Friday, June 18, 2010

Leona Valley California U-Pick Cherries

U-Pick Cherries
The sweetest six seeks of summer are from mid-May through June. This is when Leona Valley Cheery Farms are open for U-Pick. Leona Valley is west of Palmdale and about an hours drive from downtown Los Angeles. Scattered through out the valley are various cheery orchards, most of which are family owned and operated. Each year families from all Southern California head to Leona Valley to pick sweet cherries. The average price is about $3.50 per pound, however the experience of getting out with your family and enjoying the day together is priceless. Its best to call ahead before you make the trip to Leona Valley and check if the ranches are open. U-Pick is usually a weekend event however a few places might be open during the week.
Copeland's Cherry Ranch - Family owned orchard in Leona Valley and certified organic.
North Side U-Pick Cherries - North Side Cherries has been family owned and operated since 1986.
Cherry Pick Ranch - This orchard was planted over 20 years ago as a family project. Picking cherries.
Ambers Cherry Farm - Over 475 trees producing several cherry varieties. Bing, Rainier, Lapins, Ticton, Brooks, Utah Gaint and Tartarian.
Villa Del Sol - 25 acre working cherry farm almost 4000 cherry trees.
More U_Pick Southern California
Directions to Leona Valley.
From the (5) Golden State Fwy: Procede north through the San Fernando Valley. Take the (14) Antelope Valley Fwy north and exit at Palmdale Blvd. Turn left (west) on Palmdale Blvd. Travel west approximately 9 miles to the center of Leona Valley. Look for orchard signs or visit our local friendly businesses for a complimentary orchard ma