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Vegetable U-Pick Orchards in Northeast 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.

Bowie County

  • Anderson Family Farms - Uses natural growing practices, apples, beans, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, herbs/spices, melons, onions, pears, peas, peaches, pecans , peppers, plums, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, watermelons, Fresh eggs
    332 County Road 1107, Maud, TX 75567. Phone: (903) 276-7474. Email: frontierman1969@yahoo.com. Open: June thru August Pick your own hours 6 am to noontime Monday thru Saturday; Closed Sunday. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Anderson Family Farms . From interstate I-30, take highway 8 south 4 miles. Take FM 2149 East go 6 miles. Look for CR. . We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. We can grow just about anything you want. We also raise farm fresh eggs, chicks, and chickens. Need pasture raised meat? Call us to arrange what meat you want us to raise and how you want it raised (ADDED: April 26, 2019)

Smith County

  • Moore Farm - Pumpkins, Vegetables, Cut Flowers
    22142 County Road 181, Bullard, TX 75757. Phone: 903-894-1030. Email: moore_farms@yahoo.com. Open: see their website. Click here for a map and directions. . From Tyler, US Hwy. 69 South to Bullard, turn right at the stoplight on to FM 344. Travel West on 344 for 3 one half miles to CR 181. Turn right (North) on CR 181. Farm is 8/10 mile on left. From Hwy.155 and FM 344, at stoplight turn right (East) on FM 344. Continue on 344 through 4-way stop at Teasleville for 1 one half miles, at CR 181 turn left. Farm is 8/10 mile.

Wood County

  • Blueberry Ridge Farm Bed and Breakfast - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blackberries, blueberries, other berries, pumpkins, other vegetables, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    2785 East Highway 80, Mineola, TX 75773. Phone: 903-569-1550. Email: pray4jill@yahoo.com. Open: Wednesday to Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm, June 10 to mid July. Directions: located five miles East of Mineola, Texas on the north side of Highway 80. We are located directly across from a state picnic area. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 903-569-0101. . Check back for updates about our Pumpkin Patch Re-opening Fall of 2021!. It is the oldest organic blueberry farm in the state of Texas. We also offer a variety of other activities. Our country store/barn is now available for lease to host a birthday party, family reunion, special occasion parties, etc. Pumpkin Patch: October 1 to November 20 Blueberries: June 10 to late July (call for closing date) Corn Maze: Coming Fall Opening October 1 to November 20 Hay Maze: Coming Fall Opening October 1 to November 20 Christmas Tree Farm with Santa Opening November 20 Easter Egg Hunting Coming Spring , Opening April. Blueberry Ridge is an organic blueberry farm. The blueberries encompass five acres with three different varieties of blueberries. Our Tiff Blue and Climax bushes are very mature and stand approximately 12 feet tall. Five years ago, we planted some Powder Blue bushes and they stand about 4 - 6 ft. and are producing a very plentiful crop. Our blueberries, blackberries, and elderberries are certified organic by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Come on by, sit a spell, shop or browse. Warm friendly customer service is what we are all about. Our organic u-pick blueberry farm is in the heart of East Texas. Picking season is from June to July. We also offer a variety of other activities. Our country store/barn is now available for lease to host a birthday party, family reunion, special occasion parties, etc. We will also be re-opening our Pumpkin Patch in the fall

 

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)