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just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly!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!
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
Southwest New Mexico U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Dona Ana County
Burke Big Apple Orchard - apples, U-pick and already picked,
concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area (bring your own food), school
2330 Shalem Colony Trail, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Phone:
[email protected]. 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.
Berridge Farms - chili peppers
PO BOX 104, Garfield, NM 87936.
Phone: 575-267-4804. Email:
[email protected]. 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.
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
Highway, Anthony, NM 88021. Phone: 915-549-1323. Email:
[email protected]. 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.
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 "
Valhalla Orchards, LLC - peaches, Fresh eggs, U-pick
and already picked, porta-potties are available
35 Tanzy Road, Arrey, NM
87930. Phone: 575 496-1773. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Typically mid June through
our Facebook page for hours and availability. 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
click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover,
AmEx. Valhalla Orchards is a newly established commercial and
U-Pick orchard. We have already harvested apricots and
plums, available in season.Click
here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: November 24, 2017) (ADDED: June 21, 2016)