Situated an hour’s drive northwest of San Antonio the orchards have a selection of apple varieties including Gala, Crispin, Jonathon, Fuji, Goldina, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Anna Dorsett. Besides the apples, there are blackberries, figs, peaches and persimmons for picking. There will always be some apple pie baking going on – follow the scent for this delicious treat.
When: The farm is open Tuesdays through Saturdays during picking season which is usually from May to October Hours from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. The Apple Store is open 7 days a week and has the Patio Café – voted by Texas Monthly Magazine in the Top 40 best small town restaurants in Texas.
Cost: No entrance or parking fees. Pay for what you pick based on market prices at the time of picking.
This small farm has blackberries available between May and August and persimmons from October 1st to November 15th as well as other crops. Always call ahead though, to check fruit availability.
When: Mon, Thurs and Sat 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. Wed and Fri 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Cost: Contact the farm for pricing.
The drive out to Poteet is around 40 minutes. The season was so good this year they have decided to add more berry fields, which will be ready for the 2018 season. Look forward to picking strawberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, tangerines, and navel oranges. If you would rather not do your own picking they have produce ready picked from the farm for you. There are also muffin mixes and various jams available.
When: Closed for the 2017 season, open in spring 2018.
Cost: Contact in spring 2018 for new season prices. Cash, credit cards, and checks accepted.
When you arrive at this smallish patch just outside of Poteet, you are given a basket, a pair of scissors and a quick demo on how to pick strawberries without damaging the plant, and to ensure you choose the best ready to eat berries. Then you’re out into the field to do your own picking. Phone beforehand to make sure they have strawberries available for picking, as Poteet is a 40-minute drive from San Antonio.
When: Strawberries will be available around March/April
Phone: 830-480-2060 or 830-742-8674 to make an appointment for u-pick.
Cost: $2 per pound of strawberries.
So, Texas isn’t really apple country, but juicy delicious peaches are the order of the day at the farm where the peach orchards have been growing for seven generations and now boast 20 varieties and over 3,000 trees. This farm offers the “Pick-Your-Own” experience for peaches and blackberries. Besides soaking up the ambiance of sun-warmed peaches on the trees, and sampling as you amble around, you can also choose to have a picnic in the peach orchard.
When: From May to September. The farm is closed for the season so contact them closer to May for 2018 dates – it all depends on the weather and how the fruit ripens.
Cost: Contact them in May for the new season pricing.
The farm is fairly small, family owned and organic. Picking your own strawberries is easy as they use a hydroponic stacking system – making reaching the juicy fruit easy. There are also vegetables and herbs as well as peaches available for picking.
When: The 2017 season is finished. Contact them closer to May / June to find out when strawberries can be expected in 2018.
Cost: Contact for new season pricing.
Strawberries in the springtime, pumpkins in the fall – whenever you choose to visit there is plenty to entertain the kids. The drive takes a little over an hour and a half from San Antonio. From 23rd September to November 5th they have the fall season with pumpkins and loads of rides as well as the hay wagon, berry bounce, a corn maze and horse riding. Each ride or activity is priced separately so you can choose which ones you want. There are also pumpkins for sale at .75c per pound. May to June is strawberry picking time – you may just want to buy a delicious strawberry popsicle too. The animals are free to pet!
When: Business Hours (Seasonal):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: No admission fee and free parking. Strawberries $2.89per pound – you also have to purchase their box for picking (you can’t bring in your own) at 50c per box, but you can reuse the box when you come back to the farm to pick again. They charge you for the fruit only and subtract the weight of the box; so using their standard box makes it easier for the person on the checkout. Peaches are $2.50 per pound.
Located in the Texas Hill Country the apple orchard also has a bed and breakfast – The Apple Cottage. Since the drive out to Mason is just two hours, you may want to book in and stay over. This pick-your-own orchard allows families to experience a country apple harvest picking Fuji, Golden and Red Delicious, Goldrush and other varieties. They are not open in 2017 due to the small crop – it was too rainy during the flowering season for the bees to get their work of pollination done. Next year they are hoping for a bumper crop. The Apple Barn is a historic rock barn built in the 1860’s – make sure you get a photo in front of this historic building featured in American Barns.
When: September and October, Saturdays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Only in 2018.
Cost: Contact the farm in 2018 for the new year pricing.
Visit for blackberry, strawberry and peach picking. The orchards are just over an hour’s drive from San Antonio in the hill country of Texas. It’s worth combining a visit to the farm with other activities in the beautiful hill country. (See our articles on 15 Bucket List places around San Antonio and 15 Best Kept Secrets around San Antonio for ideas on what to do in the hill country.)
When:The orchard is closed for the 2017 season and will reopen for the 2018 season. Call ahead for dates or check online.
Cost: Phone to check prices for the new season.
The farm has delicious peaches from the 20 different varieties planted for visitors to pick. Peach picking season is from mid-May to August. They also have a blackberry patch for picking as well as other seasonal crops. Right now it is pumpkin season, so visit before Halloween! The farm store has peach preserves and jams if you want to take home some country goodies. And if you’re warm after being out in the orchards do indulge in their ice cream.
Where: 12862 Hwy 290 East, Fredericksburg, TX78624 (Two miles west of Stonewall).
When: Open Friday’s, Saturday’s, and Monday’s 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday’s 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Cost: Contact for pricing.