When is berry season?
Blueberry season usually starts between mid-May and early June. The blueberry harvest typically lasts 4 to 6 weeks after opening day. Later in the summer, our raspberries & blackberries are available for UPick, usually through the fall, Keep in mind this is natural outdoor farming, it all depends on the weather.
Do we need to make a reservation?
No…just show up. During the season, we’re open from 10 am to 6 pm. Arrive by 5 pm so you have plenty of time.
What are your hours?
During blueberry season, we’re open 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm.
After Labor Day, we typically are open only Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm. Please check our website for more information (santabarbarablueberries.com).
How does it work?
You show up, we give you a bucket to pick into, you pick, we bag them up, you pay for them & take them home to enjoy.
How much does it cost to pick?
We don’t charge an entrance fee…you just pay for the berries that you pick @ $10/pound. For example, our blueberry bucket holds about 2 ½ pounds & costs approximately $25.
Can I eat berries while I pick?
We’re happy to have you sample a FEW berries while you pick, but please don’t overdo it. A handful is fine…a bucket full is not.
Are you organic?
Technically, no, but we do grow our berries naturally & don’t use any sprays or pesticides on our berry plants.
What else do you have for UPick?
Other than blueberries, we have blackberries, raspberries and other fruit crops like watermelons and canteloupe when we have the time to plant them.
What forms of payment do you take?
Cash, debit/credit cards & Apple pay.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, they’re allowed on the main roads as long as they’re on a leash, but are not allowed in the berry fields.
Do you have restrooms?
What else is there to do on Restoration Oaks Ranch?
We have guest houses for family farmstays, small weddings, events and business retreats, docent tours of the farm and guided nature hikes to visit our friendly wild tarantulas and western toads in the wild oak savannahs and vernal ponds.