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Strawberry U-Pick Orchards in San Antonio area of Texas in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for strawberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have strawberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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Atascosa County

  • Anachey Strawberries - ORGANIC, strawberries
    189 Schuettig Rd, Poteet, TX 78065. Phone: (830) 200-5878. Open: Call or see their Facebook page; nothing is published online. Click here for a map and directions. . Mouth watering locally grown organic strawberries from the Strawberry Capital of Texas. Smack dab in the middle of South Texas lies a farm off in the distance that grows strawberries of the highest quality. Come join us to take in this beautiful Texas weather for our "Pick Your Own" where you can harvest the best looking and tasting strawberries along with homemade jam. For hours of operation and appointments please contact Micheal Vela at 830-200-5878 or David Anthony Vela at 210-347- 6805. Also like us on Facebook !. is proud to announce our second location heading to Fultonville, New York!
  • Five Cousins' Strawberry Patch - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    575 Rutledge Road, Poteet, TX 78654. Phone: (830) 570-4175. Email: Open: Monday to Sunday by appointment; February 22 to May 13 Please call ahead. Directions: From Poteet: Travel .5 miles north on Rutledge Road. Turn left into the driveway with the \Five Cousins\' Strawberry Patch\" sign. """. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. 794Five Cousins' Strawberry Patch . From Poteet: Travel .5 miles north on Rutledge Road. Turn left into the driveway with the "Five Cousins' Strawberry Patch" sign. Strawberry season typically runs from the end of February to the middle of May;. We are three cousins: Hallie (11 yrs), Hannah (12 yrs) and Tess (9 yrs) (plus 2 more apparently) and we are helping to raise, harvest, and sell strawberries with our grandfather. We have a small patch of berries and you can pick them for yourself or we will pick them for you. Please call before you come so that we can let you know what is available and when might be the best time. (Formerly called Hallie's Strawberry Patch ) (UPDATED: April 14, 2018, JBS)
  • Fresas by Aldalin - strawberries, you pick or already picked,
    5155 County Rd. 307, Jourdanton, TX 78026. Phone: 210-620-4840. Email: Open: hours vary, call or see thier Facebook page, Please contact us ahead of time to reserve your picking time. Click here for a map and directions. . . Fresas is a U-Pick Farm established in 2019.Strawberries can either be picked to order for your convenience or you can enjoy the experience of picking your own fresh berries. When you stop by, we will have multiple types of Strawberry Jams and numerous other Strawberry treats available for purchase. (ADDED: February 25, 2021, JBS)
  • KH Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    200 West Tank Hollow Road, Poteet, TX 78065. Phone: 830-570-3090. Email: Open: March 1 to June 30, Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    KH Farm Facebook page. . . See our Facebook page for updated hours The ONLY pyo crop offered is strawberries. From San Antonio, Texas: south on Interstate Highway 35, South on State Highway 16. Right,(west) onto Farmed Market Road 476. Left on Farmed Market Road 1333. Go 2 miles. Turn right at the sign and follow the signs along the lane to our farm. From Laredo: North on Interstate Highway 35. Right on State Highway 173. Left on Farmed Market 1333. Left at the sign. Follow the signs along the lane to our farm. Strawberries season is typically: March 10 to May 30; Blackberries : May 10 to June 30, Peaches and Plums: May 15 to July 10, all citrus November 15 to December 31;. Other items for sell at: Jams, Mixes, cookbooks, miscellaneous items for souvenirs. Other vegetables may be available seasonally. Pick your own strawberries or purchase a basket of pre-picked berries. *A Maze and other Activities for the kids*, Lots of Photo Opportunities. Face Painting. Funnel Cakes, Snow cones, Nachos, Frito Pie, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Hotdogs, & More!! Come experience a little of the farm life & leave with a little taste of the season. Each visit will bring a fresh experience.(UPDATED: May 21, 2020)
  • Kosub Farms Strawberries - No pesticides are used strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals
    3425 Coble Road, Poteet, TX 78065. Phone: (210) 385-7302. Email: Open: Hours and availability of fresh strawberries varies considerably; please call or email for current availability and hours; Generally season starts mid March through May. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . . Strawberry season is typically March 16 to May 18; Our season opening is usually around mid-March;. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Our farm features a "country store" with homemade items; such as jam, jelly, soap, jewelry, antiques and more. (ADDED: March 06, 2019)
  • Mmm Farms - strawberries
    2750 FM 2504, Poteet, TX 78065. Phone: (830) 480-4704. Open: call or see their Facebook page. Click here for a map and directions. . Mmm was established In 2017 by Manuel Ramos Jr and wife Norma Ramos. Pronounced 3M for Manuel Jr and our sons Manuel III & Miguel Antonio. (ADDED: February 25, 2021, JBS)
  • Poteet,Texas Strawberryville Farm - strawberries
    9022 W FM-476, Poteet, TX 78065. Phone: 210-413-5827. Email: Open: Typically in March and April - of course, with COVID call or email to see what will be happeneing and when. Directions: Located West of the City of Poteet in the Rossville area. Click here for a map and directions. . Our farm is . (ADDED: February 25, 2021, JBS)
  • Stevens Farm and Ranch - strawberries
    425 McCaughan Rd, Poteet, TX 78065. Phone: 210-842-1489. Email: Open: Saturdays from 9 a. Click here for a map and directions. . Phone: 210-842-4289. . m. until 6 pm or picked out, whichever comes first. If we still have berries available, we will also open on Sunday from noon until 4 pm. approximately one mile north of Poteet at 425 Mc- Caughan Road. We grow for you and your families to pick. We will have other produce available later in the season available at the local farmer's markets. Picked are available by the flat, half-flat and quart. We also have several jams and jellies available, many made from ! We do pick during the week. They are available for pick up Tuesday through Thursday in the evenings.
  • Three Amigos and 1/2 Strawberry Patch - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    394 Amphion Rd, Poteet, TX 78065. Phone: (210) 393-7619. Email: Open: Monday to Sunday by appointment only; Please call. Directions: From San Antonio, head South on Highway 16 to Poteet. Continue on Highway 16 to Amphion Road \(look for the Strawberry Festival South Parking lot sign at the car wash\). Turn right onto Amphion Road and continue for aprox 12 mile. Go through the back gate \(at the 3 water tanks\) of the Strawberry Festival Grounds. We are located under the big oak tree to the left of the red barns. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Three Amigos and 1/2 Strawberry Patch Facebook page. . . From San Antonio, head South on Highway 16 to Poteet. Continue on Highway 16 to Amphion Road (look for the Strawberry Festival South Parking lot sign at the car wash). Turn right onto Amphion Road and continue for aprox 1/2 mile. Go through the back gate (at the 3 water tanks) of the Strawberry Festival Grounds. We are located under the big oak tree to the left of the red barns. (ADDED: March 03, 2022)
  • Walo's Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    1060 Briones Rd, Poteet, TX 78065. Phone: (830) 200-7161. Email: Open: nothing announced yet. Click here for a map and directions. . (ADDED: February 25, 2021, JBS)
  • Willo-berry Farms - strawberries
    6457 N. Hwy 281, Pleasanton, TX 78064. Phone: 903-818-6794. Email: Open: see their Facebook page or call. Click here for a map and directions. Phone: 252-725-5930. . The 2020 season marks our second year as growers.We typically sell pre-picked flats. This year we are accepting u-pickers by appointment only. We also sell homemade strawberry jam and jelly. (ADDED: February 25, 2021, JBS)


Strawberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

strawberry pick-your-own field

In the U.S. strawberries typically peak during April in Florida and Texas, May in the deep South, and in early June in middle sections and later June in the far North and Canada. Keep in mind that crops are ready at various times of the month depending on which part of the state you are located. In order to produce good local strawberries, producers depend on ideal spring weather conditions. 

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - strawberries are affected by weather (both rain and cooler temperature) more than most crops. And when they are in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL first!
  2. Leave early.  On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!
  3. strawberry picking bucket from Washington FarmsMost growers furnish picking containers designed for strawberries, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.

    strawberries, just picked from the fieldIf you use your own containers, remember that heaping strawberries more than 5 inches deep will bruise the lower berries. Plastic dishpans, metal oven pans with 3 inch tall sides and large pots make good containers. I like the Glad storage containers like the one at right.
  4. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.Sttawberry bush with ripe strawberries, up close

Tips on How to Pick Strawberries

  1. Grasp the stem just above the berry between the forefinger and the thumbnail and pull with a slight twisting motion.

  2. With the stem broken about one-half inch from the berry, allow it to roll into the palm of your to pick strawberries

  3. Repeat these operations using both hands until each holds 3 or 4 berries. 

  4. Carefully place - don't throw - the fruit into your containers. Repeat the picking process with both hands.

  5. Don't overfill your containers or try to pack the berries down.

General Picking Tips

close-up of the rows in a strawberry patch at at PYO strawberry fieldWhether you pick strawberries from your garden or at a Pick-Your-Own farm, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Be careful that your feet and knees do not damage plants or fruit in or along the edge of the row.
  2. Pick only the berries that are fully red. Part the leaves with your hands to look for hidden berries ready for harvest.
  3. To help the farmers, also remove from the plants berries showing rot, sunburn, insect injury or other defects and place them between the rows behind you. If they are left in the plants, the rot will quickly spread to other berries.
  4. Berries to be used immediately may be picked any time, but if you plan to hold the fruit for a few days, try to pick in the early morning or on cool, cloudy days. Berries picked during the heat of the day become soft, are easily bruised and will not keep well.
  5. Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunshine any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking. Strawberries may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for two or three, depending upon the initial quality of the berry. After a few days in storage, however, the fruit loses its bright color and fresh flavor and tends to shrivel.
  6. For interesting and fun strawberry facts and trivia from the California Strawberry Commission, click here!

When you get home

  1. DON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them.  Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.
  2. Pour them out into shallow pans and remove any mushed, soft or rotting berries
  3. Put a couple of days supply into the fridge, wash and cut the caps (green tops) off the others and freeze them up! (Unless you're going to make jam right away) See this page about how to freeze strawberries.
  4. If you like the strawberries you picked, ask the farm what variety they planted, and not the weather conditions the week or two before. The flavor of a strawberry is affected by the variety, the weather and the degree of ripeness when picked.
  5. Now, get ready to make strawberry jam. It is VERY easy - especially with our free strawberry jam instructions - they're illustrated and easy.

Strawberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Strawberries

Strawberry Facts, Measurements and Tips

  • Picking the best strawberries: Select firm, fully red berries. Strawberries DO NOT continue ripen after they are picked! In the photo, only the berry onstrawberries shown in different stages of ripeness the far right is completely ripe.
  • Strawberry festivals: Most areas that grow strawberries have a strawberry festival, at which you can taste all kinds of fresh strawberry foods, pies, jams, cakes - and most commonly, fresh strawberry shortcake.  To find out where and when there is one near you, see this page for a list of strawberry festivals, sorted by state!
  • Strawberries measurements: government agriculture websites tell us that
    1 quart = 2 pints = 4 cups and is about the same as 1 liter and
    1 quart of fresh strawberries weighs 1 lbs to 1.25 lbs (or 450 to 600 g). Of course, the weight varies on variety and weather conditions. 
    1 quart is normally enough for 4 servings, although I'll admit my son can eat 1 pint by himself!
  • How much to pick? In general, 1 quart of fresh, whole, just-picked strawberries = approximately 3.5 cups hulled, whole berries. In other words, removing the caps/hulls and the occasional mushy berry means you lose 1/4 cup to 1/2 (it depends how much fruit you remove with the hull) or about 7 to 12% of every quart you pick.
  • One cup of strawberries contains only about 50 calories
  • U-pick strawberries are much healthier than store-bought.  Consumer reports says store bought strawberries have so many pesticide and fungicide residues on they, that they don't recommend you eat them at all!
  • U-pick strawberry farms typically sell berries by the pound. 1 lbs of fresh strawberries is about 2/3 of a quart.
  • It takes about  10 to 15 minutes to pick a quart, if the berries are reasonably plentiful
  • The strawberry plant adapts to wide variety of soil conditions, but does not tolerate drought well, and the berries quickly rot if the weather is rainy. For this reason, the plants are usually grown on raised beds through plastic mulch!
  • Cultivation of strawberries began in Europe in the 1300's, but the berry only became very popular in the early 1900's in California.
  • Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase as strawberries quickly mold when left at room temperature, and only last a couple of days in the refrigerator.
  • You can easily freeze berries that you cannot use right away - just wash, cut the hulls off and pop them into a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible.  Those vacuum food sealers REALLY do a good job of this! The berries will keep for many months frozen without air.crowded parking at a Strawberry u-pick field
  • Want to grow your own strawberries?  Here's an article about how to: Strawberries are an Excellent Fruit for the Home Garden, HYG-1424-98!
  • See this page for many more fun and interesting strawberry facts, nutritional information and trivia

Other weird strawberry facts

  • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
  • Strawberries were originally called strewberries because the fruit was 'strewn' amongst the leaves of the plant.
  • California is king of strawberry productions because: California produces 75 percent of the nation's strawberry crops; one billion pounds of strawberries each year.  If all the strawberries produced in California in one year were laid berry to berry, they would go around the world 15 times. Each acre of land in California in strawberry production produces an average of 21 tons of strawberries annually, with a total of 23,000 acres of strawberries planted in California each year.

More conversions

1 pint (2 cups)  of fresh whole strawberries

  • = about 8 oz (1/2 lb) of strawberries
  • = 2.25 cups of sliced strawberries
  • = 1 cup pureed strawberries
  • = 12-14 large strawberries

2 quarts of fresh strawberries are needed for a 9" pie

A 10 oz package of frozen berries is about the same as 1 cup of sliced fresh strawberries


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