave, Somis, CA 93066.
Strawberry picking at Underwood Family Farms in Somis is now available until early July. The pick your own fields are open daily from 9 AM – 6 PM. Admission is $3 per person while pick your own strawberries is $2.59 per pound. Children UNDER 2, and parking FREE. Seniors (65+), Military, Veterans, & Emergency First Responders receive a $2 admission discount every day (with valid ID).
Use of pull wagons is included with admission on a first-come, first-serve basis but you can also bring your own wagon. Masks must be worn upon entry/exit to the fields & in their Farm Market where you can purchase fresh produce. The animal center is also open but no feeding of the animals and play structures are closed.
Underwood Family Farms Moorpark
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark is located in 3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021
Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark is the farm to visit if you are looking for more than strawberry-picking fun. Pick your own strawberries are now available daily along with a wide variety of items for harvesting. Admission to the Farm Center includes access to the pick your own fields, tractor-drawn wagon rides, & entry to the animal center. Horse-drawn wagon rides and the Bee & Cow trains are available and are in addition. Visit their website for more details for hours, directions, a list of items in season to pick, and activities taking place including animal petting and duck feeding.
Admission to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark is $6 on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays. Children UNDER 2, and parking FREE. Seniors (65+), Military, Veterans, & Emergency First Responders receive a $2 admission discount every day (with valid ID). Wagon rides are included with admission while pull wagons are available on a first come, first serve basis.
While you’re in Moorpark for strawberry picking, you may want to enjoy some baby back ribs at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, desserts at Carrara’s, and maybe even take the kids to America’s Teaching Zoo. Nearby, you can also visit Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks, grab a gelato from Tifa in Westlake Village, or grab brunch at The Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch. Learn more about these spots from our Conejo Valley Weekend Getaway Guide.
The Abundant Table Camarillo
The Abundant Table is located in 1012 W Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010
To do strawberry picking at The Abundant Table in Camarillo, admission is $7 per person (children 2 years and under are free but do not receive a basket). Each entry fee receives a 1.25-pound basket to fill with fresh, juicy Abundant Table Farm strawberries right off the vine. You may purchase additional baskets for $5.00
Arrive 10 minutes early to check in at the Organic Farm Store. After checking in, enjoy a walk out to the strawberry fields where you will spend 30 minutes to 1 hour of strawberry picking. Afterwards follow the exit signs back to the parking lot. If you’d like, you may go through the Farm Store to purchase more farm items.
They are asking guests to bring their own masks and gloves. Gloves must be worn during strawberry picking. Keep 6 feet away from other guests and no eating allowed while in the field. If you touch a strawberry, take them home. Unsure which one to pick, the darkest red is the sweetest.
McGrath Family Farms Camarillo
McGrath Family Farms is located in 1012 W Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010
McGrath Family Farms is a sustainable farm that grows a high diversity of year-round organic fruits and vegetables. Visit the farm for strawberry picking and also enjoy their roadside market for various fresh produce and even honey. They also offer FREE farm tours (April 24 and 25), make sure to reserve. Admission to strawberry picking is $2 per person while the strawberries are $5 per basket. We’ve previously visit McGrath and the kids had a lot of fun picking strawberries during our Ventura County Coast Getaway.
Check their Instagram page for updates and call in advance (805-983-0333) to see if strawberry picking is available on the day of your visit.
While you’re strawberry picking in Ventura County, you may also want to visit the Camarillo Premium Outlets, take the kids on a Duffy boat at Ventura Harbor Village, or stay overnight in the only all-suite beachfront resort in Southern California located in Oxnard. Check our Ventura County Coast Getaway Guide for where to stay, things to do, and restaurants to try in the area.
Strawberry Picking Farms in Orange County
Tanaka Farms Irvine
Tanaka Farms is located in 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
Strawberry picking at Tanaka Farms is offered as part of their u-pick wagon rides that includes a ride around the farm, the chance to pick strawberries plus one veggie like brussels sprouts or, if strawberries aren’t available during your visit, they’ll substitute another vegetable depending on crop availability. Pre-pick strawberries along with other treats are available from the drive-thru produce market stand that is open daily.
To do the Tanaka Farms strawberry picking, one needs to reserve a spot in advance. Wagon rides are available from 9:30 AM to 430 PM. Admission is $20 per person; kids under 2 are free. The Drive-Thru Produce Market Stand is open daily from 9 to 5, put in your orders in advance.
Check their Instagram page for updates on the availability of U-pick strawberry activity.
Southcoast Farms San Juan Capistrano
Southcoast Farms is located in 33201 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.
U-pick strawberry is available at South Coast Farms, the only family farm in San Juan Capistrano. They also have a farm stand in Dana Point where fresh produce is delivered daily.
Strawberry picking is available at South Coast Farms from Friday to Sunday between 9 AM to 3 PM. There is a $5 entrance fee per person, 5 years and under free. U-pick strawberries are $5/lb.
Check their Instagram page for updates.
While you’re doing strawberry picking in Orange County, I recommend visiting Dana Point to enjoy a whale-watching cruise, ride the surrey bike with the family, and visit Baby Beach with the young ones. Learn more about where to stay, restaurants to try, and things to see and do in Dana Point from our Dana Point Getaway Guide.
Strawberry Picking Farms in San Diego County
Strawberry picking in San Diego is great if you’re looking for a little weekend road trip from LA. Plan for a whole day or the whole weekend and visit U-pick strawberry farms and other San Diego attractions.
Kenny’s Strawberry Farm, Fallbrook, CA
Kenny’s Strawberry Farm is located in 953 Rainbow Valley Blvd., Fallbrook, CA, 92028.
Kenny’s Strawberry Farm had been growing strawberries for over 10 years. To visit this year for strawberry picking, you need reservations. Tractor rides are available on weekends so you can experience firsthand what a real working farm looks like. They also have a mobile kitchen parked at the farm where they serve strawberry shortcakes, strawberry lemonade, and strawberry ice cream bars by DOH Creamery during the weekends from 10-4 PM.
Check their Instagram page for updates.
Carlsbad Strawberry Company, Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad Strawberry Company is located in 1050 Cannon rd Carlsbad, CA.
Carlsbad Strawberry Company has been growing Strawberries for 4 generations. You don’t need reservations to do strawberry picking and they also have a sunflower maze and an open air produce market. U-pick strawberry is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. There is a $5 admission and $10 single bucket for your pickings. Tractor rides are also available for $10 per adult, and $7 per kid (ages 6-12). $5 gets you into the sunflower maze. Apple cannons are available for $20 where you get to shoot 12 apples (not always available). Plan to arrive early as they shut down early if there is a is demand that day.
Check their Instagram account for updates.
Strawberry picking in San Diego is quite a drive. If you can, plan to stay overnight while you’re down south and visit the other San Diego attractions the next day like Legoland California and San Diego Safari Park. Kids may even enjoy a stay at either Legoland Hotel or Legoland Castle Hotel. Check our San Diego Getaway Guide and Oceanside Getaway Guide for where to stay, restaurants to try, and things to see and do while you’re in San Diego County.
Strawberry picking season is usually accompanied by massive strawberry festivals in Southern California like the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard but they are canceled for 2021 and we would have to wait until 2022 to enjoy them again.