Cherry picking in the South Bay, CA

See where you can pick your own cherries for the summer 2023 season in the South Bay.

Three men in face masks hold large bags filled with cherries.

This is what 70 lbs of cherries look like.

Photo via @upickcherries

What’s a sweeter activity than cherry-picking in the summer?

Though spring came later this year due to the extended season of winter storms, there are some farms + orchards in the South Bay that will be opening up this month for cherry-picking.

While you may have to drive a bit further south, we assure you that these locations will have a bountiful harvest.

🍒 Lazy K Ranch, 3465 Susie Ln., Gilroy

  • Open Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission + $6.25 per lb
  • Features: picnic lawn + farm animals

🍒 U-Pick Orchards, three Gilroy locations + two Morgan Hill locations

  • Open everyday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission + $6.25 per lb

🍒 Gilroy U-Pick, 10541 Korn Ln., Gilroy

  • Open everyday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-5 p.m.
  • Cost: $3 entrance fee + $3 per lb of cherries

Want to make something with those cherries? Check out the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association’s tips and recipes.

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