Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest New Mexico? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southwest New Mexico, 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings, Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings, but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to all requests.  They don't. Don't support the scammers!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in November 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze here.

See our comprehensive list of 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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm.  (Yes, I've got lawyers on it)  They have all copied their information from 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 are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Southwest New Mexico U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Catron County

Dona Ana County

  • Berridge Farms - chili peppers
    PO BOX 104, Garfield, NM 87936. Phone: 575-267-4804. Email: Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Call or see their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. We have two retail locations and offer pick your own at the farm.
  • Joe Lujan Farms - chile peppers (aka, chili peppers)
    1200 Lujan Hill Road, Las Cruces, NM. Phone: (575) 526-5918. Email: Open: every day except Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 am to 4:30 pm. Lujan Farms Facebook page. Lujan Farms has been selling all varieties of quality green chile and sun-dried chile products for 50 years with excellent costumer service. Offers roasting, peel n pack, shipping, & frozen chile.
    Comments from a visitor on April 29, 2011: "The Joe Lujan farm in New Mexico is now closed for pick your own.!"
  • La Union Maze U-Pick Farm - vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupes, okra, restrooms, corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins brought in from the field, birthday parties
    1101 South Highway, Anthony, NM 88021. Phone: 915-549-1323. Email: Open: U Pick July 20 through Sep. 15 only! 7:30 am- 12:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. (Wear long pants, sleeves, a hat, and bring mosquito repellant) Fall Activities. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    A visitor writes on September 11, 2013: " I put this in the Texas file because it is just a few miles from El Paso TX. I have never been able to go, I am disabled and do not drive and my lift bus only goes to places in El Paso, but I hope to go soon. I hear great things about this place. Get your loyalty card and start saving after your 2nd visit!! get 10% off on your 3rd visit. Price List U- Pick Long green chile, med, & hot: $.75 lb Roasted long green: $2.00 lb JalapeƱo: $.75 lb Guerito (chile): $.75 lb Tomatoes: $1.50 lb Squash: petite, yellow, gray, zucchini: $1.00 lb Egg plant: $1.50 lb Okra: $2.00 lb we pick $3.00 lb Cucumbers: regular, armenian, and japanese: $1.25 lb Onions: 2 lbs for $1 Cantaloupe: $1.00 ea small $1.50 large Seedless Watermelon: $3.00 ea small $5.00 ea large Spanish Melon: $3.00 ea Rosemary: $1.00 bunch Pecans in the shell: $2.50 lb Bales of hay (oats): $6.00 ea "
  • U-Pick Mesilla Valley Apples Burke Orchard - apples, porta-potties, school tours
    2330 Shalem Colony Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88007. Phone: (575) 523-7437. Email: Open: Please see our facebook or website for days and hours towards the end of August when our apples are ripe and yummy. Directions: From El Paso, the easiest way to get to our farm is to take I-10 to Las Cruces and exit at 138, Motel Boulevard. At the bottom of the exit, continue right on Motel Boulevard. At the end of Motel Boulevard, turn left onto West Picacho Avenue, also known as Highway 70 West. You will drive over the river. After the river, the next stop light is Shalem Colony Trail. Please turn right. Apple picking usually begins the last week of August or the first week of September;. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We grow tart Jonathans, perfect for apple pie. We also grow Delicious varieties including an unusually sweet apple grafted onto the Red Delicious. Many trees have apples so near the ground babies can pick their own apples. We provide fruit pickers to reach out of reach apples. In August, we invite people to create sunlight tattoos for apples. Please see our facebook page and web site for more information. (Formerly called Burke Big Apple Orchard) (UPDATED: July 14, 2018)

Grant County

Hidalgo County

Luna County

Sierra County

  • Valhalla Orchards, LLC - peaches, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    35 Tanzy Road, Arrey, NM 87930. Phone: 575 496-1773. Email: Open: Typically mid June through July; see our Facebook page for hours and availability. Directions: We are just off Interstate 25 between Truth or Consequences and Hatch. Take exit 59 off of Interstate 25, head south on Highway 187. Turn Right on Chili Plant Road (the first paved road after the exit, look for the Valhalla Orchard sign). Drive approximately 1 mile, then turn right at the next Valhalla Orchard sign, we are in the maroon building. For a map to our farm, Click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Valhalla Orchards is a newly established commercial and U-Pick orchard. We have already harvested apricots and plums, available in season. Click here for our Facebook page. We have apricots, plums, and peaches available in season at local farmers markets and grocers as well. . (ADDED: June 21, 2016)

Socorro County

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