It’s berry picking time at Webb Ranch

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on June 19, 2010

Berry pickers at Webb Ranch in Menlo Park

First came the blackberries. This weekend loganberries and raspberries make their debut. All are ready to be plucked from the vine – part of the 6,000 organic berries planted at Webb Ranch on Alpine Road in Menlo Park.

There’s a $3:00 admission to the fields per picker, but print out the U-Pick page on the Webb Ranch website, and dads and granddads get in free on Father’s Day,  Sunday, June 20. (Kids five and under are always free.)

Webb management recommends that pickers wear sunscreen, hats and tennis shoes (or other substantial footwear). Pick inside the  bush for the best berry flavor. Ripe berries comes off easily; if you have to pull hard, berries will be sour.

Berries at U Pick Webb RanchThe U-Pick fields are adjacent to the Webb Ranch stable (not the Farmer’s Market), on the west side of 280. They’re open Fri-Sat-Sun from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm through July 4. Baskets and wagons are supplied. Berries cost $4.50 a pound; $4.00 with a Harvest Card. Opening times are always subject to weather and supply, so check the website or call first at (650) 854-6334,

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