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Come join us on the farm where you can learn, play, taste, and share an experience that means something.
8:00am - 8:00pm
Weekdays 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 8:00pm
*Farm activities will be closed when temperatures exceed 102
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6700 General Beale Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93307
We grow two varieties of persimmons, one is the Hachia which is very much like persimmons you may be used to. They are only edible when you let them sit to the point of near rotting. The Fuyu persimmon however is absolutely amazing. It can be eaten at any time much like an apple. Delicious!
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We grow a huge variety of mandarins and tangerines, including the Tahoe Gold and Dancy Mandarins which are famous for their rich flavor and juicy interior. We offer a huge selection of easy to peel natural varieties. Don’t hesitate to ask for a sample, as the flavor of each mandarin varies wildly.
We grow a large variety of apples, including some very unique ones like the Arkhansa black apple. It’s exceedingly dark with an unrivaled crispness!
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Sea Beans are an exceptionally unique plant, in that it works well as an alternative to salt. These unassuming green treats make for amazingly unique additions to salad or topped on watermelon. Simply rub the green stems together or try them whole!
In selecting passion fruit for eating, choose those that are plump and ripe, and heavy for their size, as this indicates juiciness. Do not be put off at the sight of slightly wrinkled skin, since these are actually the sweetest. When kept in room temperature, passion fruits should be eaten within a couple of days.
Asian pears are often times mistaken for apples, with a rough sandpapery exterior. They tend to be very sweet with little juice.
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Elderberries make fantastic jam and preserves. They’re also well known as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments!
We grow a wide variety of absolutely amazing grapes that you’ve never heard of including the Thomcord, a mix of Concord and Thompson seedless. Sweet concord flavor with no seeds! Hooray!
Our delicious red grapes are juicy and crisp, just bursting with flavor. If you’ve never tried freezing grapes and eating them as a snack, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how effective they are at turning a Bakersfield summer day into a stay-cation of the ages!
We grow a huge variety of delicious green grapes including the muscat variety, made famous by muscat wine. The Muscat is to green grapes as the concord is to purple. If you havent tried to complex flavors of the muscat you’re missing out on a great experience!
The guava is one of our more exotic fruits. You may be familiar with them from various drinks, but you can get them fresh right here at Murray Family Farms!
The sole variety of lime we grow is the Costello lime, otherwise known as the Key Lime! If you are looking to make a fresh key-lime pie, Murray family farms is the first place to stop!
Medlar are hard and acidic, but become edible after being softened by frost, or naturally in storage given sufficient time. Once softening begins, the skin rapidly takes on a wrinkled texture and turns dark brown, and the inside reduces to the consistency and flavour reminiscent of apple sauce.
We grow white and yellow nectarines! Did you know theres barley any difference between peaches and nectarines? They’re so similar that peaches sometimes grow on nectarine trees and vice versa!
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Our peaches can weigh more than 4 pounds each, growing the size of a normal persons head! You can peel a peach easily by dipping it in boiling water, then quickly dunking it into ice water!
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Pluots are a mix between Plums and Apricots. While Apriums tend to look like apricots, Pluots come in a huge variety of shapes and colors!
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Pomegranates are the fruit of kings! They even have their own little crown. One of the most interesting things about pomegranates are that they still have their original latin name. Pome means apple, and Granate means stone, or seed. They were referred to as stone apples back in the day! Don’t you feel clever now!
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While we grow a big selection of pluots, the few plums we grow are to die for. If you look closely at your plums, you can tip yourself off to the freshness by taking note of the powder on the exterior. This is called “Luster” or “Bloom”, and is produced naturally. The more powder, the fresher the fruit!
the Italian Sweet Pepper is a popular variety of pepper commonly used in Italian cooking. Often referred to as a frying pepper, it is frequently sautéed in olive oil and added to a variety of foods such as pasta, meats, pizza, or salad greens.
Bell peppers are actually not very hot at all, Literally! They don’t produce any Capsicum which is enzyme that makes hot peppers hot. The strong flavor you get from Bell peppers come from Malic acid - A type of acid that makes unripe fruit tart, and green bell peppers are unripe! at their full ripeness, they turn a variety of colors while some are forever green.
Poblano peppers have a distinct balance between the mild crispness of bellpeppers while still producing a minor bit of heat, however when ripened to a red they become pretty warm!
Grape tomatoes are oblong and shaped like grapes. They're about half the size of cherry tomatoes, with thicker skins. Grape tomatoes aren't as sweet as cherry tomatoes, and their flesh is meatier and less watery.
Watch out, it’s about to get sciency. Eggplants can often times be flavor neutral and added to dishes which is a benefit considering it has dietary fiber, vitamin B1 and copper. Its a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate and vitamin K. Eggplant also contains phytonutrients such as nasunin and chlorogenic acid. Woah.
Also known as the Young Pickle, cucumbers are actually pretty amazing. The term “Cool as a Cucumber” comes from the fact that eating cucumbers eases swelling by cooling the blood. It has phytochemicals that work especially well against the germs that cause bad breath, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg and we’re not talking lettuce!
Okra is a rare find, so do make sure to pre-order or call ahead to make sure It’s in stock! Okra is popular in many types of southern cooking. They’re popularly fried, but when boiled they give a dish a thick broth like texture!
The Honey Orange Melon is one that’s quick to recall the flavors of home, as it grows with relative ease and can be found in many back yard gardens. The melon itself is famous for its extremely crisp and sweet flavor. It is easy to pick these melons before they are at their peak ripeness, so take great care when choosing your Honey Orange!
Rambutan is a fruit native to india, whos name means “Hairs!” The flavor is slightly acidic with grape like tones. Even the nut on the inside is quite edible. They can be eaten raw or cooked, but definitly require peeling!
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Get ready to become a certified Pumpkin-ologist in this edition of Fruit Spotlight! Err, I mean, Harvest Spotlight!
Green Produce is a staple in many parts of the world, and can be a new introduction to a time tested piece of fruit! Check out this break down of all the very best in Verde!
Murray Family Farms is first and foremost a cherry farm, and you’ll learn all about them in this edition of Fruit Spotlight!
Elderberries are fruits that have been harvested for ages. Their uses are many and their flavor unique! Inquire within…. This weeks episode of Fruit Spotlight!
The Buddha’s Hand Citron is as strange as it is legendary! Take a peak into the rich history of this juiceless lemon in this weeks edition of “Fruit Spotlight”!
Farmers measure the health of their fruit by checking it’s sugar. Even plants like avocados and Radishes have a certain level of sugar! You can learn more by clicking here!
Learn how to freeze your berries and keep them ready for eatin’ for a good long while! Click here to learn more!
Murray Family Farms’ most popular event, the October Funfest! Pick fresh pumpkins, take a hayride and celebrate the harvest with us!
Fresh Christmas trees, Sl-Hay rides across the farm and some of the most unforgettable winter fun imaginable.
Come meet the Easter Bunny and celebrate spring with your favorite family farm!
Celebrating all things berry with Murray Family Farms! Special berry games, recipes, and limited time fun at the Big Red Barn
For two special days out of the year, you can bring your entire family out to the farm - including your furry friends!
Camp Minimurray is the number one camp in Bakersfield for all things Ag! Little campers will participate in plays and learn all about planting their own food from real farmers!