Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Southwest New Mexico? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in October 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

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, using similar sounding names.  They have all copied their information from 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!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

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!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Southwest New Mexico U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Catron County

Dona Ana County

  • Berridge Farms - chili peppers
    PO BOX 104, Garfield, NM 87936. Phone: 575-267-4804. Email: 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
    1101 South Highway, Anthony, NM 88021. Phone: 915-549-1323. Email: 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 JalapeƱo: $.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: 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)

Grant County

Hidalgo County

Luna County

Sierra County

  • 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: Open: Typically mid June through July; see 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 farm, 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)

Socorro County

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


The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!

Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book