Bates Nut Farm
VALLEY CENTER (KUSI) — In 1921, Gilbert and Beatrice Bates moved their family to the picturesque oak-filled valley of Valley Center, where they purchased the Walnut Slope Ranch — what would later become the immensely popular Bates Nut Farm.
Bates Nut Farm started out as a walnut farm, but now sells a variety of nuts from all over the world, and of course, they are known in the fall for their assortment of pumpkins.
Pistachios, pecans, cashews, peanuts, pignolias, sunflower seeds and much more can be bought in our retail store or online store. The Bates family takes pride in providing a quality product at a fair price.
The Bates raised their family of 5 boys together with all sorts of old-fashioned farm things like geese, ducks, goats, horses, rabbits, sheep, tractors, and plows.
Little did Gilbert know that 80 years later his family farm would provide joy and pleasure for 5 generations of his family, along with thousands of visitors from around the world that make a special trip to the Bates farm each year.