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Apple Starr Orchards (Julian) U-Pick

Calico Ranch Orchard (Julian) U-Pick

Evergreen Nursery

Farmstand West (Escondido)

Farmstand at Pala Rey Ranch (Pala)

The Good Earth Nursery (Fallbrook)

Hollandia Dairy store (San Marcos)

Julian Mining Company (Julian) U-Pick

Lavender Fields (Valley Center)

M J Ranch and Orchard (Julian) U-Pick

Piecefield Orchard (Julian) U-Pick

Raven Hill Orchard (Julian) U-Pick

Vegetable Shop at Chino Farm (Rancho Santa Fe)

East County

Hilliker's Egg Store (Lakeside)

Menghini Winery (Julian)

Simpson'S "Garden Town" Nursery (Jamul)

Victoria's Gardens (Lakeside)

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The Vegetable Shop at The Chino Family Farm

Featuring: Multiple varieties of most produce: Tomatoes, squash, squash blossoms, beans, shell beans, dried beans, melons, cucumbers, sprouts, greens and lettuces, celery root, carrots, turnips, parsnips, salsafy, radishes, brussels sprouts, okra, onions, Jerusalem artichokes, peppers, herbs, strawberries, strawberry figs, Concord grapes.

Location: 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe (off Via de la Valle, S6)

Open year round:
Fall/Winter: Tuesday-Saturday 10-4; Sunday 10-1
Spring/Summer: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-1
Closed Mondays.

Recorded farmstand information: (858) 756-3184

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Hollandia Dairy Store

Featuring: All fluid milk varieties (nonfat, 1%, 2% and whole), chocolate milk, buttermilk, half & half, goat's milk (by preorder), yogurt, cottage cheeses, butter, eggs, coffee creamers, and ice cream. Also available are bread, orange juice, Tampico, punch, single-serving aseptic packagine of milk and juices. Wholesale-packaged ice cream, cheese and butter items are available with one day's notice, and the store regularly features a variety of promotional dairy specials.

Location: 622 E. Mission Road (at Mulberry Drive), San Marcos

Open: Year-round Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Sundays).

Contact: (760) 744-3222

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Julian Mining Company

U-Pick Raspberries:  July thru October

U-Pick Corn: September and October 

Pumpkin Patch:  Over 10,000 pumpkins to U-pick, lots of varieties/novelty, giants, etc. as well as gourds October 1--November

Open: Weekends from 10:00 AM -5:00 PM for the general public, but private events and field trips can be scheduled at any time.

Location: 4444 Orchard Lane & Hwy 78, Julian CA 92036

Phone: (951) 313-0166

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Piecefield Orchard

U-Pick apple orchard, open week days by appointment, starting in September

Location: 3803 Wynola Road, Julian, CA  92036
Contact:(760) 443-3930

Website: www.peacefieldorchard.com

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Farm stand at Pala Rey Ranch

Produce grown on the farm (more than these samples)
Watermelons & canteloupes, Oranges, Strawberries, Avocados, Several varieties of squash and peppers, Eggplant, Okra, Beans, Tomatoes, Honey, Nuts

Open: Monday-Thursday. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Hwy. 76 and Couser Canyon Road

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Piecefield Orchard

U-Pick apple orchard, open week days by appointment, starting in September

Location: 3803 Wynola Road, Julian, CA  92036
Contact:(760) 443-3930

Website: www.peacefieldorchard.com

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The Lavender Fields

Featuring: 6 acres of growing fields with 16,000 lavender plants in more than 30 varieties; certified organic by G.O.C.A. Features fresh lavender, distilled essential oil and hydrosols, dried lavender and lavender-based products for aromatherapy, floral water, heat pillows, bath teas and oils, soaps, body mists, lotions, powders, sachets and baby-specific diaper ointment, bath salts, powders, washes, lotions and massage oils. The Lavender Fields are also a licensed nursery and offers for sale 4-inch pots of live lavender.

Location: 12460 Keys Creek Road, Valley Center (Off Lilac Road). See Web site for driving directions.

Open: Daily during lavender season (April 25 to July 16, 2006) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays.

Contact: (760) 742-1489

Web site: www.thelavenderfields.com

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Hilliker's Egg Store

Featuring: Eggs! Brown or white, single or double-yolk, sizes medium to extra large, available in cartons, flats, boxes, pallets or by the truckload; fresh, unprocessed sage and eucalyptus honey from the 16 beehives at the Hilliker farm; in spring and summer, fresh vegetables from Hilliker's home-grown vegetable field are also available.

Location: In Lakeside off Highway 67, 1/4-mile west of Riverford Road on El Nopal Road.

Open: Year round, Monday through Saturday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-5 p.m.

Contact: Harold Hilliker (619) 448-3683.

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Carlsbad Strawberry Company/Leslie Farms

Featuring: U-pick strawberries; three farmstands also sell picked strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, red bell peppers and other vegetables. Schools and group tours available.

Location: U-pick is just east of Interstate 5 at Cannon Road. Farmstands are located at Cannon Road and Paseo Del Norte in Carlsbad; at the entrance to the Carlsbad Flower Fields on Paseo Del Norte; and on Old El Camino Real near Fairbanks Ranch in Del Mar.

Open: The U-pick operation opens for the season in late March or early April, depending on the weather and field conditions, and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, including holidays. The three farmstands are open year round, daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. including major holidays.

Contact: (760) 519-4154.

Website: www.carlsbadstrawberrycompany.com/

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M J Ranch and Orchard

Featuring: 100% pesticide-free U-Pick Apples and Pears ready to eat right off the tree. MJ Ranch is open only a short time during the season. Days of operation are dependant of fruit, check website for updates. They grow four apple varieties (Golden Delicious, Jonathon, Red Delicious, and Rome Beauty). They also have five pear varieties (Bosc, Comice, Red Bartlett, Yellow Bartlett, and Seckel).

Location: 1070 Farmers Road, Julian, CA 92036
Phone: (760) 765-2423

Website: www.julianapples.com

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Raven Hill Orchard

Open for U-PICK (7 days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. call for schedule) Apple orchard featuring 8000 trees growing seven varieties, managed by the Brady Brothers since January 2005. Located at the base of Volcan mountain which provides crystal clear water to the orchard... featuring the best of ocean and desert climates...

Location: 1284 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA 92036
Phone: (760) 765-2431

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Vistoria's Gardern

U-Picks, Orchards, Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes. Farm Stand & Nursery. Plenty for the whole family to see and do. Strawberries, watermelons, pumpkins and Christmas trees.

Location: 13120 Willow Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
Website: www.victoriasgardens.us/index.php

Phone: (619) 390-9571

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The Good Earth Nursery, Inc.

Featuring: More than 20 palm tree varieties, including King, Queen, Canary Island Date, and Pigmy Date, Mexican Blue Fan, Mediterranean Fan, Chinese Fan, Jelly and Sago palms. The nursery also grows and sells tropical foliages from bamboo and birds of paradise to yucca as well as exotics like Tree Aloe, Ponytail palms and Dragon Tree.

Location: Just west of I-15 at Mission Road, Fallbrook (first driveway on left on Mission Road).

Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact: (760) 802-9515
Website: www.palms4u.com

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Simpson'S "Garden Town"® Nursery

Featuring: 25-acre farm featuring a nursery, gift and pottery shop, amusement park, special event venue, vintage car, truck and trailer show. Nursery features selection of annuals, perennnials, grasses, herbs, cactus, succulents, seeds and bulbs; shade and flowering trees, fruit-bearing trees (ie: citrus and avocado), grape and berry plants, shrubs large and small, fancy topiaries, bamboo, ground covers, ferns and tropicals; vines, ornamental grasses, palms, cycads, pines, native and drought-tolerant plants, and specialty plants during the holidays. Two auto barns feature more than 50 Model A's, Model T's, hot rods, classics and muscle cars from the 1940s to the early 1970s. No admission charges.

Location: 13925 Highway 94 (Campo Road), Jamul. (At corner of Highway 94 and Proctor Valley Road.)

Open: Daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding major holidays)

Website: www.simpsonsnursery.com

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Evergreen Nursery

Featuring: Four different stores ranging from 20 to 80 acres to drive through and select from hundreds of plants available in each variety. Your car is your shopping cart. Plants are grown, raised and sold on site, assuring customers their purchases will readily adapt to your own landscape. The nursery also sells soil enhancement products, sod, groundcover, shrubs, vines, trees, and a full line of soil and landscape materials sold in consumer-sized bags or in bulk.

Four locations:
San Diego: 13650 Carmel Valley Road (858) 481-0622
Spring Valley: 2657 Sweetwater Springs Blvd. (619) 670-1007
Oceanside: 3231 Oceanside Blvd. (760) 754-0340
Rancho Bernardo: 12460 Highland Valley Rd., (858) 485-7867

Open: Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Website: www.evergreennursery.com