What better way for kids to learn how foods grow than to visit a working farm and pick their own fruits and vegetables? In Southern California, there are farms open year round with opportunities to pick everything from strawberries and watermelon to lettuce and corn.
Here’s a list of some of the best spots to visit during spring and summer. (A second list just for fall picking is clearly in order, too!) Before you visit any farm, call ahead to see what’s available.
3370 Sunset Valley Road
reviewed on: September 14 2009
5380 3/4 University Dr
reviewed on: May 18 2011
Cannon Road and Paseo del Norte
just east of I-5 Carlsbad, California