10 Places to go Strawberry Picking Around Los Angeles

1. McGrath Family Farm

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Call ahead for availability of strawberries. Entry fee is $10 and strawberries are $2 per pound. The farm is certified organic meaning no pesticides are used. On the farm tour, kids will be educated about preserving farmland. The produce is mainly sold locally to chefs and restaurants in the area rather than shipped internationally. Flowers are grown on the farm to encourage bees for pollination and maintain a healthy balance. Visit the Market stall and take a bright bunch home.

Times: Open 9 am to 4 pm daily

Where: 1012 West Ventura Blvd, Camarillo 93101

Tel: 1-805-983-0333

Distance: 53 miles – 1 hour 3 minutes on US-101 N

2. Tanaka Farms

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Every weekend during the season tours leave at thirty-minute intervals between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm. Tours last between 45 and 75 minutes and reservations are not necessary, if however you want to visit during the week then you need to call and make a reservation. Kids (and adults) will be taught about agriculture as you all ride on a wagon around the farm and sample some of the seasonal fruit and vegetables then stop for the strawberry picking. Tours are free but you pay for the produce you pick. Bring bottled water – there is no free drinking water available – bottled water costs $2 from the farm if you forget.

Times: 9 am to 3 pm

Where: 5380 University Dr, Irvine

Tel: 1-949-653-2100

Distance: 43.7 miles – 48 minutes via I-605 S and I-405 S

3. Underwood Family Farms (Tiera Rejada)

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Admission is $6 on weekends and major public holidays and $3 during the week. You pay for produce picked by the pound and although samples can be eaten in the fields this doesn’t mean have a full strawberry meal! On weekends, there is a tractor-drawn wagon ride to the fields and in the fields, there are pull wagons available to put the produce into or tired children! It is a full working farm so check their website for do’s and don’ts and impress upon children safety aspects.

Times: Daily 9 am to 5 pm (standard time) and 9 am to 6 pm (daylight saving time)
Where: 3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021
Tel: 1-805-529-3690
Distance: 50.7 miles – 54 minutes via I–5 N and CA-118 W

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