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 "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
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!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in October 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for October 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears,
Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash ,
corn mazes and
are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables in most areas. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
apple festival, and see our guide to
apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, 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 or outdated, please
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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!
Southwest New Mexico U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Dona Ana County
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 "
U-Pick Mesilla Valley Apples Burke Orchard - apples,
porta-potties, school tours
2330 Shalem Colony Trail, Las Cruces, NM
88007. Phone: (575) 523-7437. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Please see our facebook or website for
days and hours towards the end of August when our apples are ripe and yummy.
Directions: From El Paso, the easiest way to get to our farm is to take I-10
to Las Cruces and exit at 138, Motel Boulevard. At the bottom of the exit,
continue right on Motel Boulevard. At the end of Motel Boulevard, turn left
onto West Picacho Avenue, also known as Highway 70 West. You will drive over
the river. After the river, the next stop light is Shalem Colony Trail.
Please turn right. Apple picking usually begins the last week of August or
the first week of September;. We use integrated pest management practices
(IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. We grow tart Jonathans, perfect for
apple pie. We also grow Delicious varieties including an unusually sweet
apple grafted onto the Red Delicious. Many trees have apples so near the
ground babies can pick their own apples. We provide fruit pickers to reach
out of reach apples. In August, we invite people to create sunlight tattoos
for apples. Please see our facebook page and web site for more information.
(Formerly called Burke Big Apple Orchard) (UPDATED: July 14, 2018)
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)