Harvesting (and veggie picking!) is our favorite pastime of the season! When the leaves start to change, there’s nothing better than heading to a pumpkin patch or farm to celebrate the fall. There’s just something about the beautifully colored leaves, jolly people all about, and coming home with the perfect pick of fruits and vegetables! We’d love for our residents to feel the magic of harvest farms so we’ve come up with the two best around us:

Manassero Farms

The Original Manassero Farms is a fresh produce farm located right here in Irvine. This harvest farm was started by Dan Manassero, with three California locations open during the Fall including Irvine, Brea, and Tustin. They also have the Original Manassero Farms Irvine Market, where you can find local goodies and hand-picked fruits and veggies without visiting the actual farms. Pick out the best produce close to home at their Irvine location, where you’ll find veggies and pumpkins to help you celebrate the beginning of Fall. And, you can bring your dog along too because this farm is dog-friendly! Let fido run and play while you find your favorite pick of produce. Then, turn some of those delicious fruits and veggies into a fresh baked pie for a pre-holiday celebration.

Tanaka Farms

At this local farm in Irvine, Tanaka Farms, you can celebrate fall to the max! Take a Fall Harvest Tour where you’ll come across many fresh vegetables. The tour consists of a 30-acre wagon ride, where you’ll learn about the fresh crops they harvest all year, plus learn about all the hard work and effort that goes into growing their fresh fruits and veggies during each season. They’ll even give you samples of hand-picked fresh vegetables right where they’re grown! For the last few days of September, you’ll be able to find yellow watermelon around their tours, a Fall harvest favorite! Plus, pick out a pumpkin at their pumpkin patch during the entire month of October. Enjoy this beautiful season by picking fresh veggies and taking a wagon ride with your loved ones under the beautiful California sunshine.

Enjoy the season and get festive! We hope you find the perfect produce at these two festive Harvest Farms! Share your finds with us on Facebook or Instagram. And, keep following our blog here for more Irvine hotspots!