Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Abilene area of Texas?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Abilene area of Texas, 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!  

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What's in season in December 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2017: Frosts and freezes are upon us in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season now, as are figs,  and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field  Late Apples, like Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see a complete list of apple varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left over pumpkin, you can easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and more, see this page!

And of course you can find Christmas tree farms, on our related website.

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

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. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong, please write me!

Abilene area of Texas U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Brown County

  • Yoes Peach Orchard - peaches,
    15825 N highway 183, May, TX 76857. Phone: 254-259-3123. Email: [email protected]. Open: Closed due to damaged crop because of rainy season; Our regrets. Directions: 3 miles south of May. Approx. 13 miles north of Brownwood on Hwy 183. Watch for signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.

Callahan County

  • Childress Agricultural Enterprises - Pick-your-own blackeye peas, sweet corn, blackberries, peaches, pecans , picnic area
    11028 CR 452, Cross Plains, TX 76443. Phone: 254/725-4321. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Cottonwood (the one 40 miles SE of Abilene) go one mile West and then one mile South. See our web page for a map.  or for a Mapquest map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, October, November, December. Open: Daylight to Dark everyday except Sunday Mornings. See our website for current information and prices.  Payment: Cash, Check.
    Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2008: "I stopped in here on my way back home from Abilene, because they had their "peaches" sign out. Many places near Brown County lost the peach crop to a late freeze this year so I was excited to get fresh peaches. Oh they were excellent! I went in mid-afternoon and there were still lots of beautiful fruit on the trees. The trees are low and open so easy to get to. I don't know if they are organic, but the owner told me to be sure and eat a peach at each tree to test them before I picked! LOL! Nice people and great produce. I picked half a bushel and put up preserves, peach marmalade, and peach chutney with them. I will definitely visit the Childress farm again. :-)"

Coleman County

Comanche County

  •  Texas Fruit & Pecan Orchard - Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Persimmons, Pecans
    3451 State Highway 6, De Leon, TX 76444. Phone: 254-893-6875 . Directions: West of De Leon 2-one half miles on SH 6 at CR 471. 

Eastland County

  • Files Family Farm - peaches
    2500 CR 295, Carbon, TX 76435. Phone: 254-639-2149. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Carbon take 1027 south until you come to CR 411. Take a Right. When you come to a 'T' in the road take a left and stop at the second house on the right. We are open July, August. Our hours are: Anytime during peach season, except Sunday mornings. Call or just come on out around the first of July and through August Please check out our website for pictures of our peaches and for other info.  Click here for our Facebook page

Jones County

Llano County

  • Apple Valley Orchard - Raspberries and blackberries, honey from hives on the farm
    12340 South Hwy. 16, Llano TX. 78643. Phone: 325-247-3979. Open: Thursday - Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday - noon to 5:00 pm, April through July 5th, August through December. We have apple cider, apple butter, homemade ice cream, handmade soaps, bees wax lotions and lip balms, essential oils and lots more interesting items. The store will be open Thursday through Sunday for the rest of the year. Our bees produced 200 pounds of honey this year. We have four hives for pollination. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 13, 2015, JBS)

Mason County

  • Sonlight Orchard - pecans
    605 Austin Street, Mason, TX 76856. Phone: 210-377-3311 or 915-347-3311. Pick-your-own Choctaw, Kiowa and other papershell.

McCulloch County

Mills County

Runnels County

San Saba County

Shackleford County

Stephens County

Taylor County


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Taylor County

  • Rimrock Forage Finished (TM) Beef - Beef, Goat meat, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used,
    518 Cr 282, Abilene, TX 79603. Phone: 325-660-2193. Alternate Phone: 325-660-7030. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for information. Directions: Call for information. Payment: Cash, only. In addition to individual cuts/packages we also offer for sale sampler packs and whole, half, and quarter beef. Delivery is available. Rimrock Beef is "Forage Finished(TM)",a proprietary term unique and trademarked by Rimrock Land & Cattle Co. LLC., and defined as the "finishing" process of an animal for harvest that has received no grain or grain by-products within 120 days of slaughter. Furthermore, animals are fed a 100% vegetarian diet of forages consisting of growing plants and hay/silage throughout their lives. No antibiotics, implants, hormones, growth stimulants, or any other artificial means of sustainability or to promote maturity are included in their diet. In addition, no animal by-products, no non-naturally occurring compounds/substances, no ionophores, or no non-protein nitrogen products (NPN's) have been fed to these animals.