Round up your little farmers and head to one of these 6 U-pick berry farms to learn where fruit grows, how it’s harvested and to support local growers. U-pick berries are even fresher and juicier because they were plucked straight from the field by your kiddo’s eager hands! Read on for where to find the berry best sweet spots near San Diego.

Kenny’s Strawberry Farm

Looking for fields of juicy red strawberries? Then this is your farm. We are berry pleased to say that Kenny’s main crop is strawberries. Take the 20-minute farm tour with a tractor ride; and learn that hydroponic strawberries use less water from farmer Kenny himself. Then, it’s time to hunt for the biggest red berries your littles can find. Bring a lunch, and you’ll find shaded benches where you can sit and eat.

Good to know: Parking and the farm tour are free.

Strawberry season: March-July
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $4/pound

953 Rainbow Valley Blvd.
Fallbrook, Ca 92028
888-236-0101
Online: kennysstrawberryfarm.com

photo: Faithfully Focused Photography

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–– Nikki Walsh