'Tis the Season!
Yes, that’s the scent of fresh berries in the air and it means one thing in Sonoma County: ‘Tis the Season for berry picking! If you are looking for some local berry picking options, we’ve got some great options for you.
DUCKWORTH FAMILY FARM
Duckworth Family Farm opens this weekend for its brief, seven-week blueberry picking season. In order to accommodate as many visitors as possible, the farm opens registration for weekend visits every Friday morning. What’s all the hoopla about?
Imagine picking as many plump, sweet blueberries as you like! Then feel free to enjoy a picnic, sit by the pond and look for frogs while enjoying homemade blueberry ice cream. Yes, homemade! It’s an adventure that the whole family will enjoy.
Visit the website and check the registration link for all of the details and pricing.
AND CHECK OUT THESE OTHER FABULOUS SONOMA COUNTY U-PICK FARMS
magine strawberry juice dripping down your chin and purple-stained hands from blackberries! Fresh fruit—it’s a Sonoma County summer staple!
Boysenberries, Blackberries and Raspberries — Kokopelli Farm, Sebastopol: The farm welcomes berry pickers by appointment only and also has an onsite farm stand. Call 707-829-8185 to make an appointment. The best time for berry picking is in the morning, that’s when the berries taste the best. 1543 Cunningham Road, Sebastopol
Blackberries, Raspberries, Plums, Pluots, Apples — Earthseed Farm, Sebastopol: Welcoming berry and fruit pickers by appointment on select Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (find upcoming u-pick dates on the farm’s website). 3175 Sullivan Road, Sebastopol, 707-829-0617, earthseedfarm.org.
Raspberries — Boring Farm, Sebastopol: This family-friendly, certified organic red raspberry u-pick farm welcomes berry pickers on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Reserve a parking spot in advance and check the farm’s Facebook page for the latest info. There is plenty of space for a post berry picking picnic by the ponds. Heavenly! 4200 Canfield Road, Sebastopol.
Produce, Herbs and Flowers — West County Community Farm, Sebastopol The farm grows over 20 varieties of edible and cut flowers, over 20 varieties of perennial and annual herbs, and a vast assortment of produce, from strawberries and cherry tomatoes to pumpkins and sugar snap peas. 1720 Cooper Road, Sebastopol, westcountycommunityfarm.com.
I NEED SOME ‘BERRY-DELICIOUS’ RECIPES!
If you have eaten to your heart’s content, it might be time to make a tasty treat that the whole family will enjoy.
Click here for some great, summertime berry-delicious ideas! The Blueberry Pancakes look amazing!
Happy Sonoma County Summer!