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The Best Family Farms Near Los Angeles!

Updated: Feb 27


This list is to help you find family friendly farms near Los Angeles. Get up close and personal with farm animals, pick your own fruit and vegetables, ride a farm truck, take educational tours, hike and harvest, have a family farm meal, and even do glam camping at one of these beautiful farms.


Underwood Family Farms

3370 Sunset Valley Road 

Moorpark , CA 93021

(805) 529-3690

5696 Los Angeles Ave.

Somis, CA 93066 (805) 386-4660

At Underwood Family Farms, you can enjoy the true farm experience. You get to pick your own fruit and vegetables on the fully operational working farm. It's a great day outdoors for the entire family! You can also enjoy the convenience of shopping at the Farm Market for the same field-fresh produce.

The Farm Animal Center has farm animal displays, pony rides, activities and games. You can even host a child’s birthday party by reservation. Don’t miss Easter on the Farm, the Fall Harvest Festival every day in October and Christmas on the Farm in December!

Gilchrist Farm

30116 Bouquet Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA 91390

(661) 645-2517


When you visit Gilchrist Farm in Santa Clarita, we want you to slow down and enjoy the ranch! At this farm, you can learn how to milk the goats, gather eggs or take a horseback-riding lesson. The farm is open year-round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. so you can enjoy the petting zoo, take a wagon ride, a pony ride and participate in a seasonal farm craft, like soap-making.


In the spring, they host spring day camp, Spring Fling and Egg Hunt, and an unforgettable Family Camp Out and Barbecue. Each summer, they host multiple day-camp sessions . The most memorable event of the year is the Harvest Festival, hosted daily in October. Admission to the farm and parking are free; activity prices vary.


Tanaka Farm

5380 3/4 University Dr.

Irvine, CA

(949) 653-2100

info@tanakafarms.com

Since 1940, Tanaka Farm has been dedicated to providing families with quality products and educational experiences. The farm provides families with things to do all year round. They host Strawberry Tours March through June, Watermelon Tours July through August, and a Pumpkin Patch Tour from September to October. Tanaka Farms grows and harvests fresh produce right on the farm by using responsible farming methods. The produce stand is open seven days a week all year, except for a short winter break.​


Tapia Brothers Farm

5251 Hayvenhurst Ave.

Encino, 91436

​818-905-6155

At Tapia Brothers Farm you'll find super fresh fruit and vegetables (though not organically farmed). From March to November, the kids will get a kick out of the chickens, goats and rabbits running around the place. Best known for its corn, tomatoes and luscious strawberries,Tapia Brothers Farm also has a pumpkin patch in October and sells Christmas trees in December. 


Forneris Farms

15200 Rinaldi Street

Mission Hills, CA 91345

​818-730-7709

fornerisfarms@socal.rr.com

Visit the farm from March through December to learn what a working farm looks like, and to purchase fresh seasonal produce in the open air farm market, including corn, tomatoes, strawberries, cantaloupes, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples, beans, zucchini, watermelon, and much more. Forneris Farms also hosts a Harvest Festival every year from October 1st through 31st with a huge 10 acre corn maze, tractor train ride, pumpkin patch and more!


Riley's Farm

12261 S. Oak Glen Road,

Oak Glen, California 92399

​(909) 797-7534

Nestled in the apple growing foothills of historic Oak Glen, only 90 minutes from Los Angeles, Riley’s Farm is a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theater, extended historically-themed overnight stays, and Glam Camping. Riley’s Farm offers a diverse variety of tours ranging from the beginning of America’s revolution to the Gold Rush of 1848. You and your family will be inspired by the sights and sounds of history in the re-making!


Farm Sanctuary

5200 Escondido Canyon Rd.

Acton, CA 93510

607-583-2225 ex. 221

Children will love a visit to the Animal Acres farm sanctuary, which focuses on rescuing and protecting farm animals. Guided Tours are offered every Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays year-round, wherein kids may pet and cuddle cows, pigs, turkeys, and other farm animals. Tours are held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.  Tours cost $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, and children under 3 are free.


McGrath Family Farm

1012 West Ventura Blvd.

Camarillo CA 93010

(805) 983-0333

McGarth Family Farm is a sustainable farm that grows a high diversity of year-round organic fruits and vegetables. The McGrath Family farm features educational tours where kids may feed and handle farm animals, and pick fruits, vegetables, and even flowers. The tours are $10 per person. Self guided animal visits are $4 per person.

Big John's Cherries

9258 Leona Avenue

Leona Valley, CA 93551

​(661) 270-9565

Big John's Cherries is family owned, U-pick cherry farm, about a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles. They grow over 10 varieties of cherries, both sweet and sour, on two and half acres of picturesque Leona Valley. At Big John’s Cherries you get to pick your own cherries from late May through early July. Check out the farm in late March for their lilac and lavender season. In addition to cherries you can also find cherry blossom honey, amazingly fragrant lavender, Persian mulberries, and blackberries at the orchard.​


SaddleRock Gardens

31727 Mulholland Hwy

Malibu, CA 90265

(424) 346-0041

info@saddlerockgardens.org

At SaddleRock Gardens you get to hike and harvest. You’ll take off on a hike through the vineyards on the private estate of Saddlerock Ranch, and explore organic vegetable garden where you will get to harvest fresh produce directly from the soil beneath your feet. You will get to bring home a bag of fresh produce you picked yourself. You can also enjoy a five course meal at the SaddleRock Gardens composed by a guest chef with vegetables grown in the organic farm. You get to explore the garden and talk to the gardeners. Dinner service is a combination of family platters and buffet style. The dinner is not recommended for kids under 6 years old.




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