If your kids think berries are born into those little plastic containers, it’s high time you take them to pick their own straight off the vine. The Bay Area climate is perfect for growing strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and the oh-so-sweet olalliberries, and plenty of picture perfect farms welcome pickers of all ages to come in and help themselves. Nothing screams summer more than the taste of just-picked berries—and the best part? No need to pack a snack!
Drive south to Watsonville where the berries are a-plenty! Gizdich Ranch has ample parking right by the berries – perfect for the littles who don’t want to walk too far to the fun. Strawberry season is open now. Check the website for the opening days for olallieberries, raspberries and blackberries. Arrive early in the morning for the biggest selection and bring your own containers for picking. Before you head home, check out the bake shop where they offer a dozen pie options, berry popsicles and even sandwiches for those looking to lunch at the indoor or outdoor picnic tables. Don’t forget to come back in the fall for apple picking!
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