Brentwood is a very small modern day agricultural town all the way on the outskirts of East bay’s Contra Costa County, right at the foothills of mount Diablo. Brentwood is found cardinally on the opposite side of Diablo like Walnut Creek, only 40 minutes away from Livermore. They don’t have major shopping centers, or entertainment parks. What they do have are a couple of wineries and all you can pick fruits and vegetables. Many people come seasonally to pick the crop of the quarter.
What to do in Brentwood.
We had a fun experience going cherry picking in Brentwood. Right away, the downside: There isn’t a website that will clearly explains all the different seasons; when you should go for particular fruit and vegetable. Furthermore, Yelp will serve as the best gage of where to go in the area. Just type keyword: “U pick” or “you pick” near Brentwood. Yelp will generate a number of locations for you to browse through and pick.
Seasonal brochure to figure out what to pick that month
Here’s the official regional website that will help located a farm. However Yelp can confirm your finding. There is a PDF brochure with not-entirely correct dates for specific fruit / vegetable. Just goolge it and it’ll pop op on one of the links.
Here’s a farm brochure that should help you find a particular location and type of fruit along with season.
Furthermore the 501 families website presents an in depth exploration into the area with some of the best spots you should take advantage off.
One nice thing is that you can eat all you want while picking. So do bring some cleaning water for your fruits. Another surprise for us was that the prices at these field locations are exactly the same at your local Vons’s or Safeway. So don’t expect to get a discount, you are simply taking your kids for experience.
Picking cherries at Brentwood with kids.
Many families all around San Francisco Bay area come to Brentwood to experience seasonal fruit and vegetable pciking. Weather they do to maintain good work ethic, harvest tradition or showing their kids where the food comes from, it’s a fun experience and age is not a barrier for this activity.
Everyone in your family will be extremely happy to fill their bellies with fresh off the limb delicious fruit.
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