Summertime brings many pick-your-own berry farms in Texas, and many Texas strawberry farms begin.
There are a lot of pick-your-own berry farms in Texas! I had no idea until I started researching for this article – WOW! I broke down my list into sections of Texas. So pick the closest location and choose which farms you want to visit.
But first – I must say that …believe it or not, it’s easy to grow blackberry bushes in your backyard. We dug a hole by the back fence, added some soil, placed the blackberry bush down in the ground, covered it, and the bush went off and started growing. That was five years ago. That blackberry bush returns yearly at the end of May, and we have more berries than we can eat.
Blackberry season may be in June, but check because we get them as early as the middle of May.
Pick Your Own Berry Farms Tips & Rules
While researching berry farms in Texas, these tips and rules are what I mostly read on websites, and I thought it would be wise to post them here.
- The weather and rain predict the crops
- Call before you go
- Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
- All farms have rules, and they want you to read them and abide by them
- Most farms do not allow pets
- Picking season varies depending on where in Texas
- Some, if not most, berry farms do not accept credit cards of any kind – cash only
Pick Your Own Berry Farms In Texas
If you don’t have any berry bushes in your backyard, check out this list and pick some!! It’s a fun outdoor activity to do with the family.
Start a fun tradition by picking berries at local farms with your kids, going home, and making something from scratch. How fun is it for families to start baking their favorite dish from beginning to end?
And if you can’t find a place close to you, just Google places to pick blackberries near me (just insert the berry 🍓🫐)
Dallas-Fort Worth Pick Your Own Berry Farms
• Blase Family Farm – Rockwall
End of May-July
It may be early, so check before you go. No pets are allowed at this farm. Blase Family Farm is a pick-your-own blueberry farm in the summer and a pumpkin patch in the fall.
• Blueberry Hill Farms – Edom
Late May to July
About 75 miles east of Dallas, you’ll find Blueberry Hill Farms. It’s open from late May to the end of July. But check back in mid-May. Always check before you go. They also have a fabulous country store filled with blueberry syrup, jams, and stuff made from their blueberries.
If you plan to walk around the small town of Edom, don’t go on a Monday – the town is closed. But do go when you can see the town’s adorable and unique stores within walking distance from each other.
A winery is now only 5 miles from the farm called Green Goat Winery. They are open on Friday and Saturday.
Also, my mom and I picked up several plants for $1 and $2 to plant in our gardens. Afterward, we enjoyed ice cream and pie. Blueberry Hill Farms
Pro Tip: It was hot, so bring a hat for comfort and slather on sunscreen.
• Demases Farm – Boyd
Pick your own strawberries at Demases Farm. Keep up with this farm on Facebook. According to their FB page, its farm stand is open Fri-Sun. May 6th should be a good day for strawberries.
• Echo Springs Blueberry Farm – Brownsboro
Blueberries and Blackberries
End of May through July
Large blueberry farm with blackberry picking as well. Sells frozen blueberries later in the year and jams and jellies in their gift farm shop. Echo Springs Blueberry Farm has picnic tables and restrooms.
• Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm – Pilot Point
Opens May 3, 2023
Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm – pick-your-own strawberries in Pilot Point – June/July.
• U-Pick Blackberries – Paradise, TX – Closed for Good
• WOW U-Pick Farms – Krum
Veggies and berries
In the middle of March
This small country farm in Krum (west of Denton) opens up for picking vegetables and berries. WOW-U-Pick Farm is open through October ON SATURDAYS at 9 am. Available Labor Day weekend for picking basil, bell peppers, mint, goji berries, parsley, spinach, pear, butternut squash, and jalapeno. Call first.
• Pick-Your-Own-Strawberries – Near Justin & Ponder (North Texas)
Strawberries and Bakery
A second-year farm between Justin and Ponder, TX, off Eakin Cementary Rd to the west (near me -yay!), where you can pick strawberries. Next year, you’ll be able to pick blackberries out there, and a new bakery will open up. They hope to have their honey ready to sell in the store. This place is called Goober Bubs. The weather will predict when they will be open to the public. They will have a bakery this year (2023). You can make my Southern Strawberry Bread for the holidays if you pick enough strawberries.
East Texas Pick Your Own Berry Farms
• Alford Family Farm – Emory
The hail storm hurt the strawberries. They are closed until further notice (May 2023)
Alford Family Farm features acres and acres of blueberry, blackberry, and strawberry picking in spring and grapes in August.
• Blueberry Ridge Farm – Mineola
This is an organic blueberry farm.
Just outside Mineola is this Organic you-pick farm and pick-your-own blueberry farm, Blueberry Ridge Farm. Pumpkins come out when spring is over, so plan to return in October.
If you have all day, visiting downtown Mineola is a must. It’s such a darling downtown with lots of shopping at unique stores.
• Lake Creek Blueberry Farm – Montalba (Palestine)
Open 7 am to 3 pm Thursday – Monday
They will offer pre-picked blueberries or sale and u-pick-blueberries. Stay tuned for information on their FB page, Lake Creek Blueberry Farm.
• Texas Blueberry Festival
June 10, 2023 – Free
33rd Annual Texas Blueberry Festival 2023 in Nacogdoches. It’s always the second weekend in June.
• Barton Hill Farms – Bastrop
Fall Pumpkin Farm (Closed for Spring 2023 as they are looking for another location).
Strawberries, flowers, brew, and festivals are my kind of farm. Check to see what Barton Hill Farms is up to next.
Houston Pick Your Own Berry Farms
• Atkinson Farms
Strawberries and Blackberries
Check their FB page for hours of operation before you go.
Spring, TX, the Atkinson Farms, a strawberry farm and one of the good blackberry picking farms I’ve come across, is open year-round.
Pick your own strawberries in season. And, also make sure you eat all your fruits in season – they are better for you this way.
• Froberg’s Farm – Alvin
Jan-May for Strawberries
Summer for Blackberries
Their bakery and store are open year-round. Pick strawberries before May, and blackberry picking after May is available depending on the weather. Call before you go or check the website. For homemade canned goods & pies, fresh produce, nuts, and candy, head to Frogberg’s Farm.
• Jollisant Farms – Plantersville
Strawberries and Blackberries
The farm opens on March 1st, but call before you go to make sure what you want to pick is in season. They have more than just fruit – all kinds of vegetables for picking. I love that their strawberries are pesticide and chemical-free. Check before you go – Jollisant Farms.
Tip: Call the farm before coming to the farm (936) 894-2766 – Their website is non-working.
• Neal’s Berry Farm – Waller
Blackberries, veggies, and flowers
Waller, TX, the Neal’s Berry Farm guarantees nice-size blackberries. Also on the farm for picking are zinnias, sunflowers, and vegetables.
Tip: Check the Updates Tab on the website before heading out.
Texas Hill Country
• Sweet Berry Farm – Marble Falls
Tulips first, then strawberries, followed by sunflowers and zinnias flowers!
Mid to late May for Strawberries – the year 2023.
A pretty incredible farm in Marble Falls. Put Sweet Berry Farm on your list to visit in either spring or fall. Go here to read all about our weekend in Marble Falls. It’s pick-your-own-strawberries in late March.
San Antonio Area
• Poteet, Texas
You’ll find a world of strawberries in this small, quiet community south of downtown San Antonio in Poteet, TX. After all, the town is known as the Strawberry Capital of Texas. Strawberry picking starts in the spring and is just in time for the Texas bluebonnets to bloom.
The 76th Poteet Strawberry Festival is April 14-16, 2023.
Notes: Wild Berry Farms in Sadler – 1 hour north of Dallas, no longer allows pick your own berries; however, you can buy packaged fruit from their farm.
Duck Creek Farm in Sanger, TX, no longer raises blackberries.