Cherry Picking - Leona Valley

  • June 8, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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Did you know about the wonderful Cherry picking opportunities we have within an hour's drive of LA? I didn't know either until last summer. The Leona Valley is home to many amazing orchards specializing in this delectable fruit, one of my favorites. Unfortunately the season is short (only as long as 4 weeks in late May/ early June). I definitely plan on revisiting the farm we went to last time, which has 6+ varieties of cherries that's certified organic for approximately $4/lb. They also have delicious local cherry blossom honey for sale in glass bear jars. This is kid friendly meetup, too! 

We can have a nice picnic on the farm grounds before or after we pick our cherries. 

Leona Valley is next to Palmdale and Lancaster, and is approximately a 1:15 drive from Santa Monica, 1:10 from Pasadena, 1 hour from Burbank/Glendale, 1 hour from Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks.

We'll be leaving from North Santa Monica (around Ocean & Montana Ave), please leave a comment below if you want to carpool from Santa Monica!   We have a minivan that can seat up to 8 people total. 

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  • Danielle K.

    It was lots of fun!

    June 8, 2014

  • Jialing W.

    We're sitting in the back of the picnic area

    June 8, 2014

  • Jialing W.

    We are here!

    June 8, 2014

    • Dave

      We are here too. Where are u ?

      June 8, 2014

  • Dave H.

    i'm interested in a ride/carpooling from west la area
    - dave

    June 5, 2014

  • Karen

    I'm excited there were a few spots left - this sounds so much fun! We live in Santa Monica, so we could meet at your place to carpool if you still have room.

    May 24, 2014

    • Karen

      We live near Lincoln and Ocean Park.

      May 24, 2014

    • Dave H.

      i need a ride from the west la area. do you have room?

      June 2, 2014

  • Dave H.

    i need a ride from the west la or santa monica area. -- dave

    May 23, 2014

    • Jialing W.

      our other member Bruce lives in MDR, want to see if they want to carpool? Might be easier for you.

      May 27, 2014

    • Dave H.

      sure - mdr would be great if i can be picked up there for the ride - thanx

      May 27, 2014

  • Samantha D.

    I'm so sad. I can't make it. I'm flying out to a conference in Indiana that morning. Let me know how it is.

    May 23, 2014

    • Kristina O.

      Sorry to hear Samantha. I probably won't be in town either :(

      1 · May 24, 2014

    • Jialing W.

      Aww that's too bad. If you guys still want to go on your own though, next weekend is opening weekend!

      1 · May 24, 2014

  • Jialing W.

    It's official! Cherry Picking at Copeland's Cherry Ranch opens May 31st :) "We had very little loss of cherries due to frost this year, so all varieties will be available as they ripen. Tieton will be first, then Bing, Rainier and Utah Giants a week or two later. "

    May 23, 2014

  • Bruce

    Is it confirmed for Saturday 24th? Thought it might not be open.

    May 20, 2014

    • Jialing W.

      It's changed, LMK if you guys would like to carpool from Santa Monica!

      May 23, 2014

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