Cherry season has just started in Northern California, and there’s nothing quite like enjoying a sweet ripe organic cherry picked right off the tree. If you want to go pick your own cherries in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ll have to head out to the East Bay town of Brentwood, which is more or less our regional cherry growing capital. It’s the perfect destination for a fun and delicious family outing.
Brentwood, in the far eastern reaches of Contra Costa County, is a bit of a drive, but it’s a fun day out and freshly picked cherries are so much better than the ones you get from the supermarket. Brentwood’s location and unique microclimate make for fantastic produce, and it’s well known for it’s springtime cherries and summer sweet corn.
While there are a number of different u-pick cherry farms in Brentwood, there’s only one that grows its cherries organically: Dwelley Family Farms, who have been operating in Brentwood since 1921. They have two different u-pick locations in town, Suzuki and TKs Ranch, as well as a farm stand. Both Suzuki and TKs Ranch are certified organic…
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