Pick Your Own Guide: Farms in Los Angeles, Orange, & Ventura Counties

Apple Picking, Pumpkin Picking, Strawberry Picking, Cherry Picking Farms and Orchards

It's easy to forget that barely a century ago most of our neighborhoods - heck, even Hollywood Boulevard - were farmland. There's no orange picking going on at the corner of Orange and Franklin these days, but we still don't have to drive very far to find farms that will let us pick a variety of vegetables, berries, pumpkins, apples - even Christmas trees. A trip to a pick-your-own farm is a great way to connect your little ones to their food, and to get them to try new things, too. There's nothing quite like digging a radish out of the ground to make a kid want to try sticking it in his mouth!