HOUSTON – It’s spring and the Greater Houston area’s “pick your own” berry farms are beginning to open for business.
The “pick your own” season begins with the strawberry crop, which is harvested in the spring. Blackberries are generally harvested in May and early June and the blueberry harvest season typically extends from May through July, depending on the varieties grown.
If you’re searching for ultra fresh berries, or simply just a darn good way to spend a Saturday, consider a foray into the fields to pluck your own produce.
Here are 14 small, “pick your own” farms where you can fill up a bucket or two with the season’s finest produce. We suggest contacting the farm you plan to visit to make sure it will be open and offering “pick your own” opportunities for the particular fruit or vegetable you’d like to harvest. A handful of these locations recommend/require reservations.
Thomas Family Ranch - Blackberries
Froberg’s Farm - Blackberries, strawberries
Pick your own blackberries and strawberries from January through mid July. 3601 Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511. Phone: (281) 585-3531. Website: frobergsfarm.com.
Berryland Farms of Texas - Blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes and various other vegetables
Pick your own blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes and various other vegetables mid May through mid July. 2877 FM 1941/ Or N Pear Orchard Rd Winnie, Texas 77665. Phone: (713) 551-6360. Website: berrylandfarmsoftexas.com.
Fort Bend County
Blessington Farms - Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries
Pick strawberries, blueberries and blackberries December through mid July. 510 Chisolm Trail, Wallis, Texas 77485. Phone: (832) 444-8717. Website: blessingtonfarms.com
Fruits ‘n Such Orchard - Blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes and various other vegetables
Pick your own blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes and various other vegetables mid may through mid July. 6309 Avenue U League City, Texas 77539. Phone: (832) 443-6733.
Jollisant Farms - Blackberries, strawberries and a various vegetables
Pick your own blackberries and strawberries, as well as a variety of vegetables. Open year-round. 11351 County Road 203, Plantersville, Texas 77363. Phone: (936) 894-2766. Website: jollisantfarm.com
B&M Farms Blueberry Patch - Blueberries
Pick your own blueberries beginning in April. Open seasonally. 2365 Blueberry Patch Dr., Silsbee Texas 77656. Phone: (409) 385-1200.
Atkinson Farms - Strawberries, blackberries
Pick your own strawberries and blackberries seasonally as they’re available. Open daily, March 1 through Oct. 31. 3217 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, Texas 77388. Phone: (832) 381-8202. Website: atkinsonfarm.com
Chmielewski’s Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
Pick your own blueberries. Open seasonally, typically late May through mid July. 23810 Bauer Hockley Rd, Hockley, TX 77447. Phone: (281) 304-0554. Website: chmielewski-blueberry.com.
Neal’s Berry Farm - Blackberries, figs, peaches and vegetables
Pick your own blackberries, figs, peaches and vegetables, in season. Open seasonally, typically late April or early May through late July or early August. 21104 Binford Rd, Waller, Texas 77484. Phone: (346) 412-5844. Website: nealsberryfarm.com.
Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
Open daily during blueberry season, typically late May through mid-July. 19531 Moorhead Road, Conroe, Texas 77302. Phone: (281) 572-1265. Website: moorheadsblueberryfarm.com.
P-6 Farms - Blackberries
Pick your own blackberries April through mid July. 9963 Poole’s Road, Montgomery, Texas 77356. Phone (936) 597-6062. Website: p-6farms.com.
Sanctuary Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
Pick your own blueberries late May though late July. 18430 Kinkaid Rd W, Montgomery, Texas 77316. Phone: (832) 510-6207. Website: sanctuaryblueberryfarm.com.
San Jacinto County
Oakview Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
Pick your own blueberries in season, typically late May through mid July. Oakview Ln, Cleveland, Texas 77328. Phone: (936) 767-4011. Website: oakviewblueberryfarm.com.