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

This month's notes: November 2014: Apples are still available!  Frosts and freezes have begun, so don't wait . Corn mazes and hayrides are still going in most places through the first week of November. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Lubbock 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!

Andrew County

Bailey County

Borden County

Cochran County

Cottle County

Crosby County

Dawson County

Dickens County

Fisher County

Floyd County

Gaines County

Garza County

Hale County

Hockley County

Howard County

Kent County

King County

Lamb County

Lubbock County 

  • Apple Country OrchardsApples (year round), apple cider.
    12206 East Hwy 62, Idalou TX, 79329. Phone: 806-892-2961, Fax: (806) 892-2266. Email: cbrints@applecountryorchards.com. Directions: Four miles east of Idalou on Hwy. 62/82/144 (14 miles east of Lubbock). One of the few places for citrus in this area. Have lunch with us. Sample our Famous German Apple Cake and other bakery goodies. Visit our cider mill, drink a cup of fresh apple cider in our wedding gazebo, Relax beside our waterfall and fountain, And of course, PICK APPLES ! (click here for picking schedule). Please call for current apple prices. Also prepicked: Peaches, Tomatoes, Peppers, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Watermelons, Pumpkins, Other Seasonal Vegetables. Note: the Pick Texas website claims they have PYO Oranges and Grapefruit, but their website says nothing about it so if you are interested, call them first! (UPDATED June 6, 2008)
    Comments from a visitor on April 18, 2011: "While they had REALLY good apples, and the gentleman who was riding around in his tractor was very helpful in locating the best apples, the lady who had rung us up for the 160 lbs. of apples we picked and half gallon honey we bought couldnOpen: 't have been more rude to us. Considering we were picking apples with 5 elderly men and women and 4 kids, we were moving as fast as we could go. I have no idea if this woman owns the farm, but we will try it one more time and give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she was having a bad day? No matter. The apples are very good and we never mind blemishes as long as they are on a non-sprayed apple and kissed by genuine sunshine! The honey was good. Pure because there was a honeybee floating in the top! Love it! Wish they would have allowed me to bottle my own though as the opening of their 1/2 gal. jar is way too small. All in all, a fun trip for the kids and visiting in-laws!"
  • Gallaghers Apple Orchard - Apples, Blackberries, Strawberries, Nectarines, Peaches
    Lubbock , TX. Phone: (806) 763-0096.  Directions: Call for directions.Open: Daily, from 8 am until dark. Crop availability: August- December 1st.
  • Santa Maria Lavender- Lavender
    66927 Highway 84, Shallowater, TX. Phone: 806-928-1612. Fax: 806-832-5939. E-mail: howardh@santamarialavender.com.
  • TreeGrace Farms - ORGANIC, Organic Watermelons and Cantaloupes
    2204 Alcove Avenue, Lubbock, TX. Phone: 806-792-2026. E-mail: matt@treegracefarms.com. Directions: in city limits, south of the Loop on 19th Street.

Lynn County

Martin County

Mitchell County

Motley County

Nolan County

Scurry County

Stonewall County

Terry County

Yoakum County

  • Shoestring Cattle Co. - Peppers, Peas, Okra, Tomatoes
    Stateline and Highway 83, Denver City, TX. Phone: 806-732-8611 Email: shoestrg@hiplains.net or Email: shoest@crosswind.net. Directions: Call for directions. Open: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Crop availability Peppers, Peas, Okra and Tomatoes in July.

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Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Borden County

  • Field of Dreams Dairy - Chicken (free range), Beef, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), Eggs (free range), Unpasteurized Milk, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms
    800 Borden County Road 144, Odonnell, TX 79351. Phone: 806-439-6316. Email: fieldofdreamsdairy@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm Sunday 1pm to 7 pm. Directions: Our website contains a map. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have shelled pecans. (ADDED: July 27, 2010)

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Picking Tips

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This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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