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Pea U-Pick Orchards in Dallas area of Texas in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for peas that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have peas orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Hood County

  • Oleo Farm - apples, apricots, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, melons, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes,
    9100 Colony Road, Tolar, TX 76476. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Directions: Take Highway 377 to Tolar, Texas, which is located between Granbury and Stephenville. At Tolar take Highway 56 North. Go 1.5 miles to Colony Road. Go west on Colony Road to the first house on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 15265849132.00043fa4603d00eafe7eb"> Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Homemade ice cream and fresh produce can be purchased in downtown Tolar on Highway 377 during seasonal periods.

Tarrant County

  • Henrietta Creek Orchard - Pick your own apples (10 varieties), peaches (6 varieties), black-eyed peas, squash, and okra, Plums, tomatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Pumpkin patch
    14255 Old Denton Road, Roanoke, TX 76262. Phone: 817-439-3202. Email: ss.apple@juno.com. Open: See this page for picking updates. Directions: Located in North Tarrant County. Click here for a map and directions. . . is . We are East of the Alliance Airport and South of the Texas Motor Speedway. From I-35W exit #66. Turn East on Keller Haslet Road after .7 mile. Take a left (North) on Old Denton Road. After traveling North about 1.2 mile the road curves to the right. We are about .25 mile on the left after the curve. Please use the second entrance.A family owned orchard with Pick Your Own Apples in 6 varieties. Our orchard has over 500 hybrid dwarf apple trees & around 200 peach trees. We also have a pizza garden that includes tomatoes, peppers, garlic and other herbs. We also offer preserves, jellies, salsa, honey and fruit butters for sale in the Apple House (some of these items are sugar free.) (UPDATED: April 1, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on April 29, 2011: "Just an FYI - this farm is alive and well and growing healthy apple and peach trees. It is a great place for taking children to learn about sustainable gardening and farming. "

Wise County

  • L'cajn Farm - beans, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplants, melons, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    266 Old Chisholm Trail, Rhome, TX 76078. Phone: 817-636-2644. Email: okraman32@yahoo.com. Open: Call before you go; they may be a members only CSA now; Monday to Sunday, from 8 am to 6:30 pm, June 1 to March 30. Directions: We\'re just off of Farm Road 407, 1 street east of the New Fairview Airport. Turn down Old Chisholm Trail, go 310 of a mile and we\'re on the right. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    L'cajn Farm Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 817-902-8776. . We're just off of Farm Road 407, 1 street east of the New Fairview Airport. Turn down Old Chisholm Trail, go 3/10 of a mile and we're on the right. We. We grow creole okra that the seeds have been past down from year to year. We grow different kinds of cabbage, cauliflower and greens during the fall and winter. (UPDATED: April 28, 2015, JBS)
  • Rose Creek Farms - Note: The farm has been closed for public pick-your-own and only produces for their CSA members. According to their website, they are hoping to expand and begin pick-your-own production again in the next season or two. Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs or spices, melons, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
    418 County Road 2788, Sunset, TX 76270. Phone: 940-427-2609. Email: info@rosecreekfarms.com. Open: Closed until September 15 then open until October, weekends only: Saturdays 9:00am - 6:00pm and Sundays 12:30pm - 6:00pm; Call for availability. Directions: From Fort Worth - North on I-35W to Hwy 287 Exit. Continue North on 287 to the Alvord Exit \(Business Hwy 287\). First blinking light is F.M. 1655. Turn right at blinking light and continue due east for 3 miles to County Road 2788. Turn left on County Road 2788 and continue for 2.5 miles. Farm is on the left. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Rose Creek Farms Fax:. . From Fort Worth - North on I-35W to Hwy 287 Exit. Continue North on 287 to the Alvord Exit (Business Hwy 287). First blinking light is F.M. 1655. Turn right at blinking light and continue due east for 3 miles to County Road 2788. Turn left on County Road 2788 and continue for 2.5 miles. Farm is on the left. Crops are usually available in October. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Cut Flowers - Tulips and Lavender in Spring. Zinnias in Summer and Fall.

 

Pea

Pea Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Peas, English peasPeas (English, Snap peas, Snow Peas, Crowder Peas, etc.) are very easy to grow.  They thrive even in poor soil. In fact, as a legume, pea plants are able to take nitrogen from the air and fix it in nodules in their roots with bacteria to enrich the soil. Whether you grow them yourself or pick them at a PYO farm, or buy them at the market, they're available fresh almost everywhere.

Here's what to look for!

English peas

Pick English Peas when the pod is full and green and the peas are still tender and sweet. Test for maturity frequently by picking a couple of pods and examining them for firmness. Harvest the Chinese and snow peas, which are eaten pod and all, when the pods are 1-1/2 to 2 inches long and the peas are about the size of BB's. The pods are usually picked 5 to 7 days after flowering.

 

Snap Peas - aka, edible-podded peas

Similar to English peas, except the pod itself is also sweet and tender, like the peas inside.

Snow peas, aka Chinese peas

Like snap peas, the pod is edible, except you want to pick them while they are still flat, before the pod starts to swell with peas inside. Harvest Chinese and snow peas, which are eaten pod and all, when the pods are 1-1/2 to 2 inches long and the peas are about the size of BB's.

Specialty Peas

There are many varieties, like purple hulled peas, crowder peas, black-eyed- peas. Each has their followers!

 

When are peas available?

Peas are a cool, even cold weather crop, and can tolerate frost and cold soil. In the U.S. Peas typically peak during February (in the Deep South) through October in the North. Peak season is February through June before the weather gets hot.  Some farms plant a Fall crop too, as they only take 45 to 60 days from the time the seed is planted!

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - it's hard to pick in a muddy field!
  2. Most growers furnish picking containers designed for Peas, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.
  3. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem while the weather is still cool, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.

General Picking Tips

Whether you pick Peas from your garden or at a Pick-Your-Own farm, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Look for Peas that are :

  1. firm
  2. Bright green (not yellowish!)
  3. smooth, shiny pods, not wrinkly on the surface - that's an old or dried out pea.
  4. The Peas in the photo at right are, from left:
    - old and yellowing,
    - overripe and lumpy; and
    - dried out and damaged.
  5. Avoid placing the picked Peas in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking. I prefer to bring a cooler with ice in it. Peas may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days
  6. It is best to shell English peas and either freeze them or use them promptly.

When you get home

  1. Put them in the vegetable crisper in the fridge, in a loose plastic bag.
  2. Now, get ready to can or freeze the extra Peas - It is VERY easy! Click on the links for easy instructions.
  3. Pea shellers - simple inexpensive devices to quickly shell English peas
     
  1. Canned peas
  2. The Peas in the photo at right are, from left:
    - old and yellowing,
    - overripe and lumpy; and
    - dried out and damaged.
  3. Avoid placing the picked Peas in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking. I prefer to bring a cooler with ice in it. Peas may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days
  4. It is best to shell English peas and either freeze them or use them promptly.

When you get home

  1. Put them in the vegetable crisper in the fridge, in a loose plastic bag.
  2. Now, get ready to can or freeze the extra Peas - It is VERY easy! Click on the links for easy instructions.
  3. Pea shellers - simple inexpensive devices to quickly shell English peas
     

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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