Pumpkin Picking at Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen, CA

You know it’s October when you are seeing pumpkins EVERYWHERE!!!

We spent the day picking for our first pumpkins of the season at Riley’s Farm.

Just last month we went to pick some apples and raspberries.

The 760 acre farm is in a beautiful location, in the foothills of San Gorgonio mountains. The farm is owned by the Riley family and about 35 members still live in various residences on the property, which is 4 miles long. Several of their employees live full time or part time on the farm as well.

Currently, you can pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins. They offer many different variety of each fruit as well. The selection of apples, pumpkins and pears available for U-Pick was extensive and easy to get to.  The farm is quite large, and the apple and pear trees are marked with color coded flags so you know what kind of apples and pears you are picking.

Once you pick your pumpkin, they’ll weigh it and then charge you a small amount.

There are also a lot of activities here designed to educate kids about farm life. During the week they offer educational programs and tours for local schools. The petting zoo only cost $5 and you are able to feed goats, sheep and a few horses.

This little pumpkin came home with Raleigh.

And mine is the white and green stripy one!!!

Important notes:

*There isn’t a drop of alcohol or carbonated sodas offered or served. If you’re looking for a bar, you’ll need to look else where.

We decided to head across the street to a Mexican resturant that serves ice cold Beer…and had a band…


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jim Riley
    Nov 19, 2008 @ 06:23:30

    Thanks for dropping by to see us!

    –Jim Riley
    Riley’s Farm

    P.S. Next year, we’ll apply for our wine, beer, and hard cider license.


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