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Farm Stands

Buy Farmer Direct! Local Farmstands & U-Pick

Farm stands are another source of buying local produce. Listed here are some of San Diego County's roadside stands.

Farm Stand

If you are a farmstand owner who would like to be featured, contact the SDCFB office at (760) 745-3023 or send us a message.

Coastal North County
Inland North County

Apple Starr Orchards (Julian) U-Pick

Calico Ranch Orchard (Julian) U-Pick

Connelly Farms (Ramona)

Evergreen Nursery

Farmstand West (Escondido)

Farmstand at Pala Rey Ranch (Pala)

Fran's Original Farm Stand(Escondido)

The Good Earth Nursery (Fallbrook)

Grebar Farms (Ramona)

Hollandia Dairy store (San Marcos)

Julian Apple Stand (Julian)

Julian Mining Company (Julian) U-Pick

Lavender Fields (Valley Center)

Lemon Twist Fruit Stand (Rancho Santa Fe)

M J Ranch and Orchard (Julian) U-Pick

Piecefield Orchard (Julian) U-Pick

Vegetable Shop at Chino Farm (Rancho Santa Fe)

Volcan Valey Apple Farm (Julian) U-Pick

East County

Hilliker's Egg Store (Lakeside)

Hidden Haven Farms (Jamul)

Menghini Winery (Julian)

Simpson'S "Garden Town" Nursery (Jamul)

Victoria's Gardens (Lakeside)

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Farmstand West

Featuring:
Spring-summer: sweet Douglas strawberries, juicy navel oranges, Hass and Fuerte avocados, asparagus, potatoes, mushrooms, honey, eggs, fresh flowers and dried fruits.

Summer-fall: blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, tomatoes, white corn, persimmons, peaches, melons, grapes, green beans, okra, green peppers, Nabal and Reed avocados, apples, apricots, figs, and plums.

Location: Just east of the Felicita Avenue exit off I-15 at the corner of Citracado and Miller avenues.

Open:
Tuesday-Friday: noon to 6 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10 am-6 pm
Closed Mondays and rainy days.

Website: www.thefarmstandwest.com
Contact:
Laura Hillebrecht (760) 738-9014.

To check out what we currently have fresh at the stand; visit our website: thefarmstandwest.com/freshproduce

Check out upcoming Farm Stand events @ http://www.thefarmstandwest.com/events


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Fran's Original Farm Stand

Featuring:
Spring-summer: sweet strawberries, juicy navel oranges, Hass and Fuerte avocados, potatoes, mushrooms, honey, eggs, fresh flowers and dried fruits and much more.

Summer-fall: blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, tomatoes, white corn, persimmons, peaches, melons, grapes, green beans, okra, green peppers, Nabal and Reed avocados, apples, apricots, figs, and plums.

Location: 1980 Summit Dr. @ the intersection of San Pasqual Valley Rd. (highway 78).  Turn left on Summit Dr from San Pasqual Valley Rd and enter through driveway in back of stand.

Open:
Tuesday-Friday: 12 pm to 6 pm 
Saturday-Sunday: 10 am-6 pm
Closed Mondays and rainy days.
Visit Farm Stand West for self serve Honor Stand on Mondays.

To check out what we currently have fresh at the stand; visit our website @ http://www.thefarmstandwest.com/freshproduce

Check out upcoming Farm Stand events @ http://www.thefarmstandwest.com/events

Email: farmstandwest@gmail.com
Facebook: 
facebook.com/FransOriginalFarmStand
Contact:
 Laura Hillebrecht (760) 504-0101.


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Connelly Farms

Connelly Farms grows seasonal fruits and veggies and provids them to local customers from "the Farm" stand in Ramona. They also have our "Farm" stand bags available.

They grow the usual array of products with a slant towards traditional Italian produce like Nubia Eggplant, Romanesco, Radicchio and Rapini to name a few.

Open: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturdays year round

Location: 456 Telford Lane, Ramona, CA

Phone: (760) 789-3768
Email: connellyfarms@cox.net

Web site: www.connellyfarms.com/index.html


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Hidden Haven Farms

City folks can get back to their farm roots by hands on milking a cow, making homemade icecream (from the milk) or cheese, beekeeping, shearing a llama or goat (spinning), holding a suckling piglet, tour of the farm, etc. 52 acre farm is located in the hills of Jamul

Location: 18540 West Boundary Truck Trail, Jamul

Contact: Cheryl
(619) 659-8075 (farm)
(949) 285-5286 (cell).

Web site: www.hiddenhavenfarms.com/


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Weidners' Gardens

Featuring: Spring-Fall: Impatiens, fuchsias, dig-your-own begonias; Nov-Dec: potted poinsettias, cyclamen, dig-your-own pansies.

Location: 695 Normandy Road, Encinitas
(Leucadia Blvd exit off I-5; at the corner of Piraeus and Normandy roads.)

Open:
March 1 to Labor Day, 9:30am to 5 pm
Nov. 1 to Dec. 22, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Closed Tuesdays

Contact: Evelyn Weidner,
(760) 436-5326 (wholesale only);
(760) 436-2194 (retail).

Web site: www.weidners.com


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Apple Starr Orchards

A Certified Organic Orchard (California Certified Organic Farm) since 2000.  Apples and Pears numbering 1000 trees.  U-pick in September until the end of harvest (October.)  They pack and box fruit for retail outlets

Location: 1020 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA 92036

Phone: (949) 494-8738


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Calico Ranch

Calico Ranch was first planted in the 1930’s with many varieties of antique apples and pears near the historic town of Julian. This ranch offers the unique experience of picking your own fruit with more than 130 varieties of apples as well as several varieties of pears.

Location: 4200 Highway 78, Julian, CA 92036
Phone: (858) 586- 0392

Website: www.spencervalley.com/


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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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Grebar Farms - Opening June 4, 2011

Location: 401 Pile St., Ramona

Open: Mon.-Sat. 10.00a.m. - 6:00p.m., Sunday 11:00a.m-4:00p.m.

Contact: Greg Harper (760) 789-4261


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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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Lemon Twist Fruit Stand

Since 1980, seasonal produce, flowers, gifts, organic navel & valencia oranges, grapefruit and lemons, local strawberries picked daily, olive oils & vinegars, local raw honey, homemade jams, mustards and salsas, eggs, gourmet snacks, cherries, peaches, corn, plants, succulents, pottery & more.

Open: Year-round Monday through Sunday, 10 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: 8175 Del Dios Highway, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 (Just East of the Croby, Across from Cielo)

Phone: (858) 444-6060


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Julian Apple Stand

Apple Stand sells 37 varities fresh-picked, tree-ripened apples and pears and an assortment of apple butter, honey, jams and jellies.  

Also featured locally baked apple pies made with 100% Julian apples -- come taste why Julian is famous for its apples.

Open: Weekends from 10:00 AM -5:00 PM (Aug - Dec)
Location: 4444 Orchard Lane & Hwy 78, Julian CA 92036

Phone: (619) 994-5084
Website: JulianAppleStand.com
Email: billstorum@yahoo.com 


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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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Peacefield 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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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: Vegetarian 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: Frank 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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Volcan Valley Apple Farm

Open for U-Pick beginning Aug.17th through Oct. 28th Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. from 9am to 5pm. Contact for "Group" and "Special" needs arrangements on other days. Apple orchard features 7000 trees, 7 varieties grown on trellises for easy hand picking by all ages.

Location: 1284 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA 92036
Phone: (760) 807-1816
Email: volcanvalleyapplefarm@gmail.com


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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