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Vegetable U-Pick Orchards in Austin area of Texas in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for vegetables that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have vegetables 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.

Bastrop County

Hays County

  • Pure Luck Texas - Seasonal Vegetables, Cut Flowers
    101 Twin Oaks Trail, Dripping Springs, TX . Phone: 512-858-7034. Email: Open: Check see their website for current hours. Click here for a map and directions. , . Take Hwy. 290 West from Austin approximately 20 miles to Dripping Springs. Continue on 290 West for three miles and turn right on McGregor Lane (also known as Hays Country Road 187). Go two miles on CR 187 turning left onto Martin Rd. (CR 188) for 1/2 mile. Pure Luck Farm in on the left and the dairy is on the right.

Limestone County

  • Point Enterprises Orchards - Persimmons, Pears, Peaches, Seasonal Vegetables
    FM-1365, Mexia, TX 76667. Phone: 800-833-9321. Open: daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: Four miles southeast of Mexia on FM 1365. . Click here for a map and directions. or Phone: 254-562-6913 Crop availability: Persimmons from September- December; Pears from August-November; Peaches from May-August; and Seasonal Vegetables Year-round.

Milam County

  • Star Farmers Market - blackberries, cucumbers, melons, onions, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    701 East Highway 79, Rockdale, TX 76567. Phone: 512-446-3078. Email: Open: 7 days a week from 12 pm to 5 pm or by appointments. Directions: We are .3 mile east from Rockdale, Texas on us 79. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. . Fax: 512 446 3078. . Crops are usually available in March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November. Call to set up special group outings. Facebook page. is a small (under 15 acres) varietal farm, with some 'you pick' crops, seasonal crops nearly year round, several farmers markets besides our road side store which has jams, jellies, butters, local honey besides all the crops we can possibly think of and then some. Spring crops are Strawberries, rhubarb and a few different greens, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, green onions, then comes blackberries, peaches, plums, grapes, potatoes, onions, squashes of several varieties, salad greens, tomatoes, peas (black eyes, purple hulls, creamers and maybe some others) We have some okra, snow peas or sugar peas, hot and sweet peppers, winter squash, pumpkins and then start all over again. As soon as one crop is done, that ground is prepared for the next crop. We have a well which is a blessing during the dry seasons. We have school groups, senior groups, home school groups and just fun days out for families or individuals. We can harvest if you call ahead so your order can be picked up at our store or any of the farmers markets we participate in.


Vegetable Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Pick veggies that are firm and free of blemishes.

Canning, Freezing, Drying, Preserving and more!

Below are links to pages with easy and reliable directions about how to can, preserve, freeze and make other goodies fromveggiess.  Some of these require a Pressure Canner to prevent potential spoilage and food poisoning, due to the low acid content of the food.  For others, you can use a water bath canner OR a Pressure Canner.  I've noted what's required for each, below, following each entry, with
W for water bath,
P for Pressure canner, and
W, P for either may be used!

Pickled vegetables

Canning tomatoes (in water bath canners )Home canned tomato soup

Canning Tomatoes in Pressure canners

Freezing Tomatoes

Drying tomatoes

Ripening green tomatoes in your garage or basement

If you want to bring your green tomatoes indoors before a freeze in the Fall, and ripen them, see:

And if you'd like to start you own tomatoes from seed (you can save a small fortune and grow the heirloom varieties you like) see this page for easy directions for growing your own tomato plants from seed.

Many more recipes and directions:


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