Updated information on May 2020, not photos and story.
Update: South Coast Farms has moved to a new farming location, Tree of Life Nursery at 33201 Ortega Hwy in San Juan Capistrano.
A few weekends ago, we decided to head down to South Orange County and go strawberry picking in San Juan Capistrano at South Coast Farms. It's located in the heart of San Juan Capistrano just about a mile from the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Quite a few Sandy Toes and Popsicle Blog readers have recommend i check it out, so i just had to. and i was very glad i did. our family had the best time picking strawberries and enjoying the beautiful fields, landscape and OC sunshine. and the best thing is that all the strawberries are organic! We started by grabbing a handful of baskets...you are also welcome to bring your own baskets or sacks, and headed over to the field.
The Best Strawberry Picking in San Juan Capistrano
We read the rules and headed into the field...but not before we snapped a picture with baby girl and sat in the tractor!
The strawberries were big, red and very juicy. there were plenty to choose from. We spent a good amount of time exploring the fields and hunting out the best and biggest berries.
Even Miss Dani had fun picking the strawberries! daddy too.then we headed to the farm store to weigh and purchase our freshly picked strawberries. the farm store has plenty of fresh produce to purchase as well. If you don't feel like picking your own strawberries, you can purchase a basket or five. There are also lots of different fruits and veggies. Vann really wanted an apple! So he got an apple LOL.
We ended up with four baskets of strawberries to take home. They were priced at around $3 per pound which is great for organic strawberries. They also didn't last long because they were sweet and delicious.then it was time to head home. But first let's eat an apple hee hee.
We had the perfect afternoon at South Coast Farms. It's fun to be able to go strawberry picking in San Juan Capistrano and not have to travel so far away. i see many more trips in our future. We loved the strawberries so much, and it was a great experience for the kids to pick their own food. so much fun.