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Bates Nut Farm

  • Owner
    Tom & Sherrie Ness
  • Address
    15954 Woods Valley Rd
  • Address2
    N / A
  • City
    Valley Center
  • County
    San Diego
  • Zip
  • email
  • Phone
  • Directions

    From County Hwy S-6, turn east on Woods Valley Rd. in Valley Center.  Follow the signs to 15954 Woods Valley Rd.

  • Hours
    Daily, 9am-5pm
  • Primary Ag Business
    • Other (please explain below)
  • Primary Ag Business--Other


  • Farm or ranch acreage
  • Activities

    For over 40 years the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch has provided visitors with a true farm experience.  Bates Nut Farm specializes in pumpkins grown right on the property weighing anywhere from 50 to 200 pounds. Throughout the year, Bates offers tours and educational talks to schools and organizations, in addition to ongoing special events and guest speakers.

  • Products

    Pumpkins,dried fruits, nuts, gourmet food items, homemade fudge, candy, gifts, home decor, clothing, jewelry.  Seasonal craft fairs, entertainment, food.

  • Events

    The Pumpkin Patch is open daily from 9-5 through the month of October.  The Bates Nut Farm retail store, Farmer's Daughter gift shop, picnic grounds, and farm animal zoo are open year round.  Check our website for special events.

  • Accommodations
    • wedding or event facilities
  • Direct Agricultural Sales
    • agriculture-related gifts/crafts
    • on-farm sales
    • processed food
    • wine
    • juice
    • oil
    • U-pick
  • Educational Experience
    • classes or workshops
    • farm tours
    • lecture/presentation
    • participatory experience
    • school or youth tours
  • Entertainment
    • corn or other maze
    • festivals and fairs
    • games
    • races and contests
    • hay rides
    • petting zoo
    • picnic or play area
    • pumpkin patch
    • special events
  • Outdoor Recreation
    • bird watching
    • photography
    • wildlife viewing
  • Miscellaneous
    N / A