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Cherry Picking at the Little Purple Barn

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May 10, 2024 Categories: Community


Cherry Picking at the Little Purple Barn – Murray Family Farms Get ready for a day of fun and fresh cherries at Murray Family Farms’ Little Purple Barn Cherry Picking Event! Join us at the Little Purple Barn just off the I-5 throughout May for an unforgettable experience picking the juiciest cherries from our orchard. It’s a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors and bring home the best of our farm’s harvest.


Event Details:

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays throughout May, including Memorial Day

Time: 9am – 3pm

Location: The Little Purple Barn, 9557 Copus Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93313

Pricing: 1 Pint Tub (Children ages 4-10): $6.99 1.5 Quart Tub (General Admission): $24.99 Admission Requirement: Everyone entering the picking area must purchase a picking basket, multiple baskets available as harvest permits!


What’s Included:

Cherry Picking: Explore our orchard and hand-pick the freshest cherries, surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of our blooming trees.

Tractor Ride: Admission includes a complimentary tractor ride from the Little Purple Barn to the cherry orchards. Enjoy the scenic ride as you get ready for your cherry-picking adventure.

Important Reminder: Please ensure to check and follow all rules and guidelines for the cherry-picking event for a safe and enjoyable experience. Find them at

Getting There: From Bakersfield, take Highway 99 south past Herring & Sandrini Rd, then turn right onto Copus Rd. For more information, contact us at (661) 858-1100. We look forward to welcoming you to Murray Family Farms for a day of cherry picking, tractor rides, and farm-fresh fun.

After a day of cherry picking, don’t forget to step inside the Little Purple Barn, affectionately known as LPB. This quaint farm market is more than just a place to buy fresh produce—it’s a piece of Murray Family Farms’ rich history. The original home of Murray Family Farms, the LPB was formerly the Ol’ Tomato Weigh Station, where Heinz Ketchup would harvest thousands of pounds of tomatoes. Today, it still stands in a landmark of agricultural history as the birthplace of everyone’s favorite friendly family farm!

Why Visit the LPB?

Farm-Fresh Delights: Explore a wide selection of farm-fresh produce, including the season’s first cherries. You’ll also find handcrafted jams, honey, and other delectable treats made right here on the farm.

A Taste of History: As the original site of Murray Family Farms, the LPB carries a sense of tradition and heritage. The market’s rustic charm reflects the farm’s journey from a simple weigh station to a beloved local destination.

Farm-to-Table Experience: Take home the best of our farm’s produce and enjoy a farm-to-table experience with your family. Our knowledgeable Farmhands can recommend the freshest fruit and the most delicious items.

Meet Steven Murray: The LPB is the home of the world famous Steven Murray, known far and wide for his international travels exploring the world and collecting the most delicious and unique fruits across the globe. Visit the Little Purple Barn, and you might just have the chance to meet the man himself!

Whether you’re picking cherries or just exploring the farm, visiting the Little Purple Barn is a must. It’s more than a market—it’s a celebration of our farm’s past, present, and future. The home of the World Famous IFG Grapes and World First IFG Cherries only by Murray Family Farms! Stop by to enjoy the friendly ambiance, discover new flavors, and take home a little piece of Murray Family Farms.

Visit us at 9557 Copus Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93313, and experience the charm of the Little Purple Barn for yourself!

Event start Date Fri, May 10, 9:00 AM
Event End Date Tue, May 28, 5:00 PM


The Little Purple Barn, Murray Family Farms 9557 Copus Rd, Bakersfield,, CA 93313