Strawberry and Berry Picking near Houston: The Best Pick-Your-Own Farms

There are lots of farms offering berry picking near Houston. Photo courtesy of P6 Farms, Facebook
There are lots of farms offering berry picking near Houston. Photo courtesy of P6 Farms, Facebook

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 the pick-your-own farms near Houston? 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 near Houston 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 – Wallis

510 Chilsom Trail, 77485
832-444-8717

The strawberries at Blessington typically are ripe for picking March through May, then blueberries take over in late April through June, and blackberries grab center stage for the summer months. Picking begins at 9am and closes at 4—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 and this year's availability, call the farm before your visit.

2. Atkinson Farms – Spring

3217 Spring Cypress Road, 77388
832-381-8202

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 through October 31 annually.

3. Jollisant Farms – Plantersville

11351 County Road 203, 77363
936-894-2766

Jollisant Farms usually offers strawberry picking from February through June and blackberry picking in the summer months when available. Outside of berries, the farm also offers 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
281-685-7225

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

2365 Blueberry Patch Drive, 77656
409-385-1200

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 starting in late May and running through the early summer months. It 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
281-572-1265

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
281-304-0554

Nine different blueberry varieties span seven 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. This farm offers three ways to pick, including filling buckets and paying per pound, filling a designated container with 2.5 lbs worth of berries, or filling a designated ziplock bag with 2 lbs of blueberries. Picking season begins in late May and lasts approximately six weeks. Hours vary based on weather and availability, so call before coming.

8. Berryland Farms of Texas – Winnie

2877 FM 1941 Road, 77665
713-551-6360

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 for picking 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

9. P-6 Farms – Montgomery

9963 Poole's Road, 77356
936-597-6062

Head on over to P-6 Farms for "u-pick" blackberries and sunflowers. The season usually 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. 

10. Thomas Family Ranch – Sealy

12753 Hahn Road, 77474
979-865-9796

This family-owned farm offers blackberry picking beginning mid-May. The farm is also home to thoroughbred horses for sale that are beautiful to look at during berry picking visits. Guests must call the ranch to schedule their berry picking in advance this season; spots are limited. 

 
Strawberry picking near Houston at Froberg's Farm. Photo courtesy of Froberg's Farm

11. Froberg's Farm – Alvin

3601 W. Hwy. 6, 77511
281-585-3531

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 $1.50. 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 when available. Pricing varies by what is being picked. Admission to the farm costs $2 per person and includes access to the Berry Fun Land playground. On weekends, the whole family can enjoy a mining sluice, fun games, rides, and activities. After you're done picking and playing, stop by the country store to pick up fresh jams and jellies, homegrown fruits and vegetables, pies, and more.

12. Fruit 'N Such Orchard – Dickinson

6309 Avenue U, 77539
832-443-6733

Fruit 'N Such Orchard in Dickinson offers blackberry and blueberry picking with the season typically starting in May. Pricing and you-pick times and dates vary 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. Before you head out to the orchard, we recommend calling for updates and availability. 

This post, originally published in April 2017, has since been updated.

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