Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Abilene area of Texas? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Abilene area of Texas,
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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 November 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for November 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!
Abilene area of Texas U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Yoes Peach Orchard - peaches,
highway 183, May, TX 76857. Phone: 254-259-3123. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Closed due to damaged crop because of rainy season;
Our regrets. Directions: 3 miles south of May. Approx. 13 miles north of
Brownwood on Hwy 183. Watch for signs.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Childress Agricultural Enterprises - Pick-your-own blackeye peas,
sweet corn, blackberries, peaches, pecans , picnic area
11028 CR 452, Cross Plains, TX 76443. Phone: 254/725-4321. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From Cottonwood (the one 40 miles SE
of Abilene) go one mile West and then one mile South.
See our web page for a map.
or for a Mapquest map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, October,
November, December. Open: Daylight to Dark everyday except Sunday Mornings.
See our website for current information and prices. Payment: Cash,
Comments from a visitor on August 05, 2008: "I stopped in
here on my way back home from Abilene, because they had their "peaches" sign
out. Many places near Brown County lost the peach crop to a late freeze this
year so I was excited to get fresh peaches. Oh they were excellent! I went
in mid-afternoon and there were still lots of beautiful fruit on the trees.
The trees are low and open so easy to get to. I don't know if they are
organic, but the owner told me to be sure and eat a peach at each tree to
test them before I picked! LOL! Nice people and great produce. I picked half
a bushel and put up preserves, peach marmalade, and peach chutney with them.
I will definitely visit the Childress farm again. :-)"
- Texas Fruit & Pecan Orchard - Peaches,
Plums, Apricots, Persimmons, Pecans
3451 State Highway 6, De Leon, TX 76444.
Phone: 254-893-6875 .
Directions: West of De Leon 2-one half miles on SH 6 at CR 471.
Files Family Farm - peaches
2500 CR 295, Carbon, TX 76435. Phone: 254-639-2149. Email:
[email protected]. Our hours are: Call or email before
you go - some years they do not offer PYO; otherwise, Anytime during
peach season, except Sunday mornings. Call or just come on out around
the first of July and through August Please check out our website for
pictures of our peaches and for other info. Directions: From Carbon take
1027 south until you come to CR 411. Take a Right. When you come to a
'T' in the road take a left and stop at the second house on the right.
We are open July, August.
Click here for our Facebook page
Naturally grown peaches have been our specialty for over 14 years here
at Files Family Farm. We've had a pick your own orchard and sold at
local farmers markets and supplied local customers here at our farm.
Peach season is a lot of fun for us! All our peaches are grown without
the use of pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers. Files
Family Farm has 6 varieties of freestone peaches that ripen throughout
the end of June- the first part of August. We have Red Globe, Bounty,
Loring, Rustin Red, Dixieland and Redskin.
Orchard - Raspberries and blackberries, honey from hives on
12340 South Hwy. 16, Llano TX. 78643. Phone: 325-247-3979.
Open: Thursday - Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday - noon to 5:00 pm,
April through July 5th, August through December. We have apple cider,
apple butter, homemade ice cream, handmade soaps, bees wax lotions and
lip balms, essential oils and lots more interesting items. The store
will be open Thursday through Sunday for the rest of the year. Our bees
produced 200 pounds of honey this year. We have four hives for
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(ADDED: June 13, 2015, JBS)
- Sonlight Orchard - pecans
605 Austin Street, Mason, TX 76856. Phone: 210-377-3311 or 915-347-3311.
Pick-your-own Choctaw, Kiowa and other papershell.
San Saba County