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. 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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!  

What's in season in March 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for March 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our croip calendar for strawberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Stored US apples are still  available. 

Easter will be April 16, 2017 - Farms, churches and schools have egg hunts! See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

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!

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.

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

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

Catron County

Dona Ana County

  • Burke Big Apple Orchard - apples, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    2330 Shalem Colony Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Phone: 575-523-7437. Email: applepieplease@gmail.com. Open: Due to a very small harvest, U - Pick is no longer available this year, 2015; Please check back for days and hours during the last week of August in 2016. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Our U-Pick apple orchard is 6 miles from Down-Town Main Street in Las Cruces, NM. Located at 2330 Shalem Colony Trail, from I-25 or Las Cruces, head west on Picacho Avenue Continue on Picacho over the Rio Grande. Turn right at the stop light (Shalem Colony Trail). Drive almost 1 mile. An apple sign will be out when U-Pick is open. Follow the signs to the U-Pick sign-in area. Coming from El Paso- Take I-10 West. Exit at Motel Blvd. Turn left on Picacho. Continue to Shalem Colony Trail. U-Pick apples usually begins the last week of August; Depending on the number of apples and the weather, we usually have apples available until October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Orchard Fresh Apple Pies and other apple products available during U-Pick. (UPDATED: September 07, 2015)  (UPDATED: May 3, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: October 10, 2014)
  • Berridge Farms - chili peppers
    PO BOX 104, Garfield, NM 87936. Phone: 575-267-4804. Email: admin@berridgefarms.com. 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.  (ADDED: June 20, 2014)
  • Joe Lujan Farms - chile peppers (aka, chili peppers)
    1200 Lujan Hill Road, Las Cruces, NM. Phone: (575) 526-5918. Open: every day except Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 am to 4:30 pm. 
    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: lucy@launionmaze.com. 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. (UPDATED: May 3, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: September 11, 2013, suggested by a visitor)
    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 Jalapeño: $.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  "

Grant County

Hidalgo County

Luna County

Sierra County

  • Valhalla Orchards, LLC. - peaches, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    35 Tanzy Road, Arrey, NM 87930. Phone: 575-496-1781. Email: valhallaorchards@gmail.org. Open: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm; June 15 to July 31. 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. (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)

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