U-Pick Calendar for Camarillo!
There’s always something in season in Camarillo. (Seriously!) With the area’s warm summers and mild coastal winters, growing fresh fruits and vegetables is a year-round event. Taste each season’s bounty for yourself and discover what’s in season.
Asparagus, Strawberries, Blueberries, Onions, Spinach
Apricots, Blackberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Olallieberries, Plums, Pears, Beans, Peas, Corn, Tomatoes, Chard, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peppers, Okra, Potatoes, Zucchini
Almonds, Apples, Figs, Walnuts, Persimmons, Asian Pears, Bok Choy, Cauliflower, Pumpkins, Turnips
Arugula, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Leeks, Celery, Grapefruit, Mandarins
Oranges, Beets, Avocados, Lettuce, Fennel, Cilantro, Carrots, Radishes, Kohlrabi, Lemons
Farm Markets & U-Pick Locations
Camarillo’s agricultural history is an important defining factor that helped establish the town and is why it’s recognized as a major player in the coastal growing region. Well before California became a state in 1850, the bountiful lands of this locale brought early farmers and ranchers to the area. These hard-working individuals helped shape the future of the township of Camarillo and its economy through ingenuity and industriousness that helped define what we know to be the agricultural industry of the region today.
But what drew homesteaders here? Thanks to the Pleasant Valley region’s rich soils, Mediterranean climate, and natural landscape (not to mention the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad), the ability to grow an array of fresh foods—including barley, wheat, lima beans, avocados, and citrus—made this region just about perfect for a year-round growing season.
Today, the region is renowned for growing crops like berries, lemons, avocados, and tomatoes, as well as cut flowers and nursery plants. (In fact, there’s a pretty good chance that the starter plants, trees, and herbs you see at your local nursery and hardware store came from Camarillo.) Deep roots, indeed.