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Bates Nut Farm

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Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Nice selection of munchies!

They have a nice variety of candies and other goodies that they make, as well as fruits and nuts... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charles S
Wall Township, New Jersey
Great fun for families!

Our 2 year old granddaughter rode a pony and played in the petting farm with goats, ducks... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Don S
San Diego, California
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“petting zoo”(11 reviews)
“pumpkin patch”(13 reviews)
Bates Nut Farm has welcomed families to the farm for over 50 years. Come shop for a variety of nuts, candies, homemade fudge, gourmet treats and gift items. Visit us year round, bring a picnic, feed the animals or attend one of many of our special...more
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15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
+1 760-749-3333
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In Valley Center, hidden on Woods Valley road is the Bates Nut Farm. The farm started by selling walnuts. But now purchase’s nuts from all over the world. Like Pistachios, pecans, cashews, almonds, peanuts and much more. The variety of nuts can be purchased raw,...More

Thank Stacheck
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been visiting Bates Nut Farm for years now. Each time is a relaxing experience that would be great for people of all ages. Either to enjoy a nice tranquil picnic for two or let the kids feed some animals...Bates has...More

Thank 67beast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, When I moved to the San Diego Area in '91 this is one of the first places I was introduced to. It's a lovely place, you can pick pumpkins for Halloween, Trees for Christmas, they have a petting zoo, a great...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've gone to Bates several times. They are always hosting special events like pumpkin patches, fundraisers, dog shows, car shows, etc. on the grounds. They even have a free petting zoo! The main store has all types of nuts, plus fudge, candy, jams and souvenirs....More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a nice variety of candies and other goodies that they make, as well as fruits and nuts from other sources. If you are in the neighborhood, this is a nice stop.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

They had an event going with vendors selling vintage and many other things also a great BBQ tritip a chicken vendor. Also had rows of vintage cars. Bounce house for kids, animals to feed. The store has nuts from all over the world, homemade fudge,...More

Thank 746marye
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Bates Nut Farm is an AWESOME place for families to visit. Our trek from Cincinnati, Ohio to my Aunt's in Escondido, initially led us here. My kids had a great time feeding the animals in the petting zoo and picking out their favorite candies and...More

Thank Shani P
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great place to visit with the entire family. Plan on finding all kinds of nuts, candy, fudge, chocolates, etc, etc........ Very creative and helpful staff. On site petting zoo, pumpkin patch, citrus and other trees. Try the Dark Chocolate Carmel with Sea Salt..... a must...More

Thank kwdarby
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Our 2 year old granddaughter rode a pony and played in the petting farm with goats, ducks, chickens, pigs, and rabbits. It is very cute and is fun to observe the children interacting with the small animals. We walked the pumpkin patch where she selected...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If you have been to any other halloween pumpkin patch, don't expect anything to blow you away! If you care to make the drive be prepared for most of the San Diego County to joon you. Pumpkins are cheaper at the grocery store and the...More

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