Our local farms have long been celebrated for our summer harvest of strawberries, cherries and Brentwood sweet corn. But, today – family fun on the farm and harvest activities have extended into the autumn months. In fact, Fall Harvest has never been better at our local Harvest Time farms.
U-Pick Experience at Fall Harvest
U-Pick is a whole new experience when it comes to the fall. Today, you can visit many of our local farms, find your perfect pumpkin and pick it right off the vine! One fun aspect of Fall pumpkin picking is that local farms offer up to 35 different varieties of pumpkins!
Fun For the Family
Harvest Time Farms also offers a variety of fun for the family. From corn mazes designed for our littlest friends to a corn maze that spans nearly 3 acres, there is fun exploring for everyone. Other options for the family include hayrides, a Giant pumpkin slingshot, a corn kernel pit, visit with farm animals, and many different pumpkin games. There are also many picture-perfect photo opportunities.
G&S Farms – Offerings: Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin U-pick, Corn Maze, Catapult + Cannon, Bowling, Hay Tunnels, grade-appropriate education, and special events.
Three Nunns Farm – Offerings: Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin U-pick, Corn Maze, Tractor Ride, grade-appropriate education, and special events.
Smith Family Farm – Offerings: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Hay Ride, and special events.
Tasty Treats of Fall Harvest
Adding to the fun flavor of the day, are all the treats you can find at the local Harvest Time farm stores. Many offer pre-picked pumpkins and squash, honey, nuts, pre-picked and u-pick melons, pomegranates and even persimmons. Other treats you can find at farm stores include local olive oils, olives, and other fun gift items.
Urban Edge Farm – Stocked with fresh seasonal organic vegetables from our partner First Generation Farmers, transitional organic fruits from The Urban Edge Orchard as well as a wide range of products made from our fruits & vegetables such as pickles, jams & jellies, hot sauces & more. We also offer products from other local producers. They intend to expand into more local products and we currently offer honey, nuts, olive oil, meat, and cookbooks.
McCauley Olive Groves – Local producer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil that is 100% hand-picked and pressed immediately to ensure premium quality. Offerings: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, flavor-infused olive oils, dipping blend, Balsamic Vinegar, several varieties of Olives, honey, hot sauce, spices, dips, marinades, mustards, dried fruits & nuts, frozen pies, variety of olive oil body products, gift baskets, and more!”
Gursky Ranch – Located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, they are proud to still be part of the rich agricultural heritage of the Brentwood area and an active member of the “Harvest Time in Brentwood” farm trail for thirty years. Their store is open every day but Monday, from 10 am to 5 pm, pacific time, offering U-Pick walnuts ( LATE October), dried fruits and nuts, specialty soups, sauces and over 390 other gourmet food items.
Dwelley Family Farms – When you visit Dwelley’s Farm stand, you should expect a recently renovated, but cozy farm stand. Dwelley Farms is locally known for its Brentwood sweet corn and green bean varieties. However, you can also find a full variety of other produce, including, but not limited to stone fruits, cherries, berries, melons, peppers, onions, and local honey. You can also find pies! Dwelley Farms can be a one-stop fruit stand shop for many local families.
To learn more about fun fall activities in East County, visit HarvestForYou.com and plan your weekend celebrating Fall.