Our organic farm is set in a beautiful meandering section of the Merced River (which 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 replanted almonds this in 2015. 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 2016 Pick and Gather happens, as always, the weekend after Memorial Day, June 4th-5th, with the main Festival and Merced River Fair on Saturday and continued fruit-picking, organic breakfast and enjoyment of the river and your family and friends on Sunday. Live music, kids' activities, storytelling and vendors of local art and hand crafted items are here all weekend. Campsites are available Saturday night. Volunteers welcome!!

Blueberry, Cherry and Strawberry U-pick, by appointment, for 2016 should start the third week of May and run through mid-June, possibly thru Father's Day Weekend, June 18-19th, if fruit is still ripening. Lavender should be in full bloom then, also. Check back here or call for more info.

Listing last updated on Mar 30, 2016

The 2016 Pick and Gather will happen for the 12th year, the weekend after Memorial Day, June 4th and 5th, 2016**. The last major u-pick for 2016 will be June 18-19; you can harvest your own blueberries, strawberries, lavender at peak bloom and the last of the cherries. **Interested vendors for healthful food, local and handmade and nature crafts, workshop presenters, organizations, musicians and artists, please contact Cindy for more info thru email reply or 209-761-0081

Schedule and Location:

Fall 2016: 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 peak late May - June 5th for the festival, "The Pick and Gather and Merced River Fair" and ends by Fathers' Day Weekend in mid June. 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.

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This farm is one of the prettiest farms in the central valley we have visited, with a beautiful park like setting along the Merced River.

We are looking forward to the up coming "Pick & Gather" !

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