Explore U-Pick Experiences in Yolo County

Explore U-Pick Experiences in Yolo County

Nestled in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Yolo County holds a delightful secret for adventurous food lovers and nature enthusiasts alike – its bountiful u-pick experiences. For those seeking a taste of the countryside and a chance to savor the freshest produce, this region is a haven of farm-fresh delights. From plump berries to vibrant zinnias and everything in between, Yolo County offers an array of u-pick adventures that will leave you with cherished memories and a basket full of the finest local harvest. Picture yourself strolling through lush fields under the warm California sun, the earthy aroma of rich soil and the sweet fragrance of ripening fruit filling the air. Whether you’re a seasoned picker or a first-time visitor, Yolo County’s u-pick farms provide an immersive and rewarding experience that brings you closer to the source of your food.


Capay Valley Lavender – U Pick Lavender

The serene Capay Valley awakens memories of rural California, with its patchwork of small towns and family farms.  In its midst, find Capay Valley Lavender, 28 acres of fresh organic lavender, herbs, figs, pomegranates, citrus and olives. U-pick lavender is available through June 30th, visit their website for more information. Capay Valley Lavender also offers farm tours, photo sessions and distillation workshops throughout the year. Capay Valley Lavender is located at 20470 County Rd. 79, Capay, Ca. 


Farm at Park Winters – Pick Your Own Bouquet

Wander through the flower fields and pick your own seasonal bouquet. The Farm at Park Winters is filled with colorful flowers—from cosmos and marigolds, zinnias, dahlias, poppies and dianthus, sweet peas, love in a mist, agrostemmas and snap dragons, blooming artichokes and cardoons, ranunculus to sunflowers and more!  Guests will have guidance on how to clip and gather. And if you would like, you can take time to arrange your bouquet before it’s wrapped. This experience is offered April through November on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $35 and covers the cost for one bouquet. Make sure to check out other experiences at Park Winters including garden tours, farm dining, workshops and classes available throughout the year.


Farm at Park Winters – U-Pick Heirloom Tomatoes

For a limited time in July, Park Winters will be offering an Heirloom Tomato U-Pick experience at their farm. From the seeds of Tomatomania they bring you a variety of tasty heirloom tomatoes to pick and take home. Book this experience or upgrade your Pick Your Own Bouquet experience to include a Tomato U-Pick. Park Winters is located at 27850 County Rd. 26, Winters, Ca. 


Mezger Family Zinnia Patch – U-Pick Zinnia Flowers

Colorful zinnia’s are in bloom in Yolo County! Mezger Family Zinnia Patch is a free pick your own zinnia patch located at 11990 County Rd. 96, Woodland, Ca. The patch is open from sunup to sundown seven days a week. Please bring your own pruning shears and vases. If visiting, please review the zinnia patch guidelines posted on their Facebook page here.


Impossible Acres – U-Pick Fruit

Located just outside of Davis, the Impossible Acres Pickin’ Patch is open through July 30th to pick fresh blackberries, raspberries and peaches. Open Wednesday – Sunday 8Am-1PM. $3 per person entrance fee. Berries are $3.99 per pound and peaches $1.75 per pound. Check out their website for a map. Impossible Acres is located at 37945 County Rd. 31, Davis, Ca.


Pacific Star Gardens – U-Pick Produce

Pacific Star Gardens, located at 20872 County Rd. 99, in Woodland, offers u-pick blackberries, strawberries, elderberries and more. Check their Facebook page often for what’s in season and to book an appointment.


Farmers Markets

Another excellent way to get fresh produce and support local farmers is by visiting one of our local farmers markets.

  • The Davis Farmers Market takes place in Davis Central Park every Saturday 8AM-1PM, Wednesday 4-8PM for Picnic in the Park (mid-May – mid-September), and Wednesday 3-6PM mid-September – mid-May.
  • The Winters Farmers Market in Downtown Winters, every Sunday 9Am-1PM June 11th – September 24th. 


So, if you’re ready to embark on a farm-to-fork adventure and savor the natural treasures of Yolo, head out to explore the bounty of unforgettable u-pick experiences Yolo County has to offer. Get ready to embrace the aroma, flavors, and rural charm that await you in this agricultural paradise. Let the adventure begin! 


Just a hop, skip and a jump from Sacramento and the Bay Area, Yolo County is close enough for a quick getaway, yet a world away from the day-to-day grind. Whether for a midweek escape or a long weekend, there are plenty of places to stay in Yolo County. Check out the many lodging specials on offer, or find hotels in West Sacramentohotels in Davis, or hotels in Winters.


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