The one place that’s closer to the source of our scrumptious North Coast fruits and vegetables than our fabulous farmers markets is the farms themselves. And fortunately for us, an increasing number of local farms have produce (and sometimes farm-raised meat) for sale to the public right on their farms. Some also offer pick-your-own, or “u-pick,” opportunities, and a few even let you call ahead to arrange a pick-up of produce. So, check out the listings below and start plotting your summer farm tour!
Listing information from Locally Delicious’ free 2017-2018 Local Food Guide, available throughout the tri-county region. Call 707-633-5467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t find a copy.
Bayside Park Farm
930 Old Arcata Road, Arcata
Facebook: Bayside Park Farm
Products: Greens, pick-your-own herbs, lettuce, artichokes, squash, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini and flowers
Farm Stand: Wednesdays May to October, noon to 6 p.m.
Redwood Roots Farm
Fellowship Way, off Jacoby Creek Road, Arcata
Products: Lettuce, herbs, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce mix, braising mix, root crops and flowers
Farm Stand: Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m.
Warren Creek Farms
1264 Warren Creek Road, Arcata
Products: Pumpkins, dry beans, green beans, shell peas, snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, dill, onions, sweet corn, winter squash and potatoes
Farm Stand: 1171 Mad River Road, Arcata. Daily in October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kneeland Glen Farm Stand
5851 Myrtle Ave., Eureka
Facebook: Kneeland Glen Farmstand
Products: Produce, eggs, handmade items, cottage-industry foods and crafts from about 20 vendors
Farm Stand: Daily, noon to 6 p.m.
Organic Matters Ranch
6743 Myrtle Ave., Eureka
Facebook: Organic Matters Ranch
Products: Organic vegetables, meats and eggs
Farm Stand: May 31 to Nov. 31, Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.
Fieldbrook Valley Apple Farms
336 Rock Pit Road, Fieldbrook
Facebook: Fieldbrook Valley Apple Farms
Products: Apples (50+ varieties), blueberries, raspberries and vegetables
Farm Stand: Roughly July to December. Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Noble Berry Farm
3563 Fieldbrook Road, Fieldbrook
U-Pick: Roughly May to August. Daily, noon (or earlier by appointment) to 6 p.m.
Chan Saechao Strawberries
Eel River Drive (Kenmar Exit)
1665 Thelma St., Fortuna
Farm Stand: Late Spring until July or when strawberries run out. Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., depending on the amount of berries
Clendenen's Cider Works
96 12th St., Fortuna
Products: Many varieties of apples, fresh apple cider and produce
Farm Stand: August to February. Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2103 Baird Road, McKinleyville
Facebook: Wolfsen Organic Blueberries
Farm Stand: Typically July 4 through Labor Day. Daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
12990 Avenue of the Giants, Myers Flat
Heirloom tomatoes, lemon, white, and Chinese cucumbers, Island Bell peppers, summer zucchini, basil, broccolini.
Facebook: Riverbend Cellars
Farm Stand: Starting early May. Daily, noon to 6 p.m. at the estate garden
Flood Plain Produce
31117 Avenue of the Giants, Pepperwood, CA 95565
Products: Fruit and vegetables, including peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, brassicas, lettuce, melons, summer and winter squash and cut flowers
Farm Stand: Mid-July through October. Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sarvinski Family Farms
441 Dillon Road, Ferndale
Facebook: The Corn Crib
Products: Beets, beans, corn, cucumbers, garlic, flowers, melons, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, tomatillos, summer and winter squash, and pastured pork
Farm Stand: The Corn Crib on Avenue of the Giants in Pepperwood. Roughly July 15 to Oct 31. Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lost Coast Blueberry Farm
41774 Mattole Road, Petrolia
U-Pick: Late June, July and August
Trinity River Farm
2443 Highway 96. Willow Creek
Products: Fruit and vegetables, plants starts, local jams, jellies and sauces
Farm Stand: April-Thanksgiving. Daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m; also sells direct from a tent next to Renner Petroleum in Willow Creek from mid-June.