10 Places to go Strawberry Picking Around Los Angeles - Kid 101

10 Places to go Strawberry Picking Around Los Angeles

1. McGrath Family Farm


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

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