Gizdich Ranch Watsonville
Where are we going today?
If you just LOVE that family farm experience, with fruit picking, tours around a working farm, and even tucking into some freshly baked pies, then head to Gizdich Ranch!
Gizdich Ranch is a charming working farm where the family can enjoy that classic day out with fruit picking, homemade treats, and even a self-guided tour.
The perfect place to get the kids outdoors, spending the day in the fresh air, and a beautiful countryside atmosphere!
At Gizdich Ranch in California, kids can pick their favorite fruit right off the tree or vine (and we bet you have a LOT of favorite fruits, don't you kids!), and learn all about what it means to have foods "in season".
Kids can get excited about healthy food when they can see right where it comes from!
Then, the family can even enjoy these tasty treats in your own picnic right among the apple trees. Sounds amazing!
Gizdich Ranch is, of course, a working farm, so don't miss the chance to take a self-guided walking tour! You can make your way through the apple orchards and berry farm, and maybe even pick your own as you pass by!
Plus you can see the apples being pressed for cider (Saturdays, September through May) and other seasonal specialities.
Great farm fun for the family, and especially the kiddies! (After all - that's what we're all about!)
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree! But pay for PYO berries
- ChildrenSame as adult
When can we go?
9am - 5pm, 7 days a week.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas
School field trips can be enjoyed from Sept to Oct for apple picking, and last two weeks of October for pumpkin season!.
Any Top Tips?
Pick Your Own customers are welcome to explore as they pick, organised tour prices will be confirmed seasonally. Check the website before you go as it's all listed on there. .
Need a little extra help?
Speak to the lovely staff about the accessibility of the farm!.
Can I get one of those?
They have a gift shop filled with goodies and antiques for you to take some great items home with you! They also have a great bake shop with everything cooked on the premises!.
What people are saying?
by Jeanne Turner
Our family began picking berries at Gizdich Ranch before our daughters - now 31 and 32, were even born. As they grew up, we went from the one on my back dribbling olallieberry juice down my neck to having them actually contribute to the family picking. I love the fact that Gizdich has always allowed children to pick, even though they emerge from the berry patch rather purple. This year, the berries ripened earlier than usual, which caught me unprepared. Since I had no time to pick, I ordered two flats of already-picked olallies. They were gorgeous!...Read More
by Abhijit Kalamkar
Great apple picking, love the Golden Delicious they have it here. Also the hot apple pies go off like hot cakes.
by Matt Storms
Cool place. Took the kids strawberry picking and it was cheap. Got there at 10 am and it was not bad. Not too many people. Only cost $10 worth of berries that we picked ourselves.
by Bobbie Grennier
Gizdich Ranch is a local destination for good times and outstanding farm fresh pies. Their apple pies are so yummy, you'll probably buy two. I know I do every time I go there. In the summertime they also offer pick your own strawberries in their near by field. There's lots to do if you've got kids and it makes a wonderful destination for a picnic. The Ranch is centrally located in the Monterey Bay.
by Jay Shah
I was able to get egglesspie and ice cream.. I love it
by Jeanne Turner
Our family began picking berries at Gizdich Ranch before our daughters - now 31 and 32, were even born. As they grew up, we went from the one on my back dribbling olallieberry juice down my neck to having them actually contribute to the family picking. I love the fact that Gizdich has always allowed children to pick, even though they emerge from the berry patch rather purple. This year, the berries ripened earlier than usual, which caught me unprepared. Since I had no time to pick, I ordered two flats of already-picked olallies. They were gorgeous! They had obviously been picked just that morning. All of them had the sheen of fresh berries and were dark and luscious. While I was at it I also purchase two containers of olallieberry purée, which saved me the time and mess of sieving half the berries for jam. The cobblers are in the freezer and there are three batches of jam in the cupboard. Although I missed the enjoyment of picking berries, myself (and I do enjoy that), it is nice to know that the already picked berries are of such high quality.