Our organic farm is set in a beautiful meandering section of the Merced River (flows from Yosemite) less than 2 miles from HWY 99. Our main crops are organic blueberries, walnuts, cherries, lavender and oat hay with some mini-plantings of persimmons, pomegranates. pecans and citrus. We'll replant almonds after a few years of sheep grazing (in lieu of fumigation). Wild elderberries and black walnuts are available for gathering in season. Farm Tours and picnics can be arranged. The farm is designing itself along permaculture principles. Hedgerows and wildlife corridors are being planted with plants native to the Valley and California to restore habitat for wildlife, native bees and songbirds.
The 2013 Pick and Gather happens the weekend after Memorial Day, June 1st & 2nd, 2013, with the main Festival on Saturday and continued fruit-picking, organic breakfast and enjoyment of the river and your family and friends on Sunday.
(This listing was last updated on Mar 13, 2013)
12230 Livingston Cressey Road
Livingston, CA 95334
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Schedule and Location:
Fall 2013: Pomegranates, Persimmons, and Pecans. Call Cindy for appointment; 209-761-0081.
U-pick for the blueberries and cherries usually starts Memorial day weekend, is at early peak June 1st and 2nd for the festival, "The Pick and Gather and Merced River Fair" and ends June 16 thru 17 (Fathers' Day Weekend). All other times by appointment only. Please call or e-mail to make arrangements. Pomegranates, Persimmons and Pecans in the Fall.
Schedule and Location:
We sell packed fruit from the packing shed during the season. Please call ahead at (209) 761-0081 for the market price and to make sure the gate is opened and someone is here.
Some local CSAs also carry our fruit.
Blueberries are packed in 6 oz and 12 oz clamshells or 1 gallon (4#) freezer bags. Cherries are normally packed in 18 lb. boxes, and can be packed into the 1 to 2 lb. fill bags first.
integrated pest management
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
Slow Food USA ()
The 2013 Pick and Gather will again happen the weekend after Memorial Day, June 1st and 2nd, 2013**.
The last major u-pick for 2013 will be on Father's Day Weekend, June 15 -16; you can harvest your own blueberries, lavender at peak bloom and the last of the cherries.
**Any interested vendors for healthful food, local and handmade crafts, workshop presenters, organizations, musicians and artists, please contact Cindy for more info.with an email reply or 209-761-0081.