Editor’s note: Please note that availability of fruits at these farms changes by season. The information in this article reflects the situation as of summer. Always check with the farms before heading out to see what berries and fruits they have available at the time and to determine if they have different hours due to the pandemic. 

Strawberry picking in Houston (and other berries) typically starts in the spring and lasts into the very early summer months, but regardless of the time of year, there’s usually some fun activity going on at these farms! There’s no better way to give your kids a real life experience and let them learn the ropes of a farm by starting to pick their own produce. The Houston area has no shortage of farms to pick your own fruits and veggies all year long.

Get your jamming jars out and read more below for our best picks for picking strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and more in Houston!

Harris County

Atkinson Farm in Spring typically has blackberries, cantaloupe, and watermelon in the summer, plus a whole host of other produce throughout the year, like strawberries from December through May. Beets are grown all year long- Brussels sprouts and cabbage are also in season right now. You can pick your own or shop in their store! Click here for their picking calendar.

Harvest Season Farm (formerly Matt Family Orchard in Tomball may have blueberries, loquat as well as other vegetables ready for the picking. Sign up for their newsletter so you can see what is in season year-round! Their website has all kinds of useful information about what to bring and how to pick. Click here to see their estimated picking schedule.

Chmielewskies Farm in Hockley is a great place to pick blueberries. They carry honey seasonally but they’re out right now. The berries are $5 per pound.

Party Barn Farm in Hockley often has cucumbers, zucchini, squash, peppers, and more!

Montgomery County

Moorehead’s Blueberry Farm in Conroe has blueberries for great prices and they only take cash or check.

Blakelock’s Berries in Grangerland grows a variety of blackberries and blueberries. Check their Facebook for updates throughout the season.

P-6 Farms in Montgomery has blackberries available for picking. Their farmer’s market also has cantaloupe, watermelon, peaches, and a ton of veggies for sale.

Sanctuary Blueberry Farm in Montgomery has blueberries ready to pick during the season! Bring your gloves, sunscreen, and a hat.

Austin County

Thomas Family Ranch in Sealy grows blackberries seasonally during May and June. The ranch also raises goats, horses, and border collies- how fun! Check their Facebook for openings and closings.

Fort Bend County

Blessington Farms in Simonton is for more than just picking berries- you can find a variety of activities all year long. They offer strawberry picking in Houston from December to May, blueberries in May and June, blackberries June and early July, and a pumpkin patch from late September through October. Check their Facebook page for updates!

Brazoria County

Froberg’s Farm in Alvin offers strawberries, blackberries, watermelons, tomatoes, bell peppers, and more at various times throughout the year. They also have pick-your-own flowers! Click here to view their extensive produce calendar.

Galveston County

Fruits ‘n Such Orchard in Dickinson often has tomatoes, peaches, yellow squash, and a few other items ready to go. Prices and news updates can be found on their Facebook page.

Grimes County

Jollisant Farm in Plantersville carries strawberries, blackberries, watermelon, and a host of vegetables grown throughout the year. They also have a fishing spot for catch and release as well as catfish, but you need to call in advance to register a fishing spot! Check their Facebook page to see what’s in season!

San Jacinto County

Wood Duck Farm in Cleveland often has cantaloupe and tomatoes ready for the picking as well as corn, basil, beans, and more this time of year. Click here for their picking schedule.

Walker County

Bius Berry Farms in Huntsville has blueberries ready for the picking. Be sure to bring hats, sunscreen, and plenty of water at this huge farm! They recommend calling or texting Tasha (936-577-8912) or Daniel (936-661-7437) before heading over to pick.

Jefferson County

B & M Farms Blueberry Patch in Silsbee is open for blueberry picking with very affordable prices. They use no pesticides so you can eat while you pick! The farm also has a country store selling pure Texas vanilla, jellies, raw honey, and much more.

Chambers County

Berryland Farms in Winnie grows a variety of produce all year long. Right now, they have tons of blackberries, green tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. Check Facebook for details and updates!

 

Got a hankering for fresh-picked produce? Let us know in the comments below where you’ll be picking!