Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Austin area of Texas? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Austin 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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 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!
Austin 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
Barton Hill Farms - cut your own flowers, corn maze,
pumpkins, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
1115 Farm To Market 969, Bastrop, TX 78602. Phone: 855-969-1115. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Driving
from Austin area: - Take highway 71 East and drive about 13 miles past Toll
Road 130 - Turn left at the stop light at FM 1209 - Drive 3.7 miles and go
left at the Y onto FM 969 - Drive .5 miles, crossing the Colorado River. The
entrance is on the right after the river. Driving from Bastrop: - Take
highway 71 West and turn right onto FM 969. - Drive 5.2 miles, crossing the
Colorado River. The entrance is on the right after the river.
Click here for a map and directions. Live music and 5 pm to acre corn
maze every Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd through November 18th;
Special guests The Biscuit Brothers perform Saturday, September 29th;.
Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. We're
opening IN LATE April for the the Barton Hill Farms Flower Festival. Get
lost in our 5-acre corn maze, pick your favorite pumpkin, feed the farm
animals, and enjoy more than 30 exciting family activities while you listen
to live Texas country & bluegrass music! Come hungry and enjoy Tex-Mex, BBQ,
wine/beer and more! Acres and Acres of fun! Enjoy more than 30 exciting
family activities, backyard games, and face-painting, while listening to
LIVE Texas country & bluegrass music! Don't forget to come hungry and dig
into our delicious burgers, hot dogs, kettle corn, local brew, wine,
lemonade and more! Barton Hill Farms is a scenic Texas farmstead on the
banks of the Colorado River near Bastrop, just 25 minutes from Austin.
Bastrop Garden Farms
- Tomatoes, Peppers, Spinach, Leafy Greens, Other Seasonal Vegetables
316 Old Highway 71 (Country Road 335), Cedar Creek, TX. Phone: 512-303-5672.
[email protected]. Open: 10 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday, Thursday to Saturday, (Closed on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday) We will close at 4 pm on any
day when it breaks 100 degrees!see their website, call or email
for current crop availability and hours. I'm told they are organically grown.
(UPDATED: June 19, 2017, JBS)
Chickamaw Farm - Blueberries, blackberries
CR 361, Mcdade, TX 78650. Phone: 512-567-3456. Alternate Phone: 512-567-3456.
[email protected]. Open: on weekends beginning May 31, from can till
can't. Directions: Please telephone or email; Near Elgin, located between
Elgin and Bastrop. Thanks.
Click here for a map and directions. Presently only blueberries are
available beginning May 31, 2013; We should be picking for up to six weeks.
Payment: Cash, Check. Used to be certified organic but have moved into
BioDynamic growing in the last several years; which is an upscale form of
organic production. Not Demeter certified but working on it. From time to
time we have organically raised grass fed aged beef for sale.(UPDATED: April
14, 2018, JBS)
Evergreen Farms Christmas Trees - tomatoes, train rides, and
prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
242 Monkey Road, Elgin, TX 78621. Phone: 512-281-4833. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From Austin: Hwy. 290 East;
8 miles past Manor turn right on County Line Road; 2 miles left on Monkey
Road; Farm will be on the left after 2 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in October, November, December.
Open: Pumpkin Hunt: 10:00-5:00 on Saturday; 1:00-5:00 on Sunday Tree Cutting
begins the Friday after Thanksgiving Monday to Friday 12:00-Dark; Week-ends:
9:00-Dark Pumpkin Hunt: October 15,16;22,23;29,30 Hunt for mini pumpkins
among the Christmas trees; Ride a train through the field, play all kinds of
Pumpkin games. No admission, each activity $2.00. Farm vegetables also
available that have been grown on the farm, but already picked. Payment:
Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
Hill Country Lavender
1672 McKinney Loop, Blanco, TX. Visit the Web site for exact dates and
directions. Phone: 830-833-5008. Email:
M & J Lavender Farm - lavender, gift shop, snacks and refreshment
2484 Round Mountain Sandy Road, Johnson City, TX 78636.
Phone: 830-693-6624. Alternate Phone: 830-385-3336. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our Events page on our website for current
hours. Directions: M & J Lavender Farm is located just off of highway 281
about 10 miles north of Johnson City, Texas.
Click here for a map and directions. Lavender blooms late May through
July and again in the fall; Events: Fall Lavender Festival for all farms in
the Johnson -Cit-y area is October 2, 2010. Payment: Cash, Check.
Texas Lavender Hills -
Uses natural growing practices, flowers,
5110 Kendalia Road, Blanco, TX 78606. Phone: 830-833-9183.
Email us at:
[email protected]. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May, June, October, November.
Open: mid-May - end of June - Saturday and Sunday (call for times) See
website or call for dates and times farm is open. We use natural practices,
but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Pick-Your-Own
Lavender and lavender products available during bloom season. Lavender
products available at all times online on
Kingsbury's Blackberries/Blueberries -
blueberries, farm animals
760 County Road 316, Caldwell, TX 77836. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Since we are a smaller farm, we mostly
operate on a customer call basis; Typically early mornings (no earlier than
8:00 am) and evenings until dark are when people come out; Please call
first!. Directions: Once in Caldwell, come to the intersection of Highway 21
and 36. Turn to head north on Highway 36 for about 1 and 1/2 miles. Turn
left on County Road 316. We are the 4th mailbox on the right. Our mailbox is
white with a green address sign of 760 on it. We are no more than 1/4 a mile
once you turn onto the county road 316.
Click here for a map and directions. Our blueberry season starts around
June 1st and goes through about the second week into July; We will be
replanting blackberries this winter, possibly strawberries as well;.
Payment: Cash, Check. We try to strive for producing organic berries as much
as possible, however we are not certified organic. (UPDATED: April 14, 2018,
Sweetberry Farm - strawberries and blackberries in season, new
potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins
1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654, TX.
Phone: 830-798-1462. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30pm, Sunday from 1pm to 5pm, Closed Wednesdays. Directions:
Marble Falls. Be sure to get
Discount coupons. They have pick your own strawberries and
blackberries in season, new potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins and a corn field
maze in Fall. Harvest Schedule: Strawberries - March to mid May, Blackberries - mid May through June,
New Potatoes - May, Tomatoes - May through the first of July,
The Hayfield Mazes - May through June and late September through November,
Pumpkins - late September through October. Links: Fresh News at:
Harvest Schedule and Hours,
Cost and Prices, Hayfield Mazes:
Click here for our Facebook page.
(UPDATED: April 14, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on May 20, 2012: "Mainly Strawberries and blackberries, but add
new vegetables all the time. They currently have tomatoes, potatoes, and
onions as the main crop. Others vary as sales and requests indicate.,
restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic
area, corn maze, pumpkins (brought in from the field), petting zoo, group
Bagley Smith Farms -
Uses natural growing practices, beans,
cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes,
106 Bowie St, Martindale, TX 78655. Phone: 512-357-4018. Email:
Open: The last update is from 2012, when they said "We have closed due to
the on going drought and only garden with friends and family in a very small
plot. We may return once the drought breaks and we will post updates here;
Thanks and pray for rain!!". So it does not look like they will retirn; I'll
remove them at the end of this season, Directions:
click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in
April through November. We are currently
transforming from a farmers market to a pick your own garden facility; This
change has increase our varieties and reduced our overall single crop
output. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic.
Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: April 22, 2017, JBS)
Boldheart Farms - No pesticides are used, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, figs, flowers,
herbs/spices, onions, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash,
tomatoes, watermelons, Fresh eggs
1192 Sand Hill Road, Dale , TX 78616.
Phone: (512) 718-4218. Email:
[email protected]. Open: by appointment only, must call for appointment.
Directions: from Lockhart take 20 to 713 cross 86 stay on 713 through
mcmahan, turn right at second right onto Sand Hill road. Look for big red
barn and shop. white house.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. . We do not
use pesticides on the crops. (UPDATED: April 23, 2017) (ADDED: October 31, 2015)
Moody Farms & Flowers - Blackberries
2600 McGregor Lane, Dripping Springs, TX. Phone:
Does anyone know if they are still iin business? If so,
please write me!
Pure Luck Texas - Seasonal Vegetables, Cut Flowers
101 Twin Oaks Trail, Dripping Springs, TX. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Check see their website for
current hours. Directions: Take Hwy. 290 West from Austin
approximately 20 miles to Dripping Springs. Continue on 290 West
for three miles and turn right on McGregor Lane (also known as
Hays Country Road 187). Go two miles on CR 187 turning left onto
Martin Rd. (CR 188) for 1/2 mile. Pure Luck Farm in on the left
and the dairy is on the right.
Wimberley Lavender Farm - PYO Lavender
11300 FM 2325,
Wimberley, TX. Phone: (830) 833-1595. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Weekends, seeWeb site for
hours. Lavender in June-July
- Point Enterprises Orchards - Persimmons, Pears, Peaches, Seasonal
FM-1365, Mexia, TX, 76667. Phone: 800-833-9321 or Phone: 254-562-6913.
Directions: Four miles southeast of Mexia on FM 1365. Open: daily from 8 am
to 5 pm. Crop availability: Persimmons from September- December; Pears from
August-November; Peaches from May-August; and Seasonal Vegetables
Heart of Texas Farms - Uses natural
growing practices, blackberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and
already picked, school tours
5901 Rosenthal Parkway, Lorena, TX
76655. Phone: (254) 717-8046. Alternate Phone: (254) 424-8644. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Blackberries are available
early June through early July; Open Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm;
Text before coming for availability due to heavy picking, weather,
etc;;. Directions: I-35 exit 322. Go 5 miles east on Rosenthal Parkway
towards Robinson. Farm is on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but
are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard,
Discover. (ADDED: June 18, 2018)
Punkin Center Berry Farm -
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, grapes, U-pick
and already picked
1785 Waldo Road, Oglesby, TX 76561. Phone:
254-580-8096. Alternate Phone: 254-716-7889. Email:
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current
hours. Directions: From Waco, drive 14 miles to McGregor, traveling
west on Highway 84. Continue through McGregor 2 miles, still traveling
west, and turn right on FM 938. Travel 4 miles and take a left on
Waldo Road. Travel 1 1/2 miles to 1785 Waldo Road. Turn left into Punkin
Center Berry Farm. Call ahead for availability of berries.
Click here for a map and directions. Our grapes are Champanel
grapes. We minimize use of pesticides
and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only.
- Star Farmers Market - blackberries, cucumbers,
melons, onions, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter
squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce, farm
market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area,
birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your
location (call for info)
701 East Highway 79, Rockdale, TX 76567. Phone: 512-446-3078. Fax: 512 446
[email protected]. Directions: We are .3 mile east from
Rockdale, Texas on us 79. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March, April, May, June,
July, September, October, November. Open: 7 days a week from 12 pm to 5 pm
or by appointments. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Call to
set up special group outings.
- DeZavala Vineyard Sand Pit Enterprises - Blueberries,
US-79, Franklin, TX, 77856. Phone: 979-828-4767 (phone and fax). Open:
daily, from sun-up to sunset. Directions: Eight and a half miles east of
Franklin on U.S. Highway Highway 79. Turn at DeZavala Vineyard sign, south
on DeZavala Road, cross railroad tracks.
Kelumac Christmas Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast - blackberries,
gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
10379 Taylor Road, Bryan, TX 77808.
Phone: 979-279-3931. Fax: 979-279-3931. Email:
[email protected]. Open: the Day after Thanksgiving 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday and Friday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:30
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From
Bryan take TX. highway 6 North to O.S.R. (Old San Antonio Road). Exit right
on O.S.R.; 1.5 mi. to Jackrabbit Lane; 3.5 mi. turn left to 10379 Taylor
Road; Farm located at end of Taylor Road. From Hearne Tx. take highway 6
South to FM 2549; turn left onto FM 2549 to Jackrabbit Lane(1.5 mi); right
on Jackrabbit Lane(3.5 mi.) to 10379 Taylor Road; Farm located at end of
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Back Yard Pickins - blackberries,
2421 Post Oak Rd,
Webberville, TX 78653. Phone: 512-299-0882. Alternate Phone: 512-203-3932.
[email protected]. Open: Monday thru Sunday, from 8am to 7pm,
June 1 to second week of July or until all berries have been picked out.
Directions: Located in the Village of Webberville off FM969, about 14 miles
east of Austin, Texas and about 14 miles from Manor, Elgin and Bastrop. For
a map to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, Check. Our berries are organically grown and
are all thornless varieties. Our varieties are Natchez, Apache, and Quachita
(pronounced: Wash-a-taw). 2018 is our third year to open to the public and
we have ten times more berries than last year. Our fields are very clean,
weed free and kid friendly.(UPDATED:
April 14, 2018, JBS)
Johnson's Backyard Garden -
pecans , tomatoes,
9515 Hergotz Lane, Austin, TX 78742. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Apparently you may only pick if
you become a CSA member; CSA members harvest Saturday 8-12 Johnson's
Backyard Garden is an organic vegetable farm located five miles east of
downtown Austin. Directions: 5 miles east of downtown
Austin, near Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Turn onto Thompson Lane
at Callahan's on 183 and follow the signs to 9515 Hergotz Lane. Farm visits
by appointment only, please e-mail first. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in January, May, June, July,
December. Year round we grow over 75 different types of vegetables and have about 5
acres of pecans. We sell our organic produce, free range eggs and grass fed
beef primarily to farm members through Community Supported Agriculture
subscriptions. By paying a monthly subscription, CSA members receive their
choice of a weekly or bi-weekly box of our produce, fruits and herbs. Some
crops are grown in abundance. Pick your own crops include: Tomatoes which
are available mid-May, June and July and pecans are available usually in
December and January We use natural practices, but are not yet certified
Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
Sweet Dreams Lavender Farm - flowers, gift shop, snacks and
refreshment stand, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
10600 Wagon Road West, Austin, TX 78736. Phone: 512-288-7270. Email:
Open: Weekends May and June, Weather Permitting; 10am to 4 pm; Call before
you come out to confirm opening. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May,
June. Payment: Cash, Check,
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm -
strawberries, cherries, nectarines, pears, peaches,
pecans , plums, pumpkins, Fresh eggs, U-pick and
already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions /
refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, face painting,
inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, ziplines, mining for
gems, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
14400 E. State Highway 29, Georgetown, TX 78626. Phone: (512)
[email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 6
pm. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: About 10 miles
East of SH130 in Georgetown.
Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry harvest
begins late February through May; Peaches and Nectarines begin
May through August; Fall Fest starts September - November; Pecan
foraging November - December;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page.They
have loads of activities, too: Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Feeding
the Animals, Fruit picking (seasonal; additional charge), Face
Painting & Temp. Hair Coloring, Traverse Wall, Hay Maze, Jump
Pad, Treasure Mountain, Obstacle Course, Swings, Swing Line,
Sam's Stone Skipping Site (San Gabriel River), Artists Corner,
Wiffle Ball / Kickball Field, Corn Hole, Bull Roping, Tether
Ball, Adult Obstacle Course, Live Music!, Special events (Easter
Egg Hunt, Pumpkin Patch, etc), COMING SOON:, Built in Slides,
Scavenger Hunt (UPDATED: April 14, 2018, JBS) (ADDED: June 17, 2017)