11 Places to go Strawberry, Blackberry and Blueberry Picking Around Houston

There is nothing like a strawberry still warm from the sun topped with some whipped cream eaten in an outdoor setting. Kids learn about nature as they skip between the rows, careful not to damage plants (as parents, you would have primed them) and of course there are going to arguments as to who picked the biggest strawberry of the day. Recent rains have meant reduced strawberry crops but there are loads of blueberries and blackberries.

1. Atkinson Farm

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Open Mon to Sat 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm. March 1st to October 31st. You can pick your own strawberries as well as choose from other fresh produce at the farm, all grown for local markets.

Where: 3217 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388
Tel: 1-832-381-8202
Distance: 24.9 miles – 27 minutes via I-45 N

2. Froberg’s Farm

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Strawberry picking takes place from 9 am to 5 pm – that means if you come at 5 you at least have an hour to pick before they close. They supply the buckets for strawberries at $1 (they are reusable) and the cost of the berries is $2.35 per pound. There are safety rules in place, which should be impressed upon children before they go out picking.

Times: Open 9 am to 6 pm every day of the week.
Where: 3601 TX-6, Alvin, TX 77511
Tel: 1-281-585-3531
Distance: 28.8 miles – 33 minutes via TX-288 S

3. Last Organic Outpost

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Call ahead as the details are not available as their website is being re-designed. This is a wonderful place to take kids, as it is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing urban agriculture in the greater Houston area. Instead of just picking strawberries kids can also learn how to grow their own!

Times: Open 9 am to 6 pm
Where: 711 Emile St, Houston, TX 77020
Tel: 1-835-517-0418
Distance: 3.7 miles – 6 minutes via I-10 E

4. Marburger Orchard

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Marburger Orchard has been hosting visitors who come to pick their own strawberries, blackberries and peaches for over three decades. According to their latest update strawberries are getting hard to find but there are blackberries and peaches. It is advisable to call ahead just to check. Since it is far away perhaps plan to spend a weekend in Fredericksburg and visit the National Museum of the Pacific War (WWII) and the Pioneer Museum complex so kids can see how people lived in pioneer times.

Times: Open 10 am – closing dependent on weather and fruit available.
Where: 559 Kuhlman Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Tel: 1-830-997-9433
Distance: 258.8 miles – 3 hours 42 minutes via I-10 W

5. Blessington Farms

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Pick not only strawberries but also blueberries and blackberries here. Farm Funland is open on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and includes a hay ride, encounters with chickens, goats, camels and other animals, a nature play area, barrel train ride, rat race, hay maze and much more.

Times: June to early July Saturdays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm.
Where: 510 Chisholm Trail, Wallis, TX 77485
Tel: 1-832-444-8717
Distance: 39.6 miles – 48 minutes via Westpark Tollway W and FM 1093 W.

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