One of the best things about the Lodi area is its fertile soil and mild climate, which makes it a prime area for the freshest produce to grow. Whether you love juicy cherries, the sweetest strawberries or the most flavorful asparagus, Lodi and its surrounding areas offer some kind of locally grown produce year-round.
Here is a look at some of the fresh produce business in the area:
17405 N. Highway 88, Lockeford
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. year-round.
Produce: Varies on the season. Asparagus, kiwi, cherries, strawberries, melons, squash, peppers.
17815 E. Highway 88, Clements
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Open April 1 through November.
Produce: Cherries, strawberries, sweet corn, Italian red onions, bell peppers, walnuts, winter squash, specialty torpedo onions, homemade raviolis, fudge, fruit pies, biscotti and Focaccia.
Antoinette Celle Vineyards
Duncan Road, one mile south of Eight Mile Road. Enter to the scale yard at 17803 E. Baker to park and pick up grapes.
Hours: Daybreak until dusk; call first.
Produce: Rare Dolcetti di Dogliani winegrape, a you-pick vineyard for home winemakers and wineries (available in September). They also offer California Registered Organic cage-free brown eggs, seasonal produce, peaches, herbs, flowers, walnuts, chestnuts and baked goods.
28568 N. Cherokee Lane, Galt
Hours: Closed Sundays, call number posted on gate when you arrive.
Biglieri Farms Farm Market
17815 E. Highway 88, Clements
Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., opens in April.
Produce: Walnuts, strawberries, asparagus, yams, tomatoes, cashews, peanuts, almonds.
Clements Ridge Produce
23225 Highway 88, Clements
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May through August; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. the rest of the year.
Produce: Strawberries, fruit or vegetables. Other food: Tri-tip sandwiches, pies and a wine tasting room. They also have a tasting room for Clements Ridge Vineyards.
6752 E. Main St., Stockton
Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month from May to October.
Produce: Walnuts, pumpkins, green beans, tomatoes and more.
Other activities: Tours of the walnut grove; pumpkin patch, green beans and tomatoes available for kids to pick.
26 W. Stewart Road, Lathrop
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 3 to 31
Produce: Pumpkins, Indian corn.
Other activities: Corn maze, hay ride and scarecrow contest.
Highway 88 and Brandt Road, Lodi
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day in the summer
Produce: Strawberries, green onions and snow peas.
Lo Wa Saetern
15671 Lower Sacramento Rd, Lodi
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day from April to June
Produce: Strawberries and blackberries.
17801 E. Highway 88, Clements
Hours: Closed during winter. Call for summer hours.
Produce: A complete mini-mart with a variety of produce.
1051 W. Turner Road
Hours: Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the summer season, starting the first week of July.
Produce: Onions, basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and melons. Walnuts and pumpkins are sold October through Thanksgiving.
Phillips Farms at Michael~David Winery
4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day
Produce: Delta asparagus, beans, bing cherries, peaches, butternut squash, heirloom tomatoes, broccoli and sweet corn.
Other activities: Tour the winery by appointment, winetasting or eat at the cafe.
S&R Egg Ranch
10710 E. Collier Road, Acampo
Hours: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, year-round
Produce: Fresh eggs and asparagus.
The Fruit Bowl
8767 E. Highway 88/E. Waterloo Road, Stockton
Hours: In summer, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Call or check website for fall and winter hours.
Produce: 55 varieties of peaches, nectarines, plums, pluots, summer squash, green beans and tomatoes.
Fresh Edibles at Sheri’s Sonshine
6 N. School St.
A community supported agriculture farm in French Camp delivers fresh vegetables and free-range chicken eggs to the store every week for members.
Contact Fresh Edibles Farm: 209-406-3100, www.freshedibles.org.
Produce: Fresh, local, seasonal vegetables from April to November.
Downtown Lodi Farmers Market
School Street, Lodi
Hours: Thursday evenings June through September.
Produce: Fresh local produce, baked goods, arts and crafts vendors, a food court, beer and wine garden, live entertainment, pony rides, bounce house and family fun.
Delta Farmers Market
2510 Highway 12, Isleton
Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends (though may stay open later if demand). Closed in the winter.
Produce: A variety.