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 "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). 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 a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in May 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2018: Spring is here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries. Are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have easy home canning, jam and jelly making, 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 or outdated, please write me!

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!

Abilene area of Texas U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, 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].  Our hours are: Call or email before you go - some years they do not offer PYO; otherwise, 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. 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. Click here for our Facebook page Naturally grown peaches have been our specialty for over 14 years here at Files Family Farm. We've had a pick your own orchard and sold at local farmers markets and supplied local customers here at our farm. Peach season is a lot of fun for us! All our peaches are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers. Files Family Farm has 6 varieties of freestone peaches that ripen throughout the end of June- the first part of August. We have Red Globe, Bounty, Loring, Rustin Red, Dixieland and Redskin.

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)