Over the years and through the seasons, my young family, like many others we know, has visited farms where you can pick your own produce. We’ve plucked and sampled sun-kissed berries right off the bush. We’ve pressed fresh cider and brought home apples to turn into a pie. Along the way, we’ve learned how our food grows and have been inspired to start our own backyard garden. And we’ve petted cute farm animals, too.
This year, you-pick farms across Southern California continue to operate with additional measures to ensure socially distant, safe, and enjoyable visits. Although September might be off-season to pick produce at some of these farms, they still can be fun to visit.