U-Pick at Oxbow

New for 2018! 

By popular demand, Oxbow is delighted to announce that we’re offering more U-Pick opportunities for our Members throughout the growing season! U-Pick fruit and veggies are available at special Member pricing per pound, and flowers and herbs are FREE!

U-Pick is NOT open to the general public – you must be a Member to take advantage of our exclusive U-Pick areas. It’s easy to join at any time during the year, and we offer Member levels to fit a variety of needs. Visit our Member page for more information!

Become a Member

U-Pick is a great time for the whole family!

About U-Pick

U-Pick allows Members the freedom to pick their own vegetables, fruit, flowers, and herbs from our exclusive, Members-only fields. Each week we will send out a member newsletter highlighting what’s ripe and ready to pick. Our Farm Stand will also be stocked with a variety of farm-fresh, seasonal produce.

All Farm Stand produce and U-Pick items are subject to seasonality and availability. When harvesting from the fields, we ask that you pick only what’s ripe ready for harvest. Our farmers will be on hand to help!

Cost

U-Pick fruit and veggies will be available at a special Member rate. We’ll send U-Pick information about weekly offerings and pricing during the U-Pick season, starting in July. Herbs and flowers are FREE and unlimited! Please see detailed information below.

U-Pick Guidelines

Download our handy U-Pick Guidelines and seasonality chart here [PDF, 103kb]

U-Pick Day Passes

Your Member level indicates your U-Pick access for the year:

Explorer level:  4 U-Pick Day Passes that can be used any time U-Pick produce is available. Each Day Pass covers you and up to 4 guests. It’s a great opportunity to give U-Pick a try and get to know Oxbow. 

Cultivator and Steward levels: U-Pick on ANY Member day with unlimited Day Passes. You can bring up to 4 guests. Come out as many times as you’d like!

Kids of all ages are welcome in the U-Pick fields – it’s a great time for the whole family! Please leave your pets at home, though. You’ll be harvesting on a working organic farm, and with the exception of registered service animals, dogs are not permitted anywhere on the property.

Herbs and Flowers

U-Pick Herbs and Flowers are FREE and unlimited* for our Members!  

Anticipated flowers: zinnia, sweet pea, sunflowers, marigolds, rudbekia, calendula, bachelor button

Anticipated herbs: basil, cilantro, dill

*Members at the Explorer level receive 4 U-Pick Day Passes annually; Cultivator and Steward levels receive unlimited U-Pick Day Passes all season long.

Fruit and Veggies

U-Pick fruit and veggies are available at special Member pricing per pound. Exact pricing will be advertised at the Farm Stand, so be sure to check out our availability board when you arrive.

Anticipated seasonal veggies: sugar snap peas, green beans, cherry tomatoes

Anticipated seasonal fruit and berries: raspberries, apples, pears, plums, and grapes

Unlimited free flowers and herbs are for personal Member use only. If you need to harvest bulk quantities of herbs and flowers for commercial use, please contact our Farm Sales department at farmers@oxbow.org or call 425-788-1134 x 2 to make arrangements. 

Is it a basket? Is it a bucket? Nope, it’s a busket!

U-Pick Containers

All members will receive their own “busket” (it’s a basket and a bucket all in one!) for harvesting produce. Please DO NOT dispose of your busket! You’ll be able to re-use it throughout the season. We cannot store your buskets at Oxbow, so please take it home, give it a wash, and label it with your name for future use.

For more delicate items like raspberries, we’ll provide pint baskets. For flowers and herbs, we’ll have gallon buckets available to borrow and pick into, and we’ll provide pruners to cut stems.

You are highly encouraged to bring your own additional reusable containers from home. We will have a very limited supply of take-home boxes/bags available for a small fee if you forget your containers or your busket at home.

U-Pick Tips


Questions about U-Pick? Contact us at members@oxbow.org or call 425-788-1134 for assistance.