Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southeast New Mexico? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Southeast 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm,
and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the
information, please let me know!
information about safely viewing the solar eclipse and where to get the approved
glasses, see this page. Or here to learn about the
scam counterfeit solar eclipse glasses.
What's in season in December 2017, and other
Notes for December 2017: Frosts and freezes are upon us
in many areas, and one field may be unhurt while one a mile a way can be
damaged, so keep that in mind as you read the following: Apples are in season
now, as are figs, and Fall raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are
going strong if frost hasn't happened in the field Late Apples, like
Fuji's should be plentiful now. You can see
a complete list of apple
varieties, their ripening dates and best uses here. And if you have a left
over pumpkin, you can
easily turn it into a Thanksgiving pie, pumpkin cheesecake, cookies, muffins and
more, see this page!
And of course you can find
farms, on our related website.
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children:
See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
We also have
home canning, 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. They have all
copied their information form 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, please
Southeast New Mexico U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Blessed From The Garden - beans, beets,
carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, herbs/spices,
melons, onions, peaches, pecans , peppers, rhubarb, summer squash, winter
squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
3505 Cass Dr, Carlsbad, NM 88220. Phone: 575-628-1724. Fax: 505-628-1724.
[email protected]. Directions: Go South on Old Cavern
highway to Russel, turn left. 1st Street is Cass Dr, turn right - ya can't
miss it. Crops are usually available in April through November. Open: Monday
to Friday, 8am to 7pm,Saturday and Sunday 7am to 5pm. Open from Easter till
first frost October/November; We have specialty green crops grown
hydroponically all year: Tomatoes, cukes, salad greens, herbs, just about
everything from A to Z; We grow the hottest peppers in the World; Naga
Morich, Dorset Na Saturday, and Bhin Jolakia'. We use natural practices, but
are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. All crops are
Organically Grown and picked fresh to order. Saturdays, we are at the
Farmer's Market on the Courthouse Lawn first thing in the morning till
ll:00am,but someone is always at the garden.
San Patricio Berry Farm - apples, berries
Hwy 70, San Patricio, NM.
Phone: (575) 653-4502. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: located in the village of San
Patricio, approximately 17 miles east of Ruidoso along Hwy 70. San Patricio Berry Farm is a family
owned and operated farm located in the mountains of southern New Mexico. San
Patricio Berry Farm produces high quality apples and berries and provides
the opportunity for individuals to experience the pleasure of picking their
own fruit on an active farm.
Cadwallader Mountain Farms - farm market specializing in
cherries, peaches, plums, pears and apples, and vegertables
Park Rd 961 US Highway 82, High Rolls Mountain Park, NM 88325. Phone: (575)
682-2351. Alternate Phone: (575) 921-3284. Email:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. We have Bing, Rainier and Montmorency
cherries available. The Bing cherries will be the first cherry ripe,
followed by Rainier and Montmorency. We will have other fruits available
later in the season which include Peaches, Prunes, Plums and Pears and
Apples. (UPDATED: May 22, 2017)
Nichols Ranch and Orchards - cherries, apples, plums, figs,
236 Cottonwood Canyon Road, La Luz, NM 88310. Phone: (575)
430-7953. Open: See their website for for hours and availability.
Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. We have
600 cherry trees over featuring 15 varieties including Bing, Lambert,
Stella, Sam, Rainier, Royal Anne and Mount Morenci. U-pick or we pick mid
June thru end of July. We have approximately 20 acres with old and new
varieties, such as Gala, Red and Yellow Delicious, Jonathan,Honey Crisp,
Rome, McIntosh, Golden Supreme, Fuji, Black Twig, Stayman and Red Winesaps,
and not least but last Arkansas Black. We have 80 trees of Wilson Delicious
apricots- large, firm, beautiful color and flavor. We also have Cherry
plum, Red heart and Elephant heart plums,Alberta and JH Hale peaches, Brown
turkey figs, Bartlett pears, Sugar prunes, Grandprize prunes, and Blue
Damson plums. We have Limousin- Angus cross cattle, grass fed. Call for
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Comments from a visitor on June 21, 2010: "The owners and employees were very
kind and helpful and the cherries were chin dripping juicy."
Local Honey Sources:
Ruidoso Downs New Mexico
- Honey (retail), Comb honey, Beeswax candles, Other honey products,
Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, concessions / refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face
painting, ziplines, mini-golf, pony rides
26337 U.S. 70, Ruidoso
Downs, NM 88346. Phone: 575-808-0603. Alternate Phone: 575-418-5459.
Open: Mid July through mid October We begin at 9 and run through 1 pm
Some vendors stay later. Directions: One minute past Walmart driving
East toward Roswell - on your left. It's across from the Ruidoso Downs
post office and village hall. 26337 U.S. 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM.
here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. There are
several types of honey, not sure exactly what plants contribute :).
(ADDED: June 20, 2015)