Houston Area Guide to Fruit Picking {Plus Free Produce Printable}

Now that winter cold fronts are beginning to wane and spring weather is officially in sight, it’s time to come out of hibernation! Picking berries and other local produce is SUCH a fun activity to do with the family. Throw off the cozy blankets, get out from in front of the TV, and get some fresh air while adding some fresh fruits and veggies to your pantry!

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REMINDER :: Fresh fruit ready for picking can be unpredictable, available in limited quantities {so it can run out}, and be susceptible to weather conditions. Always call the farm ahead of time or follow them on social media to check hours and availability.

{Here is a map of below linked farms so you can see which ones are on your side of town.}


Atkinson Farms

You can pick strawberries March through May, blackberries in May and June, and tomatoes in the summer. There is also a large store where you can load up on additional fresh produce that is grown on the farm. 

  

 

Location :: 3217 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388
Seasons :: Open March 1 – October 31
Hours :: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sundays, 10am – 2pm
Phone :: (832) 381-8202

Cost :: No entry fee, $3.99 per pound of berries

 


B&M Blueberry Farms

You can pick blueberries, enjoy blueberry lemonade, and spend a fun day out in the country.

 

 

Location :: 2345 Blueberry Patch, Silsbee, TX 77656

Seasons :: Open year round
Hours :: Monday – Saturday 8am – 5pm
Phone :: (409) 385-1200

 


Berryland Farms

Berryland Farms is back to it after a lengthy hiatus from Hurricane Harvey! Take a trek out east down I-10 to hit up the super cute and quaint farm for all your berry-picking pleasure.

 

 

Location :: 2877 FM 1941, Winnie, TX 77665

Seasons :: Mid-May thru October
Hours :: Reservations only Tuesday – Friday, Weekends open 10am – 6pm
Phone :: (713) 551-6360

 


Blakelock’s Berries

Worth a trip to the North of Houston to visit this family-run you-pick berry farm! Currently they produce blueberries and thornless blackberries. There is no entry fee and they provide buckets for picking and containers for the ride home.

 

 

Location :: 15761 FM-3083, Grangerland, Texas

Seasons :: 3rd week of May through late June / early July. During blueberry season {late April – early May}, they only open to the public on one or two days each weekend. During blackberry season {late May – early July}, they are open from 8-6 Wednesday through Sunday. Check their website or Facebook page for hours.
Hours :: Seasonal, Check their website or Facebook page for hours.
Phone :: (409) 385-1200

Cost :: $3.50 per pound

 


Blessington Farms

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Blessington Farms is best known for strawberry picking {December – May}, but they also have blueberries {late May – June} and blackberries {June – early July}. You’ll pay $5 per pound for strawberries, $10 per pound for blueberries, and $8 per pound for blackberries. Be sure to follow their Facebook page for open hours and berry availability, and don’t miss their Farm Funland {$15 admission fee} that has hay rides, giant slides, a petting zoo, and more!

 

 

Location :: 510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton, Texas 77476

Seasons :: Picking hours vary depending on availability; The strawberry pads open at 10:00 AM and will close at either 12:00 PM or at an earlier time when the berries have been picked-out.
Hours :: Picking hours vary depending on availability; The strawberry pads open at 10:00 AM and will close at either 12:00 PM or at an earlier time when the berries have been picked-out.
Phone :: (832) 444-8717

Cost :: No admission fee; $5 per pound for strawberries, $10 per pound for blueberries, and $8 per pound for blackberries

 


Brown’s Berry Farm

Brown’s Berry Farm located in East Texas has the cutest property with a little B&B for those who want to make a weekend of it. They are touted to have some of the sweetest blueberries and blackberries around, and they are plentiful! There are some trails to explore on the property and a little fishing hole if you want to live out your day in the country dreams. They also offer organic eggs and other vegetables for purchase.

 

 

Location :: County Rd 3073, Kirbyville, Texas

Seasons :: Open year round
Hours :: Monday – Saturday 7am – 7pm
Phone :: (409) 963-4056

Cost :: No entry fee; $12 per GALLON of berries, $125 per night for the bed and breakfast

 


Chmielewski’s Blueberry Farm

This blueberry farm is located approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Houston.  They have about 8 acres of a mixture of Rabbiteye and Southern Highbush Blueberries.  Some of the blueberries ripen early in the season, some mid season and some late in the season.  The blueberries start ripening late in May and continue for about 6 weeks (possibly 1 to 2 weeks into July if it doesn’t get to hot and dry).  

 

 

Location :: County Rd 3073, Kirbyville, Texas

Seasons :: Open roughly mid-May through first part of July
Hours :: Wednesday 7:30am – 1pm, Saturday & Sunday 7:30am – 2pm
Phone :: (281) 304-0554

Cost :: No entry fee; $4 per pound

 


Froberg’s Farm

At Froberg’s Farm you can pick strawberries in the spring! Other fresh produce is available for purchase. There are weekend activities such as the corn cannon, duck races, the bee coaster, the mining sluice, and the berry fun land playground. We recommend trying out the homemade pickles, jellies, preserves, pecan brittle, and kettle corn. Take the kids to check out the snack bar for ice cream cones, snow cones, and other sweet treats.

 

 

Location :: 3601 West Hwy 6, Alvin, TX 77511

Seasons :: Open year round
Hours :: Daily, 9am – 6pm
Phone :: (281) 585-3531

Cost :: No entry fee; Strawberries are $3 per pound plus $1.25 CASH for Froberg’s bucket (reusable for future trips), Fees for other activities and yummy homemade goods

 


Fruits N’ Such Orchard

This small family-owned pick-your-own orchard in Dickinson is only open when there is produce to pick. When in season {typically during May and June}, you can pick juicy peaches, fresh strawberries, and more! They often have an assortment of tomatoes, herbs, and other produce to pick too, as well as fresh eggs.

 

 

Location :: 6309 Avenue U, Dickinson, Texas

Seasons :: Open seasonally, call ahead
Hours :: Call or visit their Facebook page for details
Phone :: (832) 443-6733

 


Jollisant Farms

You can pick just about anything at Jollisant Farms in Plantersville! Choices include :: strawberries, blueberries, carrots, lettuce, corn, okra, peppers, watermelon, green beans, potatoes, peas, squash, and more! There is also a catch and release fishing pond and a stocked catfish farm where you can keep the fish you catch. Don’t miss their blueberry jalapeño jam, spicy zucchini relish, and dozens of other creative canned items for sale before you leave.

 

 

Location :: 11351 County Rd 203, Plantersville, TX 77363

Seasons :: Open year round
Hours :: Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm; Sunday, 1 – 5pm
Phone :: (936) 894-2766

 


Matt Family Farm

Matt Family Orchard estimates blueberries will be available for picking in April or May. They will also have blackberries, asian dates, asian pears, figs, and asian persimmons in the fall. There are more than 40 acres of various produce on the farm. Tours are conducted year round for $9 per person and includes a hayride around 145 acres, picnic tables seating 200 people, games, swing sets, volleyball and basketball facilities, and everything you need for a campfire.

 

 

Location :: 21110 Bauer Hockley Road, Tomball, TX 77377

Seasons :: Open year round; Blueberries {April-May}, Blackberries {mid May – mid July}, Loquat {mid April – mid May}, Peach {mid May – June}, Jujube {mid July – August}, Asian Pear {July – August}, Fig {July – September}, Asian Persimmon {October – November}, Citrus {October – November}
Hours :: Hours vary, Call the fruit hotline
Phone :: (281) 351-7676

 


P-6 Farms

This seasonal family event venue hosts a huge Easter Festival in April, and in the summer months they welcome you to pick fresh right-off-the-vine berries and produce. They have a farmers market and family fun park to enjoy as well!

 

 

Location :: 9963 Poole’s Road, Montgomery, TX 77356

Seasons :: Picking season typically begins in March 
Hours :: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 2 pm
Phone :: (936) 597-6062

Cost :: $2 farm admission for 2-60 yrs {cash}, $1.50 for P-6 bucket {cash}, for every 5 lbs of produce purchased, one $2 paid admission will be credited back at checkout

 


Wood Duck Farms

Pick strawberries at Wood Duck Farm on the weekends for $3 per pound. This is a working farm with many other options of produce and even a produce share program for area cities. You might even see a pasture pig or two laying around in the mud!

 

 

Location :: 270 Pine Valley Rd, Cleveland, Texas 77328

Seasons :: Picking season typically begins in March 
Hours :: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 2 pm
Phone :: (281) 593-3642

 


Want more information on when produce is in season in Southeast Texas? Check out our free fruity printable here!


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One Response to Houston Area Guide to Fruit Picking {Plus Free Produce Printable}

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    Hillary Marek May 24, 2020 at 6:49 am #

    Is there an updated version of this article? I’m going just as stir crazy as the kids and don’t think it’s a good ideal to head to the beach or lake this weekend like most people are doing. So I’m thinking that berry picking would be a great alternative. Thanks for sharing your research and experience with other moms! You are a rockstar darlin’!!!

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