Pick-Your-Own Farms in Houston: Strawberry and Berry Picking
The intoxicating smell of freshly picked berries can only mean one thing: sweet spring and summertime are upon us. What better way to take advantage of the season's bounty than visiting one of our local pick-your-own farms? Berry picking is a fun way to get out of the house for some fresh air, and there's no sweeter treat than a fresh-from-the-vine berry. As a bonus, most of these pick-your-own farms are owned by local families, which means your trip supports a small, family-owned businesses. Many local berry farms sweeten the deal even more with farm animals to visit, freshly baked goodies to nosh on, tractor rides to enjoy, and other agriculturally inspired fun.
Be sure to visit our Pick-Your-Own Guide for more seasonal fun at Houston's area farms.
Fill your kitchen with pick-your-own strawberries and more from Blessington Farms. Photo courtesy of the farm
1. Blessington Farms – Simonton
510 Chilsom Trail, 77476
The strawberries at Blessington are ripe for picking December through May, then blueberries take over in late May and June, and blackberries grab center stage from June to early July. Picking begins at 10am and closes at noon—or when the pads are picked over, whichever happens first. There is no admission fee for anyone coming solely for berry picking; general admission fees are charged for those wanting to pick berries and play at Farm Funland. For the most up-to-date information regarding berry picking, call the farm before your visit.
2. Atkinson Farms – Spring
3217 Spring Cypress Road, 77388
Atkinson Farms invites families out for strawberry, blackberry, and flower picking during peak strawberry season, promising some of the freshest and best tasting berries in Houston. Additionally, the farm grows seasonal produce year round, which can be bought on-site and at local farmers markets. Visit its Facebook page for up-to-date information on what's available for picking or pickup. The farm season runs from March 1-October 31 annually.
3. Jollisant Farms – Plantersville
11351 County Road 203, 77363
Jollisant Farms offers strawberry and blackberry picking in the late spring and early summer, pumpkin picking in the fall, and seasonal fruit and vegetable picking year round. The farm also hosts field trips and offers fishing opportunities, a small playground, and a picnic area. Visitors can bring their own bucket or borrow one of the farm's picking buckets. We love this place because it does not use pesticides or chemicals on its fruits and veggies! Be sure to check the Facebook page to find out what's ready to pick.
4. Blakelock's Berries – Grangerland
15761 FM 3083, 77302
Blueberries and blackberries abound at Blakelock's Berries. Starting mid to late May and continuing through June, the farm is ripe for pick-your-own fun, and all berries are $4 per pound! Customers can bring their own buckets or use the ones provided. Blakelock's also provides containers to transport berries home. Visit the farm's Facebook page for regular updates on availability and hours.
Texas blueberries abound for pick your own fun at B&M Farms. Photo courtesy of the farm
5. B&M Farms – Silsbee
2345 Blueberry Patch, 77656
If you're looking for fresh blueberries, look no further than B&M Farms, where you can eat while you pick. The farm specializes in providing high-quality Texas blueberries during the early summer months and is open for both u-pick and pre-picked purchases. Make sure to stop into the store before you leave for even more fresh produce and unique gifts.
6. Moorhead's Blueberry Farm – Conroe
19531 Moorhead Road, 77302
With more than 20 acres and 20 different types of blueberries, Moorhead's pretty much assures visitors get to leave with a good haul. Water and soft drinks are available for purchase, and containers for picking are provided. There are also picnic tables on the property, so pack a lunch and make a day out of your blueberry picking experience. Hours and days vary by season and availability, so call before heading to the farm. Be advised that Moorhead's only accepts cash or check.
7. Chmielewski's Blueberry Farm – Hockley
23810 Bauer Hockley Road, 77447
Ten different blueberry varieties span eight acres of farmland at Chmielewski's, so you can expect a tasty haul when taking advantage of the pick-your-own option at this farm. Buckets for picking blueberries and plastic bags for transporting them home are provided, however you can bring your own containers as well. Don't feel like picking or didn't get as much as you wanted? You can also purchase fresh, pre-picked blueberries by the gallon or half-gallon. Picking season begins in late May and lasts approximately six weeks. Hours vary based on weather and availability, so call before coming.
8. Harvest Season Farm – Tomball
21110 Bauer Hockley Road, 77377
March is typically the opening of loquat, blueberry, and blackberry picking season at Harvest Season Farm, continuing through April and May. Jujubes, Asian pears, figs, and peaches all follow in succession from June to August, with Asian persimmons picking up in September and October and citrus closing things out from October to December. All picking supplies are provided. Call ahead of time for current picking hours and fruit availability. Due to Arctic Storm Uri, the farm is currently experiencing a delayed crop season and is currently closed; however there are plans to reopen soon. Check the website for the most up-to-date opening information.
9. Berryland Farms of Texas – Winni
2877 FM 1941 Rd, 77665
Beginning in May each year, Berryland Farms offers customers "u-pick it" for blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and vegetables. The farm is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday during berry season, which runs from mid-May to mid-July. Visit the Facebook page for current hours and picking conditions, and be forewarned: the early bird really does get the worm. If you can't arrive at its 8am opening, the farm suggests calling to see if there's anything left to pick before venturing out.
Strawberry picking kicks off the season at P-6 Farms. Photo courtesy of the farm
10. P-6 Farms – Montgomery
9963 Poole's Road, 77356
Head on over to P-6 Farms for "u-pick" blackberries and sunflowers. The season officially kicks off at the end of May. No outside buckets are allowed, but the farm does have buckets available for purchase that can be reused each visit. Buckets hold approximately 6 lbs of berries. While you're at P-6 Farms, you can also check out its hayrides and seasonal family activities, as well as get up-close-and-personal with its farm animals.
11. Thomas Family Ranch – Sealy
12753 Hahn Road, 77474
This family-owned farm offers blackberry picking beginning mid-May and blueberry picking in June. The farm is also home to thoroughbred horses for sale that are beautiful to look at during berry picking visits. Due to the pandemic, guests must call the ranch to schedule their berry picking in advance this season; spots are limited.
12. Froberg's Farm – Alvin
3601 W. Hwy. 6, 77511
Beginning in January and running through late May, Froberg's Farm opens up its strawberry fields, weather permitting. No outside buckets are allowed; however reusable buckets are available for purchase for $1, cash only. Strawberry season is followed by blackberry picking in May through July. You can also pick sunflowers, English peas, squash, green beans, zinnia flowers, and cosmos flowers. Pricing varies by what is being picked. After you're done picking, stop by the country store to pick up fresh jams and jellies, homegrown fruits and vegetables, pies, and more.
13. Fruit 'N Such Orchard – Dickinson
6309 Avenue U, 77539
Starting in late April, Fruit 'N Such Orchard in Dickinson offers blackberry and blueberry picking. Pricing varies yearly depending on plant growth. This family owned farm also features pick-your-own citrus fruits, peaches, and assorted vegetables throughout the year. Be sure to check the Facebook page for picking availability and opening times.
This post, originally published in April 2017, has since been updated.