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From Field to Fork

Ventura County residents are fortunate to live in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the nation. Growers here produce more than 100 commercial crop varieties, and the annual value of Ventura County production ranks it 10th among the nation’s 3,140 counties.
 
Thanks to the moderate climate, farmers can ship fresh fruit and vegetables from local fields and orchards to stores and restaurants year-round. Because Ventura County growers produce such enormous quantities of these crops — it takes more than 80 million Americans, for example, to consume the annual strawberry crop — most of this bounty is destined for markets outside the county. Still, local residents can find a wide array of locally grown food at markets, restaurants and roadside stands throughout the area.



Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Ventura County crops and harvest seasons by clicking here.



Ventura County Food MapVentura County Food Map

A guide to farmers markets, roadside stands, you-pick operations and community-supported agriculture (CSA).
Click here to see the map.

Color Coding:
Blue: Farmers markets
Red: Roadside stands or on-farm markets
Green: You-pick operations
Yellow: CSAs
Purple: Sources of agricultural information
Violet: Restaurants that feature local products

To be added to this map, contact the Farm Bureau of Ventura County at info@farmbureauvc.com.

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Farmers’ Markets in Ventura County

There are eight certified farmer’s markets in Ventura County. To participate in a certified market, farmers and producers must raise, catch, gather, grow or otherwise produce the products they sell. All other food producers must have verifiable proof of production, undergo an on-site inspection, meet all county and state health department regulations and carry appropriate licensing.
 
For more information about Ventura County Certified Farmers Markets, click here. To find a market elsewhere in California, click here.
 
Camarillo
Location: 2220 Ventura Blvd. (Map)
Hours: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon
Phone: (805) 482-1507
 
Moorpark
Location: High Street, between Walnut Street and Moorpark Avenue (Map)
Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: (818) 597-9506

Oak Park
Location: Oak Park Plaza, corner of Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads (Map)
Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: (805) 643-6458

Ojai
Location: 300 E. Matilija St. (Map)
Hours: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: (805) 698-5555
 
Oxnard
Location: Harbor and Channel Islands boulevards (Map)
Hours: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phone: (805) 643-6458
Location: Plaza Park at Fifth and C streets (Map)
Hours: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Phone: (805) 483-7960
 
Santa Clarita
Location: College of the Canyons, Parking Lot 8 (Map)
Hours: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Simi Valley
Location: Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way, in the parking lot in front of Limon Latin Grill (Map)
Hours: Fridays, 3 to 8 p.m.
Phone: (805) 643-6458
 
Thousand Oaks
Location: Oaks Shopping Center, East End Parking Lot, Wilbur Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard (Map)
Hours: Thursdays, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: (805) 529-6266
 
Ventura
Location: Pacific View Mall parking lot facing Main Street (Map)
Hours: Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Phone: (805) 529-6266
Location: Palm and Santa Clara streets (Map)
Hours: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Phone: (805) 529-6266

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Roadside Stands

Many local growers operate seasonal or year-round stands on or near their farms, where shoppers can purchase fruits and vegetables freshly plucked from the fields. If you operate such a stand, or know of one that is not on this list, please send us an e-mail.

Bennett’s Honey Farm
3177 E. Telegraph Road, Fillmore (Map)
Contact: (805) 521-1375; Susie@bennetthoney.com
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Product: Nine varieties of raw and natural honey


Friend's Ranches
Location: 15150 Maricopa Highway, Ojai (Map)
Contact: (805) 646-2871; friendsranches@aol.com
Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays, 7 a.m. to noon
Products: Tangerines, citrus
 
McGrath Family Farm
Location: 1012 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010 (Map)
Contact: (805) 485-4210; mcgrathfamilyfarm@gmail.com
Hours: Open daily, March-December; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to dusk on weekends.
Products: Berries, flowers, organic produce
 
New Oak Ranch
Location: 9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai (Map)
Contact: (805) 640-1189; info@newoakranch.com
Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., mid-June through July; rest of year by appointment
Products: Lavender, olive oil, pixie tangerines, walnuts
 
Noble Organic Ranch
Location: Online sales only
Contact: (805) 530-3958; mnoble@nobleorganicranch.com
Products: Organic avocados and lemons 

Terry Berries
Location: 7618 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA 93003 (Map)
Contact: martha@terryberries.com
Hours: Open six days a week (weather permitting), February through mid-June; Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. until sold out (usually around 5:30-6 p.m.) Saturday: 9:30 a.m. until sold out (usually earlier than 5p.m.)
Product: Strawberries
 
Underwood Family Farms — Somis
Location: 5696 Los Angeles Ave., Somis, CA 93066 (Map)
Contact: (805) 386-4660; info@underwoodfamilyfarms.com
Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, year-round (closes at 5 p.m. outside of Daylight-Saving Time)
Products: Berries, produce

Underwood Family Farms — Moorpark
Location: 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark , CA 93021 (Map)
Contact: (805) 529-3690; info@underwoodfamilyfarms.com
Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March-November (closes at 5 p.m. outside of Daylight-Saving Time)
Products: Berries, produce

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U-Pick

Pick-your-own produce operations allow customers to harvest their own vegetables and fruit. They usually charge by the pound, and some may also collect an admission fee.
 
Christmas Ranch Tree Farm – Thousand Oaks
Location:
1586 Pederson Road, Thousand Oaks (Map)
Contact: (805) 527-6412 or (805) 501-0874; campinetree@aol.com
Hours: Monday-Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Day after Thanksgiving through Dec. 24
Product: Choose-and-cut Christmas trees (10 varieties), plus pre-cut firs

Christmas Ranch Tree Farm – Simi Valley
Location:
3800 Cochran St., Simi Valley (Map)
Contact: (805) 527-6412 or (805) 501-0874; campinetree@aol.com
Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Day after Thanksgiving through Dec. 24
Product: Choose-and-cut Christmas trees (10 varieties), plus pre-cut firs

New Oak Ranch

Location: 9599 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai (Map)
Contact: (805) 640-1189; info@newoakranch.com
Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., mid-June through July; rest of year by appointment
Product: Lavender

Underwood Family Farms — Moorpark
Location: 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark , CA 93021 (Map)
Contact: (805) 529-3690
Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March-November (closes at 5 p.m. outside of Daylight-Saving Time)
Crops (varies seasonally): Strawberries, black-eye peas, navel oranges, tomatoes, blackberries, peppers, chilies, apricots, cucumbers, squash, Valencia oranges, gourds, pumpkins, green beans, raspberries, salad vegetables.
 
Underwood Family Farms — Somis
Location: 5696 Los Angeles Ave., Somis, CA 93066 (Map)
Contact: (805) 386-4660
Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, year-round (closes at 5 p.m. outside of Daylight-Saving Time)
Crop: Blueberries (available late May to mid-July)


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Community-Supported Agriculture

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) allows consumers to buy a share in a farm’s production and receive weekly boxes of whatever vegetables, fruit and other products are ready for market that week. Some CSAs deliver to neighborhood drop-off points; others require that each week’s box be picked up at the farm. Some CSAs bundle the production of several small local farms to provide a wider selection of products.
 
Join the Farm
Location: 4710 E. Hueneme Road, Oxnard, CA 93033 (Map)
Contact: (805) 246-1070, info@jointhefarm.com

Deardorff Family Farms
Fresh Picks by Deardorff Organics
Location: 400 N Lombard St., Oxnard 93030
Contact: Christine Smith, FreshPicks@DeardorffFamilyFarms.com, (805) 200-5216
Sign up at: www.DeardorffFamilyFarms.com
More Info: http://www.deardorfffamilyfarms.com/links.html

McGrath Family Farm

Location: 1012 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010 (Map)
Contact: (805) 983-0333
 
Underwood Family Farms
Location: 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark , CA 93021 (Map)
Contact: (805) 529-3690
 
Rio Gozo Farm
Location: 1651 Rice Road, Ojai, CA 93023 (Map)
Contact: (805) 290-0988

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