Where in Houston area of Texas to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: April 2014: Spring is just around the corner.  Strawberries are here in Florida, Texas and California, next in late March and April for much of the South, then in May for most of the country and June in cooler northern areas. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam!

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

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Austin County

  • Flayler's Fruit Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apricots, grapefruit, melons, oranges, other citrus, pears, peaches, plums, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    11366 Hahn Rd, Sealy, TX 77474. Phone: 979-877-4872. Email: relisys6@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from sunrise to sunset and Sunday from 12:00 to Sunset Peaches from last week in May to July Citrus starts in January until last of February Call for availably. Directions: Driving from Houston on I-10 heading west, take the mile marker 720 to 36, Sealy- Bellville turn off. Turn left at the 36 stoplight heading thru the town of Sealy. After going thru Sealy there is a very large tractor company on the left on 36. Turn left on FM 2187 towards Cat Spring. Drive about 10 miles until you reach Hahn Road Turn left and drive one mile. The farm is located on the left. Name and address is located at the entrance. If you run out of blacktop road, back up 100 yards. Click here for a map and directions. Peaches: Last week in May until July; Pears: July; Summer Squash: Last weeek in May until July; Citrus: Starting in December until February. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 03, 2013)
  • Thomas Family Ranch - blackberries,
    12753 Hahn Rd, Sealy, TX 77474. Phone: 979-865-9796. Email: jlt908@msn.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: April 17, 2014) (UPDATED: June 26, 2011)

Brazoria County

  • Froberg Vegetable & Fruit Farm - PYO strawberries and prepicked
    11875 County Road 190, Alvin, TX 77511. Phone: (281) 585-3531. Directions: click here for a map and directions.
    Comments from a visitor on March 28, 2011: "My 4-year-old daughter and I went strawberry picking at Froberg's this weekend. It was our first time there. I was apprehensive when we arrived, because the parking lot was packed and I could see that there were a lot of people out in the field picking strawberries. I was worried that it might be picked over, especially because we were there on a Sunday so I figured Saturday had been busy too. It turned out to be awesome though. We ended up going out in the part of the field that was furthest away from the store, and I don't think anyone had been there all season. The plants were completely covered with red, ripe, beautiful strawberries. I highly recommend Froberg's, and will definitely be back!"
    Comments from a visitor, March 26, 2008: "(besides the pyo strawberries), They do have a full vegetable stand and a sausage/meat mini-stand next door. They have good celery and greens in season, wonderful tomatoes, and okra. Most of the rest of their produce is shipped to them, including dried beans, live plants, and dried fruit and nuts. They also have canned goods of all descriptions, plus gallons of local honey in glass jars (they were $22 last year).
  • Funky Monkey Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, grapes, grapefruit, herbs/spices, lavender, lemons, muscadine grapes, melons, nectarines, onions, oranges, other citrus, peaches, peppers, persimmons, plums, summer squash, tangerines, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    780 Burton Street, Alvin, TX 77511Email: info@funkymonkeyfarms.com. Open: Pick your own is not available until January 2014; Not all crops are UPick (like anything involving you standing on a ladder;) Until then, we pick and offer it at the farm stand. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We grow unusual varieties. If you're looking for the same stuff you see at the grocery store, you won't find it here. Who wants a green bell pepper when there's purple, orange, yellow, red, and tie-dye to choose? Try something new! Want to read our free monthly newsletter? Send an email to info@funkymonkeyfarms.com and let us know! A lot of citrus have giant thorns! Be aware and look before you pick. Citrus thorns are very large and very sharp! Keep your eyes open and don't let yourself get distracted!. (UPDATED: November 04, 2013) (UPDATED: October 22, 2013) (ADDED: July 02, 2012) (UPDATED: January 22, 2013)
  • Price Organic Farm - No pesticides are used, beans, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, melons, onions, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    7539 County Road 400, Brazoria, TX 77422. Phone: 979-798-9668. Email: priceorganicfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Year round operations; Monday thru Friday 4:00 pm to dark Saturday open from 9:00 am to dark Sunday open after 1:00 pm to dark. Directions: Hwy 2004 going South, you turn right on County Road 400 (at caution lights) travel down til you see our sign on the left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 11, 2012)

Brazos County

Chambers County

Colorado County

Fort Bend County

  • Blessington Farms - blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, strawberries, tayberries, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton, TX 77476. Phone: 832-444-8717. Email: info@blessingtonfarms.com. Open: Please see our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 40 miles west of downtown Houston. Just west of Katy and Fulshear. Click here for a map and directions. Fall Harvest Festival and Hay Maze: September 27 to October 31, Strawberries: November 25 to May 31, Blueberries: May 15 to June, Blackberries: June. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. With strawberries grown hydroponically, you can pick standing up, so less bending over and strain on your back. We are a four season berry farm with strawberry season starting in late November. Farm Funland activities for kids (hay rides, Sand Mountain, barrel train rides, animal encounter with heritage breed chickens, big slides, pedal cars, Fall Festival and more). (UPDATED: June 20, 2013) (ADDED: November 28, 2012)
    A visitor writes on March 11, 2013: "Excellent location, farm is great for adults and kids alike! "

Galveston County

  • Fruits and Such Orchard - PYO blackberries and peaches
    6309 Avenue U (at Bowerman), Dickinson, TX, 77539. Phone: 832-443-6733. Open: Monday to Friday from 6pm-8pm; Saturday and Sunday open all day . Pick-your-own Blackberries and Peach orchard.  Blackberries are ready starting in early May. Herb Garden. Tomatoes, zucchini and other vegetables, Flowers.
    A visitor writes on July 03, 2013: "Great time at this little orchard in Dickinson! Great breeze off the Gulf made the hot day not too bad. Good number of peach trees - lots of variety! Plums too! Several varieties of tomatoes and blackberries. Great deal on bay leaf trees. They keep their Facebook page very up to do and and questions quickly."
    Comments from a visitor on June 09, 2011: "Just wanted to add a comment so there'd be a more recent one under their information and people will be able to see they're still current in operation.. My family and I have visited Renee and Wilson at Fruits N' Such Orchard several times already this Spring/Summer, and have already enjoyed blackberries, tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cantaloupe and finally..the PEACHES!! The herb garden is doing well as are the Guineas who run around all over the orchard producing lovely eggs for the kids to enjoy watching hatch as well as for purchase. Truly a worthy family farm to come visit with good prices and convenient hours. They also have a Facebook site, where they post the things going on at the farm each day...what's ripe, what's picked out for the day, egg availability, special hours, etc. Check them out soon!!"
    A visitor submitted this on June 11, 2008, and says: "I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the orchard. Picked two gallons of blackberries and toured the grounds. I especially appreciated the Herb Garden, with unusual and rare plants. " (ADDED: May 10, 2008)
  • Landry's Pecans - pecans, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    5215 Avenue O, Santa Fe, TX 77510. Phone: 409-925-8399. Email: ankledeep@comcast.net. Open: We will be open for pecan picking December 9th through December 15th, call to make an appointment . Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    (UPDATED: November 16, 2013) (UPDATED: November 05, 2012)  (ADDED: January 11, 2012)

Grimes County

  • Jollisant Farms Strawberry & Vegetable Garden - follows organic methods, strawberries, vegetables
    11351 County Road 203 Plantersville, Texas 77363. Phone: 936-894-2766. Alternate Phone: 936-870-5550. Fax: 936-894-3418. Email: jollisantfarms@gmail.com. Open: year round on Tuesday through Sunday from 8am to 5pm, closed on Monday. Directions: Take highway 105 to Plantersville Turn South on FM 1774, go 1 mile turn Left on County Road 203 go 1.5 miles we are on the Left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.  Click here for our Facebook page. We are a natural grower. We use organic methods (but we are not certified!) (UPDATED: April 09, 2014, by JBS)  (UPDATED: July 02, 2013) (ADDED: October 17, 2012)
  • S & L Farms - follows organic methods, pumpkins, summer squash, Other fruit or veg,
    4606 Cr 186, Anderson, TX 77830. Phone: 830- 832-9755. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October, November. Open: We are open 7 days a week if no bad weather; if the gate is open come on in. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, only.

Hardin County

  • B&M Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, lemons, muscadine grapes, melons, oranges, pears, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    2365 Blueberrypatch, Silsbee, TX 77656. Phone: 409 385-1200. Alternate Phone: 409 299-2836. Fax: 409 385-1200. Email: b_mfarms@hotmail.com. Open: 2011 season will open on Saturday, May 28; Hours from 7 am to 7 pm. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have Pure and Sugar Free Blueberry Juice, Blueberry Syrup, Blueberry Jelly, Mayhaw Jelly, Fresh Shelled Pintos, Zipper Cream Purple Hull Peas, Farm Grown Vegetables, watermelons, cantaloupes, and Organic Fertilized Coastal Bermuda Hay. In the Fall, we also have a pumpkin patch-pick in the field, kiddie (mini) corn maze, and tractor-pulled hay rides,(ADDED: May 02, 2011) (UPDATED: September 03, 2013)
  • Sztraky Farms - blackberries, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand
    2541 FM 92, Silsbee, TX 77656. Phone: 409-385-2835. Email: berrysheepfarm@att.net. Open: Wednesday and Saturday only, from 8am till 1 pm or when we are picked out for the day. Directions: Click here for the contact the farm form and directions. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June. Payment: Cash, Check. Sheep for sale either as livestock or to butcher. (UPDATED: May 27, 2011)
  • Turkey Creek Farm - blueberries,
    3472 Gore Store Road P.O. Box 121, Village Mills, TX 77663. Phone: 409-289-2642. Alternate Phone: 409-656-5245. Email: redsteeley@msn.com. Open: By appointment only, during our harvest season; This generally runs from mid April through June. Directions: From Kountze, Texas, travel north on highway 69, 10.3 miles to Gore Store Road on your right. From Woodville, Texas, travel south on highway 69 through Warren, Texas, to the Hardin County line. Continue on for another 1.2 miles to Gore Store Road on your left. We are 2.7 miles from highway 69 down Gore Store Road, in the grey cinderblock building on your right with a white-rock drive. Look for our bright blue sign beside the drive. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 15, 2011)  (UPDATED: June 12, 2011)

Harris County  

  • Atkinson Farm - strawberries and blackberries
    3217 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX 77388. Phone: 832-381-8202. Email: atkinsonfarming@yahoo.com. Open: ed in April hours are Monday through Friday 10 - 6 and Sunday 10 - 2. Directions: Just 3 minutes from Old Town Spring. Take I-45 North, Exit FM 2920 - Spring Cypress Road, Go west 2.0 miles on Spring Cypress Rd, Look for sign on the left. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: April 28, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on April 28, 2011: "had a great time picking strawberries with my kids. the ladies in the market were friendly and helpful. good selection of fresh produce."
  • Blackberries Of Houston.com - blackberries,
    19531 Cypress Church Road, Cypress, TX 77433. Phone: 281 373 5357. Email: jd@blackberriesofhouston.com. Open: starting the last week in May and then through most of June; call first,  normal picking hours are 730am to 12 noon, seven days a week, includes Saturday and Sunday, Just get in the gate before 12 noon and you can stay until you finish picking; We closed the gate at 12 noon; Most people can pick one gallon of blackberries in 30 minutes to one hour; Blackberries depends on weather, Call our pre recorded daily status report  and confirm. Directions: Our farm name is the same as our web site, blackberriesofhouston.com, with a map.. or out of Houston take 290 west to Mueschke road exit, turn right on Mueschke road and go two miles to a right turn at Cypress Church road, go 1/2 mile to 19531 cypress church road on the right. Sign at gate. or note. You can take Huffmeister Road to the end and it turns into Cypress Church road and it takes you to 19531 Cypress Church road and the gate and sign on the left ro. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Payment: Cash, only. Blackberries Only. WE DO NOT PICK BERRIES. We will furnish you a one gallon picking bucket and a pan for you to carry the berries home in. (UPDATED: May 22, 2012, from their email notice)
  • Chmielewski's Blueberry Farm - Follows organic methods, blueberries, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    23810 Bauer Hockley Road, Hockley, TX 77447. Phone: 281-304-0554. Email us at: dawndc@pdq.net. Directions: From Houston: Hwy 290 to Becker Road, turn right on Becker. Go 1 one half miles to Bauer Hockley Road (Baptist Church) turn right on Bauer Hockley. Go one quarter mile on the left side of road. >From Tomball: Take 2920 to Becker Road; turn left on Becker. Go to Bauer Hockley Rd (Baptist Church) turn left on Bauer Hockley. Go one quarter mile on the left hand side. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: Wednesday and Friday 7;30 AM to 1:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM; other times by appointment. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Last Organic Outpost - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, figs, onions, other citrus, summer squash, winter squash, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    711 Emile St, Houston, TX 77006. Phone: (832)-422-8407. Email: communications@lastorganicoutpost.com. Open: Currently, by appointment weekdays and whenever volunteers are present weekends, and they usually are; See website for changes, follow on twitter and facebook to watch for gatherings. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From I-10 East, exit Waco and head south. Turn left on Buck street (the fourth street), then right on Emile street You can't miss it from there. Click here for a map and directions. Spring and Fall Festivals; Monthly Wellness Sunday and Saturday morning Farm and Brunch events; Frequent skillshare events, PotLucks, concerts, tours; This year we were the official Houston site for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We have Kale & Collard greens all year round! Summer melons, seasonal herbs. (UPDATED: September 27, 2013)
  • Last Organic Outpost - Uses natural growing practices, beets, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours
    711 Emile Street, Houston, TX 77020. Phone: 832-517-0418. Email: info@lastorganicoutpost.com. Open: Monday to F: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Winter); 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Summer) Saturday, Sun: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Year around). Directions: From I-10, exit Waco Street N. Travel one block, turn left on Birch Street Travel one block, turn right on Emile Street. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 30, 2013)
  • Matt Family Orchard and Nursery - Blackberries, jujube (Asian dates), Asian pears and Asian persimmons (Shizi), pumpkins, pumpkin patch
    21110 Bauer-Hockley Road in Tomball, TX.  Phone: 281-351-7676 or 281-467-9758. Email: rick@mattfamilyorchard.com.  Directions: The orchard is approximately 30 miles northwest of Houston off Highway 290, or 7 miles west of Tomball off FM 2920. Key map page 326, section B. From Houston: (Approximately 30 miles) Travel northwest on Highway 290 past 1960 (7.3 miles) to Mueschke Road. Turn north on Mueschke Road and go 3.2 miles to Bauer Hockley Road. At the Matt Family Orchard sign turn west and proceed 1 mile, through the green pipe gate. Go to the green barn. Pick your own fresh fruit ripened on the tree. We have: 1,200 thornless blackberries, 175 fig trees, 70 Asian pear trees, 125 jujube trees and 1,100 Asian persimmon trees.  All fruit is pick-your-own and sold by the pound. Call first to check fruit availability. We sale local honey, preserves, spreadable fruit and jams. Tours are provided year round. Harvest Festival in October and November with a pumpkin batch (call for reservations). Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Enjoy the fresh country air. Click here for directions and a map. Besides the orchard, they provide year-round group orchard tours and celebrate a Harvest Festival in October and November. Visitors may see the abundance of wild life around the orchard, which includes deer, foxes, bobcats, coyotes, hogs, rabbits, roadrunners and more. Matt Family Orchard is great for: school field trips, playgroup outings, scout activities, birthday parties, church outings, day retreats, family reunions, special events, private parties, etc. Happy hayride around 145 wooded acres Picnic tables seating 100 people Campfire Stack of hay for "King of the Hill" game A nature experience Educational and Fun Swing set, tetherball and volleyball, basketball Board games Face painting (bring your own artist) And much, much more... Reservations required Please check our Contact Page for directions and a map or call for additional information or to make a reservation.
  • Neal's Berry Farm and Farmer's Market - blackberries, strawberries, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, farm animals
    24527 1/2 Gosling Road, Spring, TX 77389. Phone: 281-255-3699. Email: nealsberryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Monday through Saturday 10 am until 6 pm. Sunday 10 am until 2 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-45 in Spring, Texas: Take FM 2920 West to Gosling Road. Go north on Gosling Road. Cross Willow Creek. Market is on left side of road, just past "Gosling Center." From the Woodlands: Go south on Gosling Road. Cross Spring Creek into Harris County. Market is located on right side of Gosling Road, 0.5 mi past West Rayford Road. Pickers please make immediate right turn after entering driveway and park in "Pickers' Parking Lot.". Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: May 24 to July 4 (season might end sooner or later) Strawberries: few strawberries left this year; Strawberry season will re-open spring 2013. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. As of now, June 4, 2012, we are in Peak Blackberry Season, and with the vines up on 6-foot trellises, you can pick from a "wall of berries." Red grape tomatoes, yellow grape tomatoes and black cherry tomatoes are also on fences for easy picking. Farmer's Market and berry fields are the only areas open to the public. Berry fields are ONLY open during berry/tomato seasons. All other farm property is ALWAYS closed to the public. For your safety, thank you for observing yellow signs denoting restricted areas. (UPDATED: June 04, 2012)
  • Partybarn Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, lemons, melons, peaches, peppers, plums, raspberries (red), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    18611 Becker Rd, Hockley, Tx 77447-9325, TX 77447. Phone: 281-255-4428. Alternate Phone: 832-404-8135. Email: partybarn18@gmail.com. Open: 12:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm Saturday; Closed Sunday. Directions: From Tomball go west on 2920 approx 8 miles to Becker Road, turn left and go about 1 1/4 miles, we are on the right side. From FM1960 go west on US290 about 17 miles to Becker Road, Turn right and go 2 1/4 miles we are on the left side. Click here for a map and directions. 2012 Season April 15th through November 30th;. Payment: Cash, only. Fresh "Free Range" Brown Eggs now available $4.00 a dozen. (UPDATED: April 17, 2012) (ADDED: May 18, 2011)

Jasper County

  • Clegg Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    FM 253, Buna, TX. Phone: 409-994-2549 OR 409-994-3425. Directions: East of Buna 3-one half miles on FM 253. 

Jefferson County

  • Griffin Berry Farm - follows organic methods, blueberries, pears, muscadines, satsumas, kumquats, mayhaws , restrooms, picnic area
    2394 Moore Road, Beaumont, TX 77713. Phone: 409-753-2247. Email: griffinberry@griffinberryfarm.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, October, November. Open: Check Web Page. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 30, 2008) (UPDATED: July 02, 2011)

Liberty County

  • M@B Trading Co. - blueberries
    506 County Road 2212, Cleveland, TX 77327. Phone: 281-592-0651. Fax: 281-592-1993. Email us at: mmchaney@aol.com . Directions: We're 7 miles out of Cleveland; please call for directions. If you need to contact me via e-mail, please write in the subject heading to what this would be in reference, so that I'll be sure to open your mail. Thanks! Click here for a map to our farm. We are open May, June. Our hours are: Any day, any hour - just call before you come. Two Christmas tree farms are located within a mile.
  • Ross's Bluberries (Prairie Pines Farm) - No pesticides are used, blueberries, restrooms, farm animals
    1453 County Road 2270, Cleveland, TX 77327. Phone: 281-622-7725. Email: blueberry2262@sbcglobal.net. Open: Please call ahead or email; It is our farm so I will tell you if I will be home; Most mornings and evenings will be fine and weekends are good; We do go to church on Sundays. Directions: 1453 County Road 2270, Cleveland, tx enter our address in mapquest and you will see our farm. The long "road" shown is our driveway with the house at the end. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries come in about the first of June and can go till a week or two into July; Towards the middle of June till the end is usually my favorite picking time. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Our bushes are old, tall and wide so a stool helps get the top. It is thick in there so dress appropriately. We sell by our own gallon buckets. You can wear it on a belt if you bring one for 2 handed picking. It is the country. We have dogs, chickens, geese, ducks and peacocks. (UPDATED: June 01, 2012) (UPDATE: June 29, 2012)

Matagorda County

Montgomery County

  • Moorhead's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    19531 Moorhead Road, Conroe, TX. Phone: 281-572-1265. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 8:30pm; harvest season is June & July. Prices in 2013: $2.00 per pound. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash or check only: No Bank or Credit Cards. Children’s groups by appointment only. Twenty varieties of blueberries (primarily Tifblue, Premier, Brightwell, Climax, Garden Blue, Becky Blue, Alice Blue and Sharp Blue) on 20 acres. No pesticides are used. No entrance fee; you are charged only for what you pick. Sampling is not deterred. Buckets are provided, as well as picnic tables, rest room facilities. Soft drinks and water are available for purchase. (UPDATED: June 09, 2013, from their website)
  • Name Unknown - Blueberries only ,
    Pioneer Land (off of HWY 105 between Cut'N' Shoot and Security, Cleveland, TX 77328. Phone: unknown. Open: June and July. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. no Pesticides used (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 26, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2012: "I've seen a sign go up every year on hwy 105 between June and July"
    Does anyone know their name and phone number?
  • P-6 Farms - Blackberries, strawberries, honey, farm market, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, birthday parties, tours of the operation, group tours
    9963 Pooles Road, Montgomery, TX 77356. Phone: 936-597-6062. Email: poole.carey@gmail.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From I-45 in Conroe: Exit highway 105 and go west to Montgomery, about 15 miles. We are 2.3 miles from downtown Montgomery. Turn right on the 2nd road past the high school and stadium, Pooles Road From highway 6 in Navasota: Exit highway 105, about 20 miles. We are about 5 miles from the blinking light in Dobbin. Turn left on Pooles Rd, across from the cellular tower (look for our sign on the left). Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries should be ready February/March followed by Blackberries in April/May. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: October 29, 2012, by jbs)
    Comments from a visitor on October 29, 2012:
    "P-6 Farms is a GREAT place to take the kids for fall festivities. They have a corn maze, tractor rides, hay ride farm tours, bounce pillow and a ton of other things to do."

Newton County

Orange County

Polk County

  • Baxter's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    1837 Menard Chapel Rd, Livingston, TX 77351. Phone:(936) 685-7927. Email: baxterblueberryfarm@dotnet.com. Directions: 15 miles south of Livingston on SH 146, turn left on FM 943, go 1-three quarters of a miles, turn left on Mernard Cemetery Road, proceed for 2 miles to the farm on the left.   
  • D&D Fruit Farm - blackberries
    157 Lambright Road, Livingston, TX 77351. Phone: 936-563-4880. Email us at: fancett@livingston.net . Directions: From Livingston, take 190 East 12 miles, turn right on FM 1276, go 11 miles, turn left on Lambright Road. We are open June, July. Our hours are: Monday to Sunday 7am to 7pm
  • Hamilton Berry Farm -  Blueberries, Blackberries
    Camp Ruby Road, Livingston, TX. Phone: 936-563-4910.  Directions: East from Livingston 12 miles on US 190, turn right on FM 1276, go 1-one half miles and turn right on Camp Ruby Road, 3 miles to farm. 
  • Jackson Fruit Farm - Blackberries (mid May - July)
    Holly Grove Road, Livingston, TX. Directions: From Livingston, 10 miles South on Hwy 146, turn left on Holly Grove Road, 5 miles and turn left to farm. Or, from Livingston, 8 miles East on Hwy 943, turn on Holly Grove Road, 5 miles to farm. Phone: 936-685-4658 jfarms@samlink.com, mid April though May, 
  • Sandy Foot Farm - Blueberries 
    Bird Road, Livingston, TX. Phone: 936-327-2744. Directions: 9-one half miles south of Livingston on SH 146, turn left on Bird Road, 1-three quarters of a miles to farm.

San Jacinto County

  • Oakview Orchard - Blueberries
    Oakview Lane, Evergreen, TX. Phone: 936-767-4011. Email: oakview@eastex.net. Open: Wednesdays & Thursdays 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Directions: about nine miles west of Coldspring, TX. From Houston on US 59 just north of Cleveland, turn left on FM 2025 West, go about 6 miles and turn left on FM 945, go about 12 miles and turn left on Oakview Lane. From Coldspring, Hwy 150 West to Evergreen, left on Hwy 945 South toward Cleveland, go 8/10 mile and turn right on Oakview Lane to Orchard. Click here for our directions page! (UPDATED April 28, 2008)
    Comments from a visitor on May 24, 2012: "Just wanted to add a recent comment for Oakview Orchard. We went last Saturday and picked blueberries and Sue's bushes are loaded with blueberries making it so easy to pick and they are SO delicious. We picked 27 lbs....yes, 27....making it well worth the 1 1/2 hour drive from our home to get there. We were there in the middle of the day, so it was pretty hot. One suggestion Sue made was to come early the morning when it is not as hot."

Trinity County

  • Bluebonnet Berries - blackberries, blueberries and prepicked produce
    10356 South State Hwy 94, Trinity, TX 75862. Phone: 936-594-6473. Email: bjtjwt@msn.com. Directions: From the intersection of Robb street and State hwy 94 in Trinity, go 5&1/2 miles east on hwy 94. Located on left at the corner of Bluebonnet Ridge road, At the 4 rail white vinyl fence. From Glendale go 1&1/2 miles west on hwy 94,located on right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July. Open: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm; The orchard will now also be open Monday Thru Saturday (only closed on Sundays).  Blackberries May 15 to June 07; Blueberries June 01 to July 15. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 05, 2008)

Tyler County  

  • The Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    317 Private Road 8480, Warren , TX 77664. Phone: (409) 429-6208. Email: blueberryfarm@earthlink.net. Open: Seven days a week; Dawn to Dusk, from June 3rd thru whenever the Blueberries play out in July 2013. Directions: We are located about midway between Hillister and Warren - East of Highway 69. Watch for CR 4470 (MLK) and follow the signs. We are about a mile off Highway 69 on PR 8480. There are maps on our website. Click here for a map and directions. Our "usual" Blueberry Season is Memorial Day thru the 4th of July; This year, due to cold nights and cloudy days, the blueberries are being slow to ripen thus delaying opening day; We also expect there will be Blueberries available later into July; Check out webpage for updates or give us a call. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 31, 2013)
  • L&D's Strawberry Patch - Strawberries, also have restrooms
    14400 FM 92, Spurger, TX 77660. Phone: 409-429-5427. Email: strawberriz@netzero.com. Directions: 1 1/2 miles south of Spurger, TX. from Intersection of FM 1013 and FM 92. Crops are usually available in February, March, April, May. Open: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 12noon most days. Always closed Sunday. Month of February is Hit and Miss Payment: Cash, only.
    Comments from a visitor on April 28, 2011: "L & D is open we went in mid April 2011 and the strawberries where wonderful. It is very clean and the staff was very helpful."

Waller County

  • E&B Orchards - peaches, nectarines, thornless blackberries
    28268 Clarke Bottom, Hempstead, TX. Phone: 979-826-6303. E-mail: ed@eandborchards.com. Directions: From Hempstead take Hwy. 290 west approximately 2.2 miles, turn right on FM 1736 for 4.4 miles then turn left on Clarke Bottom Rd. and go .6 miles. The orchard is on the right. For a map, click here!  Open: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm. E & B has White & Yellow flesh peaches, White & Yellow flesh nectarines, Also homemade peach ice cream; picnic tables available. The Peaches, White Nectarines, Blackberries at E and B are usually available from May to July.  (UPDATED June 6, 2008)
  • Orchard Creek Farm & Vineyard - Grapes (and possibly Watermelons)
    Monaville, Hempstead, TX 77445. Phone: 979-826-2515. Directions: From Houston take Interstate Highway 10 to Brookshire; turn right on Highway 359, north to Monaville. At blinking light in Monaville, turn right and go 2.1 miles. They no longer have peaches. (UPDATED: July 03, 2008)
  • Texas Orchards Inc - Peaches, figs, pears
    42823 Old Houston Hwy, Waller, TX 77484.  Phone: (936) 931-2220 or Phone: 936-372-2121. Directions: Go west on HWY 290 and exit FM 362. Turn left (south) on FM 362, pass the second set of traffic lights and cross the railroad tracks. Turn right (west) immediately after the railroad tracks on Old Houston Hwy. Continue for approximately 2 miles and we are located on your left at 42823 Old Houston Highway. Click here for a map. Open: Daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Crop availability: Peaches May - June; Figs, Pears July - August.

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Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
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Brazos County

Brazoria County

  • Funky Monkey Farms - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies,
    780 Burton Street, Alvin, TX 77511. Email: info@funkymonkeyfarms.com. Open: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 8:30 am to 6:30 pm (close at dusk during winter/spring) Open Seasonally - November thru July. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Find us at the Pearland Farmers' Market every 2nd and 4th Saturday, from 8:00 to 12:00. Spring Break 2014 (3/8 to 3/16): No public entry due to rain. Too muddy. Veggie starter plants available. We grow unusual varieties. If you're looking for the same stuff you see at the grocery store, you won't find it here. Who wants a green bell pepper when there's purple, orange, yellow, red, and tie-dye to choose? Try something new! Want to read our free monthly newsletter? Send an email to us and let us know! A lot of citrus have giant thorns! Be aware and look before you pick. Citrus thorns are very large and very sharp! Keep your eyes open and don't let yourself get distracted!. Malabar spinach, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, radicchio, snow peas, kale, collards, green onions, mustard, pak choi, Chinese cabbage, turnips, daikon, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, okra, Swiss chard. Huge selection of seasonal vegetable and herb starter plants - more varieties then you'll find anywhere. Check website for availability. Fresh eggs coming in 2014. (UPDATED: November 04, 2013) (UPDATED: October 22, 2013) (ADDED: July 02, 2012) (UPDATED: January 22, 2013) (UPDATED: March 09, 2014) 
  • Price Organic Farm - No pesticides are used, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, beans, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, melons, onions, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    7539 County Road 400, Brazoria, TX 77422. Phone: 979-798-9668. Email: priceorganicfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Year round operations; Monday thru Friday 4:00 pm to dark Saturday open from 9:00 am to dark Sunday open after 1:00 pm to dark. Directions: Hwy 2004 going South, you turn right on County Road 400 (at caution lights) travel down til you see our sign on the left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 11, 2012)

Grimes County

  • Family Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Uncovered outdoor market, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    10989 County Road 203 P.o. Box 309, Plantesville, TX 77363. Phone: 936-894-3471. Alternate Phone: 936-870-5550. Fax: 936-894-3418. Email: jollisant@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days week year round 10am to 4pm. Directions: Take highway 105 to Plantersville Turn South on FM 1774, go 1 mile turn Left on County Road 203 go 1.5 miles we are on the Left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 17, 2012)
  • Krause Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Fresh eggs, picnic area
    5369 Fm 2988, Navasota, TX 77868. Phone: 936-825-4156. Alternate Phone: 936-870-6393. Fax: 936-825-4156. Email: KrauseFarm@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday through Friday 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm. Directions: From Houston, take highway 290 West, exit highway 6 North, travel 12 miles to FM 2988, turn right, travel 1.5 miles, farm gate on right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Opening Summer of 2009, please call ahead for availability of crops. (ADDED: July 20, 2009)

Harris County

  • Neal's Berry Farm and Farmer's Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, farm animals
    24527 1/2 Gosling Road, Spring, TX 77389. Phone: 281-255-3699. Email: nealsberryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Neal's Berry Farm & Farmer's Market is now open for fall/winter 2012 season. Open daily til Christmas Eve 2012 except for a few holidays; Monday through Saturday 10 am until 6 pm. Sunday 10 am until 2 pm; Open nearly year - round; Closed January and August and a few days in the adjacent months; Closed some holidays, and open some holidays; Hours subject to change without notice. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-45 in Spring, Texas: Take FM 2920 West to Gosling Road. Go north on Gosling Road. Cross Willow Creek. Market is on left side of road, just past "Gosling Center." From the Woodlands: Go south on Gosling Road. Cross Spring Creek into Harris County. Market is located on right side of Gosling Road, 0.5 mi past West Rayford Road. Pickers please make immediate right turn after entering driveway and park in "Pickers' Parking Lot.". Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: May 24 to July 4 (season might end sooner or later) Strawberries: few strawberries left this year; Strawberry season will re-open spring 2013. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. As of now, June 4, 2012, we are in Peak Blackberry Season, and with the vines up on 6-foot trellises, you can pick from a "wall of berries." Red grape tomatoes, yellow grape tomatoes and black cherry tomatoes are also on fences for easy picking. Farmer's Market and berry fields are the only areas open to the public. Berry fields are ONLY open during berry/tomato seasons. All other farm property is ALWAYS closed to the public. For your safety, thank you for observing yellow signs denoting restricted areas. Colored tags in market denote homegrown and Texas-grown produce. Also offer home-grown vegetable plants, herbs, strawberry plants, fig trees, and oak firewood. (UPDATED: June 04, 2012)(UPDATED: September 07, 2012)
  • Partybarn Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs,
    18611 Becker Road, Hockley, TX 77447. Phone: 281-255-4428. Alternate Phone: 832-404-8135. Email: partybarn18@gmail.com. Open: Tomball Farmers Market Main Street and Cherry Street, Tomball Texas March through July; Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Directions: Go west from Tomball on 2920 81/2 miles to Becker Road, Turn left (south) 21/2 miles to the farm. For product availability call first. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, CheckFresh "Free Range" Brown Eggs now available $4.00 a dozen. (UPDATED: April 17, 2012) (ADDED: May 18, 2011).
  • Renaissance Chicken - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, Fresh local eggs, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed)
    5781 Fm 1094 Road, Sealy, TX 77474. Phone: 281 928 9072. Email: velece@yahoo.com. Open: Urban Harvest Houston Community College Southwest Friday 3 pm to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: October 10, 2012)

Matagorda County

  • Rab Farm and Ranch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Fresh local eggs, beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, onions, peas, pecans , summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs
    834 County Road 162, Bay City, TX 77415. Phone: 979-373-6542. Alternate Phone: 979-373-4665. Email: rabfarmandranch@yahoo.com. Open: 9am until dusk Tuesday thru Saturday; Other hours available if you call ahead to make arrangements. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are between Sargent and Bay City, in Cedar Lane. Coming from Bay City, take FM 457 until you come to FM 521. Turn left. You will go over Caney Creek and Linville Bayou. We are the next road on the right (County Road 162 - Bell Bottom Road). We are 8/10 of a mile on the right. More directions can be found on our website. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. We sell pecans in season. We are a young, but growing, family owned and operated farm. While we are not organic, we do try to limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We try natural methods first and foremost. Our eggs are free-range and come in brown, white or green!. We have several varieties of tomatoes, and squash, as well as two varieties of eggplant, and four different kinds of potatoes. We have blackeyes, purple hulls, okra, bell peppers, cucumbers (slicing and pickling). We even have some dill available. We are just beginning an herb garden so there are limited quantities. (ADDED: May 05, 2010)

Montgomery County

  • 105 Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, onions, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    21314 Tx-105, Cleveland, TX 77328. Phone: 713-594-7447. Email: wesley.holley@yahoo.com. Open: Weekends 9am till the last customer. Directions: Located on Highway 105 in east Montgomery county between Conroe and Cleveland. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, squash, zucchini, okra, eggplant, watermelon, cantaloupe. (ADDED: February 25, 2013)
  • P-6 Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, beans, blackberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy pillow, birthday parties, school tours
    9963 Pooles Road, Montgomery, TX 77356. Phone: 936-597-6062. Email: poole.carey@gmail.com. Open: daily from beginning in the spring through the summer. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From I-45 in Conroe: Exit highway 105 and go west to Montgomery, about 15 miles. We are 2.3 miles from downtown Montgomery. Turn right on the 2nd road past the high school and stadium, Pooles Road From highway 6 in Navasota: Exit highway 105, about 20 miles. We are about 5 miles from the blinking light in Dobbin. Turn left on Pooles Rd, across from the cellular tower (look for our sign on the left). Click here for a map and directions. Montgomery's very own Corn Maze and Fall Festival is set to run from October 1 pm to November 27; Come get lost in our 8 acre corn maze, but don't worry, we have "corn cops" to help assist when needed; Enjoy taking your loved one's picture is our beautifully designed pumpkin patch; Plus many more family fun activities!. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: October 12, 2011)
  • Rudy’s Peach Orchard - peaches
    1737 Sawdust Road, Woodlands, Texas  77380. Phone: 281-367-4578. Email: peachypair@aol.com. Directions: In Spring, exit Interstate Highway 45 at Sawdust Road, west on Sawdust 1.5 miles. Fresh Picked: Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Tomatoes, Blackberries
  • Willmon Farm- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    East River Road, Splendora, TX. Email: willmonfarm@willmonfarm.com. Open: 9 am t 6 pm, Daily; seasonal hours; check their website. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: March 30, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on March 30, 2012: "I found the farm to be peaceful and enjoyed the homemade salsa along with the fresh vegetables. Nice old farmer here."

  • Urban Harvest Farmer's Market - City Hall Farmers Market - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetable
    901 Bagby, Houston, TX. Email: tyler@urbanharvest.org. Open: Wednesdays, 11am -­ 1:30 pm, Reopens 02/27/13. (UPDATED: March 11, 2013, from their website)
  • Urban Harvest Farmer's Market - Eastside - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetable
    3000 Richmond, Houston, TX.  Email: tyler@urbanharvest.org. Open: Saturdays 8am -­ 12 pm.  (UPDATED: March 11, 2013, from their website)
  • Urban Harvest Farmer's Market - Highland Village - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetable
    2720 Suffolk Drive, Houston, TX. Email: libby@urbanharvest.org. Open: Sundays, 10am -­ 1 pm, Open Year Round .  (UPDATED: March 11, 2013, from their website)

Washington County


Local Honey Sources:

Grimes County

  • The King's Orchard - Honey (retail), Comb honey, Raw honeys, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    11282 Cr 302, Plantersville, TX 77363. Phone: 936-894-2766. Email: questions@kingsorchard.com. Open: Tuesday through Sunday, from 8 am to 5 pm, closed Mondays, unless it's a Holiday, when we will be open. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are off of FM 1774, between Magnolia and Plantersville, on CR 302. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: March through May, Blackberries: Mid May through June, Blueberries: Mid-May through Mid-July, Figs: September through November, Flowers March through August, Tomatoes: May through August, Veggies: March through August. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Honey Sticks in many flavors. (UPDATED: January 30, 2010)

Harris County

  • Neal's Berry Farm & Farmer's Market - Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties
    24527 1/2 Gosling Road, Spring, TX 77389. Phone: 281-255-3699. Email: nealsberryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm Hours subject to change without notice. Directions: From I-45 in Spring, Texas: take FM 2920 west to Gosling Road. Go north on Gosling Road. Cross Willow Creek. Market is on left side of road, just past "Gosling Center." From the Woodlands: Go south on Gosling Road. Cross Spring Creek into Harris County. Market is located on right side of Gosling Road,.5 mile past West Rayford Road. Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: Mid-May to early July, 2011. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 18, 2011)

San Jacinto County

  • Big Creek Farms - Honey (retail), Comb honey, Raw honeys, Whipped honey,
    450 Manuel Road, Shepherd, TX 77371. Phone: 281-659-5740. Email: jjett51@gmail.com. Open: Daily 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: From the 4-way stop in Shepherd turn west on highway 150. Go 2 miles. Turn right on Manuel Road for 1/2 mile. Farm is on right. Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: Late May to July or until weather stops production; Call for availability. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: March 25, 2010)

Horse Rides and More:

Brazoria County

  • Price Organic Farm - No pesticides are used, Horses rented (guided trails), children welcome, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    7539 County Road 400, Brazoria, TX 77422. Phone: 979-798-9668. Email: priceorganicfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Call to schedule appointment for guided children horse rides Monday thru Friday 4:00 pm to dark Saturday open from 9:00 am to dark Sunday open after 1:00 pm to dark. Directions: Hwy 2004 going South, you turn right on County Road 400 (at caution lights) travel down til you see our sign on the left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Seasonal vegetables and fruit only. Spring: Zucchini, Okra, Onions, Potatos, Tomatoes, Squash, Cucumbers, Carrots, Peppers, Green Beans, etc. Fall: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Mustard Greens, Spinach, etc. (ADDED: April 11, 2012)

Montgomery County

  • 7 Acre Wood Family Fun Park & Carrie's Coffee Mill - Uses natural growing practices, Lunches offered, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Hotel / Motel nearby, Wedding facilities, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, meeting room available, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    4401 North Frazier Road, Conroe, TX 77303. Phone: 936-890-2326. Alternate Phone: 936-697-6029. Email: carrie@7acrewood.org. Open: Tuesday through Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm Friday and Saturday 9:00am to Dark Sunday Noon to 5:00pm Closed on Mondays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Interstate 45 take exit 91 (League Line Road), turn east on to League Line Road and go 2 blocks, turn left (north) on to Highway 75 (Frazier Road), go 2 blocks on Highway 75 and 7 Acre Wood is a red & white country frontage located on the left side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. We are a family owned and operated Old Fashioned Family Fun Park and Coffee House & Sandwich Cafe. We are a favorite place for parents to come to and have fun with their children, and we can transform into a variety of venues for small to big events. Outside food and drink is not allowed in unless you have rented space with us or you are a field trip. We also have other small, family-oriented businesses located in our park that our customers love to visit. Please introduce yourself to us whenever you stop in. We have two ponies that are wonderful with children! One is named Goldie and the other is Scout. We offer children's pony rides on the weekend ($5 each). You can also call ahead to set-up a pony ride for a week day (30 minutes for $50, 45 minutes for $75, and $90 for an hour). Also, we have a Pony Party Package that works great for birthdays or other special events for young pony lovers!!! We are not a place for adults to come horse back riding or for children to take riding lessons. However, there are many such facilities in are area. (UPDATED: January 09, 2010)
  • Little Horseshoe Farm - pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, riding lessons,  porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, events at your location (call for info)
    19830 Turtle Dove Ln, Magnolia, TX 77355. Phone: 281-468-6304. Alternate Phone: 281-259-4372. Email: info@littlehorseshoe.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We operate all year. Have a party at our location. In the fall, winter, and spring we offer special events. We feature miniature equine, ponies, and donkeys. Miniature Equine & Ponies: Parties, Events, & Pictures. October 28 to 31, 2011 pumpkin Festival featuring Trick or Treat forest. December 16 to 19, 2011 miniature horse carriage rides through the lights and Christmas photos with the miniature equine. (UPDATED: August 22, 2011)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Brazoria County

  • Price Organic Farm - No pesticides are used, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Fresh eggs, farm animals
    7539 County Road 400, Brazoria, TX 77422. Phone: 979-798-9668. Email: priceorganicfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Year round operations; Monday thru Friday 4:00 pm to dark Saturday open from 9:00 am to dark Sunday open after 1:00 pm to dark. Directions: Hwy 2004 going South, you turn right on County Road 400 (at caution lights) travel down til you see our sign on the left hand side. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 11, 2012)

Harris County

  • Neal's Berry Farm & Farmer's Market - Eggs (free range), Brown eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Ice cream shop, Snack bar, Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties
    24527 1/2 Gosling Road, Spring, TX 77389. Phone: 281-255-3699. Email: nealsberryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm Hours subject to change without notice. Directions: From I-45 in Spring, Texas: take FM 2920 west to Gosling Road. Go north on Gosling Road. Cross Willow Creek. Market is on left side of road, just past "Gosling Center." From the Woodlands: Go south on Gosling Road. Cross Spring Creek into Harris County. Market is located on right side of Gosling Road,.5 mile past West Rayford Road. Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: Mid-May to early July, 2011. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 18, 2011)
  • Renaissance Chicken - Chicken (free range), No hormones used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs (organic, vegetarian fed), Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Eggs, Brown eggs, Specialty eggs (see below), Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed)
    5781 Fm 1094 Road, Sealy, TX 77474. Phone: 281 928 9072. Email: velece@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Thursday 9 to 6. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Selling Heritage Breed chicken and eggs fed an all natural, soy0free diet.Pasture ranged. Humanely raised. (ADDED: October 10, 2012)

Matagorda County

  • Rab Farm and Ranch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Eggs (free range), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs
    834 County Road 162, Bay City, TX 77415. Phone: 979-373-6542. Alternate Phone: 979-373-4665. Email: rabfarmandranch@yahoo.com. Open: 9am until dusk Tuesday thru Saturday; Other hours available if you call ahead to make arrangements. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are between Sargent and Bay City, in Cedar Lane. Coming from Bay City, take FM 457 until you come to FM 521. Turn left. You will go over Caney Creek and Linville Bayou. We are the next road on the right (County Road 162 - Bell Bottom Road). We are 8/10 of a mile on the right. More directions can be found on our website. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. We sell pecans in season. We are a young, but growing, family owned and operated farm. While we are not organic, we do try to limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We try natural methods first and foremost. Our eggs are free-range and come in brown, white or green!. We sell a wide variety of vegetable year-round (weather permitting!). We also sell dressed rabbits. (ADDED: May 05, 2010)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Harris County

  • Last Organic Outpost - Uses natural growing practices, Cooking Facilities, Birthday parties, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Hotel nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Pets welcome, Smoking permitted, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours
    711 Emile Street, Houston, TX 77020. Phone: 832-517-0418. Email: info@lastorganicoutpost.com. Open: Monday to F: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Winter); 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Summer) Saturday, Sun: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Year around). Directions: From I-10, exit Waco Street N. Travel one block, turn left on Birch Street Travel one block, turn right on Emile Street. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. This is a small, urban community and research farm. The primary mission is to develop a sustainable, local food economy. (ADDED: January 30, 2013)

Montgomery County

  • 7 Acre Wood - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Lighting, Catering available, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, goats, horses, chickens, llamas/alpacas, other animals, Fishing nearby, Internet (Wireless), Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, meeting room available, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, ziplines, mini-golf, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    4401 N. Frazier, Conroe, TX 77303. Phone: 936-890-2326. Email: fun@7acrewood.org. Open: See our Website for current park hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Heading North on I45, take exit 90. turn right onto League Line Road, turn Left onto North Frazier/HWY 75. Our park is two blocks on left. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Be sure to check out our website for our exciting themed birthday parties! We are open year round!. We're located in Conroe Texas, near the Woodlands. Come play in a 7 1/2 acre old-fashioned Family Fun Park! Visit the petting zoo, mini golf course, western play town, play fort, huge playground, gigantic sandbox, zip line, sand volleyball, horseshoes, kid sized rockwall and much more. Healthy family fun that kids love!. (ADDED: January 22, 2014) (UPDATED: August 07, 2013) (UPDATED: September 06, 2012) (UPDATED: May 17, 2011)

Wholesale Foods

Harris County

  • Last Organic Outpost - Uses natural growing practices, Local sales at our farm, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours
    711 Emile Street, Houston, TX 77020. Phone: 832-517-0418. Email: info@lastorganicoutpost.com. Open: Monday to F: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Winter); 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (Summer) Saturday, Sun: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Year around). Directions: From I-10, exit Waco Street N. Travel one block, turn left on Birch Street Travel one block, turn right on Emile Street. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 30, 2013)
  • Renaissance Chicken - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, all produce is sustainably grown, carrots, eggplant, figs, grapefruit, other citrus, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed)
    5781 Fm 1094 Road, Sealy, TX 77474. Phone: 281 928 9072. Email: velece@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Thursday 9 to 6. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: October 10, 2012)

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