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? Strawberry picking is a fun way to get out of the house, grab 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 further with farm animals to visit, freshly baked goodies to nosh on, tractor rides to enjoy, and other agricultural-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 blackberries and blueberries take over in May and June. Picking begins at 10 a.m. and closes at noon or when the pads are picked over, whichever happens first. There is no admission fee for anyone coming solely for pick your own berries; 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 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 picking in the spring, blackberry picking in the summer, pumpkin picking in the fall, and seasonal fruit and vegetable picking year-round. The farm also hosts field trips and has fishing opportunities, a small playground, and a picnic area. You can bring your 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!
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, they are ripe for pick your own fun! Customers can bring their own buckets or use the ones provided. Blakelock's also provides containers to transport berries home. Visit its 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 May through July and is open for both u-pick and pre-picked purchases.
6. Moorhead's Blueberry Farm – Conroe
19531 Moorhead Road, 77302
With more than 20 acres and 20 different types of blueberries, you can be sure you're going to leave with a good haul when you visit Moorhead's. 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
April marks the opening of picking season at Harvest Season Farm, with blueberries kicking things off in April and May. Blackberries take over once the blueberry season ends, then jujubes, Asian pears, figs, Asian persimmons, and citrus all follow in succession. The farm also offers picnic facilities, a playground, sporting equipment, educational tours, evening hayrides, and campfire sing-alongs. All picking supplies are provided. Call ahead of time for current picking hours and fruit availability.
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 on weekends 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, they suggest 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" strawberries, blackberries, and seasonal fresh produce. No outside buckets are allowed, but the farm does have buckets available for purchase that can be reused each visit. For every five pounds of strawberries picked, a paid admission fee is credited back at checkout. While you're at P-6 Farms, you can 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 from late-May through mid-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.
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 short order. 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 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.
This post, originally published in April 2017, has since been updated.