Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Deep South of Texas?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Deep South 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 September 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

See our comprehensive list of easy 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 write me!

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!

Deep South of Texas U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Brooks County

CameronCounty

  • Orr Farms - Grapefruit
    1 2 Mile S Rabb Road, La Feria, TX 78559. Phone: 956-797-1853. Directions: Rabb Road and South Business 83, LaFeria. Note: Call before you go; I cannot find any recent information about them online.
  • Universal Farms - No pesticides are used, eggplant, herbs/spices, onions, peppers, other vegetables,
    20821 Sam Houston, Rio Hondo, TX 78583. Phone: 281-777-9289. Alternate Phone: 512-663-8748. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Universal Farms specializes in Oriental Vegetables like winter melons, climbing spinach, water spinach, Dragon Fruit, sugar cane, water celery and more!.

Dimmit County

Duval County

Hidalgo County

  • Bell's Farm to Market- some PYO Produce
    116 South Ware Road, McAllen, TX. Phone: 956-630-1015. Phone:800-798-0424.
  • The Lazy S Citrus Grove - grapefruit, oranges,
    Mercedes, TX 78570. Phone: 956-264-4549. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please Call Ahead To Schedule Picking Time; 7 days a week - morning til' dusk. Directions: Call for directions when you make an appointment. Payment: Cash, only. Note: Call before you go; I cannot find any recent information about them online.
  • Obst Family Farm - Rio Red Grapefruit, Oranges 
    1213 Earling Rd, Alamo, TX 78516.  Phone: (956) 782-4644. Phone: 956-787-6917 . Open: Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jim Hogg County

Jim Wells County

Kenedy County

Kleberg County

La Salle County

Maverick County

Starr County

Willacy County

Webb County

Zapata County


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)