Even if you don’t grow your own produce, few people will deny that fresh, local produce is better than what you pick up at the grocery store. Even if you have no plans for a garden in your backyard, you can still enjoy picking your own produce from a variety of farms throughout the local area. There are many benefits to picking your own produce. Those include picking the exact size of items you want, choosing items that are at the level of ripeness you prefer based on when you expect to eat them, enjoying the experience with family and friends and often getting a discount over what you would pay if you bought the items already picked.
Now that June is here, strawberries are no longer available from most farms but there are still other options. Blueberry and blackberry season are now in full swing so they are readily available from many farms for picking. Along with blueberries and blackberries, many farms offer other items for picking or purchasing such as tomatoes, melons and other produce. During the pandemic, some farms are requiring appointments if you want to pick your own produce so make sure you call ahead and check on any special requirements for picking. Some locations allow you to bring your own containers and others require you to purchase a container for picking. Some farms also have animals you can visit with so you can make an adventure from picking produce and a visit with animals that kids and adults are sure to love.
If you are looking for a place to pick from, here are some local choices for pick your own farms.
Blessington Farms, Simonton
Atkinson Farms, Spring
Jollisant Farms, Plantersville
Blakelock’s Berries, Grangerland
B&M Farms, Silsbee
Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm, Conroe
Chmielewski’s Blueberry Farm, Hockley
Harvest Season Farm, Tomball
Berryland Farms of Texas, Winni
P-6 Farms, Montgomery
Thomas Family Ranch, Sealy
Froberg’s Farm, Alvin
Fruit ‘N Such Orchard, Dickinson
For more information about what the different locations provide, visit here. What is your favorite pick your own farm in the Houston, TX area?
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