Baa There: Opening Day at Underwood Family Farms

Pick vegetables, pet animals, and bask in the soft Moorpark sunshine, starting in March.

What to Know

  • Friday, March 1
  • Moorpark
  • $5 Monday-Friday, $8 weekends and holidays

That jasmine scent that bewitchingly rides on the local breeze? Not yet in full, perfume-tastic mode.

The jacaranda blooms that purple-up lawns across the city? Those particular flowers are still a few weeks away, at least.

But spring is sending a few postcards our way, for sure, in order to let us know that it is about to disembark, and settle in, right here in Southern California. And one of spring's biggest signs is blinking brightly, in Moorpark, or will be as of Friday, March 1.

That's when Underwood Family Farms opens for the season, that goaty and glorious spread of pickable vegetables and homespun activities, the kind of pursuits that are a bit nostalgic, a bit back-to-the-land, and perfect for a family seeking out springtime Saturday fun.

But it doesn't have to be a Saturday, of course: Underwood Family Farms is open weekdays, too, and the admission is just five bucks a person (it's $8 on weekends and holidays).

For that price? You'll get to admire the caboodle of farm beasties that call the agra-spread home, always a popular must-do.


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If you're feeling the pull to pick your own healthy, ready-to-cook fruits and vegetables, that's a possibility, too. You'll want to keep watch on this page, to note what's especially robust and seasonal and ready for the picking.

As the season opens at the Moorpark Farm Center, look for opportunities to pick bok choy, cauliflower, grapefruits, various types of spinach, and both English and sugar snap peas.

Each goodie has its price-per-pound listed, once you head with your haul to the check-out counter.

Keep in mind that Underwood Family Farms is famous for its festivals, which can change up the vibe of the farm and bring out more people, too.

For sure, the destination's Fall Harvest Festival, with its huge pumpkin patch, is well-known, but so is its adorable Easter Springtime Festival, which begins to hop, hop, hop on March 30, 2019.

Admission prices go up a bit during bigger events, like festivals, but the actvities also vary, too. Hop, hop, hop to this info-filled page for more.

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