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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved
glasses, see this page. Or here to learn about the
scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.
What's in season in December 2017, and other
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
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
Abilene area of Texas U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Yoes Peach Orchard - peaches,
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.
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,
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. :-)"
- 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.
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
Click here for our Facebook page
Orchard - Raspberries and blackberries, honey from hives on
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
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(ADDED: June 13, 2015, JBS)
- 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.
San Saba County
Meats, Milk and Eggs:
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.