The Contra Costa Fruit Rescue ‘Comes to the Rescue!’

contra costa fruit rescue logo

Borrowed partially from an article written by Jody Morgan in the August 2023 edition of Alamo Today and Danville Today News. Contra Costa Fruit Rescue (CCFR) has been making a huge impact on saving excess fruit from waste and getting it to those in need since the non-profit began harvesting in January 2023. CCFR is…

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“of all the gin joints, in all the towns…..”

Mt Diablo across a field in Brentwood ca

Of all the cherry farm stands in all the towns in all the world….well in Brentwood anyway. A blog reporter by the name of Carrine, from Travel Lens stopped into Mike’s U-Pick last summer. Travel Lens is famous for creating posts of the ‘Best Things to Do In (fill in a city name)’, covering not…

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Cherry Farmers work on their cherry orchards year-round!

Mike, of our very own Mike’s U-Pick, was interviewed by Harvest Time at the end of January 2022 while he was out in the cherry orchard planting young new cherry trees. Harvest Time posted about this on their Facebook page; pointing out that while cherries are available for picking for only a short amount of…

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Safety First While You Cherry U-Pick in Brentwood

cars on the road near orchard

You can’t imagine the crowds of excited people who come to Brentwood during our peak u-pick days. We suggest staying focused on safety when driving to the various u-pick locations here in town. Please have a plan for your travels; map out the orchards that you’d like to visit. “Harvest Time” has an app for…

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Mikes U-pick gives back to their community

harvest crew from The Urban Farmers at Mike's Upick Cherry Orchard

Mike’s U-Pick loves to grow fruit for local u-pick enthusiasts. But sometimes there aren’t enough pickers in a season to get all the fruit. That happened with their cherries in the summer of 2019, and Mike’s didn’t want the fruit to go to waste. That’s when The Urban Farmers came to the rescue. Founded in…

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