Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest New Mexico? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southwest New Mexico,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function)
If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm,
and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the
information, please let me know!
What's in season in March 2017, and other
Notes for March 2017: The warm winter means
strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our
croip calendar for strawberries. See your
crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Stored
US apples are still available.
Easter will be April 16, 2017
- Farms, churches and schools have egg hunts!
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
We also have
home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page.
Southwest New Mexico U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Dona Ana County
Burke Big Apple Orchard - apples, U-pick and already picked,
concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area (bring your own food), school
2330 Shalem Colony Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Due to a very small harvest, U - Pick is
no longer available this year, 2015; Please check back for days and hours
during the last week of August in 2016. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Our U-Pick apple orchard is
6 miles from Down-Town Main Street in Las Cruces, NM. Located at 2330 Shalem
Colony Trail, from I-25 or Las Cruces, head west on Picacho Avenue Continue
on Picacho over the Rio Grande. Turn right at the stop light (Shalem Colony
Trail). Drive almost 1 mile. An apple sign will be out when U-Pick is open.
Follow the signs to the U-Pick sign-in area. Coming from El Paso- Take I-10
West. Exit at Motel Blvd. Turn left on Picacho. Continue to Shalem Colony
Trail. U-Pick apples usually begins the last week of August; Depending on
the number of apples and the weather, we usually have apples available until
October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Orchard Fresh Apple Pies and other apple products available during U-Pick.
(UPDATED: September 07, 2015)
(UPDATED: May 3, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: October 10, 2014)
Berridge Farms - chili peppers
PO BOX 104, Garfield, NM 87936.
Phone: 575-267-4804. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Call for hours and availability.
Directions: Call or see their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
We have two retail locations and offer pick your own at the farm.
(ADDED: June 20, 2014)
Joe Lujan Farms
- chile peppers (aka, chili peppers)
1200 Lujan Hill Road, Las Cruces, NM. Phone: (575) 526-5918. Open: every day
except Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 am to 4:30 pm.
Comments from a visitor on April 29, 2011: "The Joe Lujan farm in New Mexico is now
closed for pick your own.!"
La Union Maze U-Pick Farm - vegetables, tomatoes, peppers,
cucumbers, cantaloupes, okra, restrooms, corn maze, pumpkin patch in the
field, pumpkins (brought in from the field), birthday parties
Highway, Anthony, NM 88021. Phone: 915-549-1323. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: U Pick July 20 through Sep. 15 only! 7:30
am- 12:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. (Wear long pants, sleeves, a hat, and
bring mosquito repellant) Fall Activities. Directions: See their website for
directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 3, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: September 11, 2013, suggested by a visitor)
A visitor writes on September 11, 2013: " I put this in
the Texas file because it is just a few miles from El Paso TX. I have never
been able to go, I am disabled and do not drive and my lift bus only goes to
places in El Paso, but I hope to go soon. I hear great things about this
place. Get your loyalty card and start saving after your 2nd visit!! get 10%
off on your 3rd visit. Price List U- Pick Long green chile, med, & hot: $.75
lb Roasted long green: $2.00 lb JalapeÃ±o: $.75 lb Guerito (chile): $.75 lb
Tomatoes: $1.50 lb Squash: petite, yellow, gray, zucchini: $1.00 lb Egg
plant: $1.50 lb Okra: $2.00 lb we pick $3.00 lb Cucumbers: regular, armenian,
and japanese: $1.25 lb Onions: 2 lbs for $1 Cantaloupe: $1.00 ea small $1.50
large Seedless Watermelon: $3.00 ea small $5.00 ea large Spanish Melon:
$3.00 ea Rosemary: $1.00 bunch Pecans in the shell: $2.50 lb Bales of hay
(oats): $6.00 ea "
Valhalla Orchards, LLC. - peaches, Fresh eggs, U-pick
and already picked, porta-potties
35 Tanzy Road, Arrey, NM
87930. Phone: 575-496-1781. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm; June 15 to July 31. Directions: We
are just off Interstate 25 between Truth or Consequences and
Hatch. Take exit 59 off of Interstate 25, head south on Highway
187. Turn Right on Chili Plant Road (the first paved road after
the exit, look for the Valhalla Orchard sign). Drive
approximately 1 mile, then turn right at the next Valhalla
Orchard sign, we are in the maroon building. For a map to our
click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover,
AmEx. (ADDED: June 21, 2016)