All the best Pick Your Own Farms in Central Texas. From Austin to San Antonio and places in between, find the best spot to pick strawberries, peaches and more!
Visiting the Pick Your Own Farms in Central Texas is a really fun way to spend a morning. The fruit season usually kicks off in Central Texas in March with strawberries and runs through August with apples and figs. Here’s a fruit-by-fruit guide to the all the Pick Your Own Farms in Central Texas.
.: Strawberries (Mid-March to Mid-May)
Strawberries are one of the top fruits picked in Texas. We have a great climate for these little berries and because of that there are many Pick Your Own Farms in Central Texas that grow Strawberries.
Need some Strawberry Recipes for all the strawberries you picked? Try one of these:
- Strawberry Chocolate Muffins
- Yogurt & Honey Popsicles with Berries
- Very Berry Trifle
- Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- Strawberry Blueberry Infused Water
.: Blackberries (May to June)
Blackberry season in Texas is timed perfectly at the end of Strawberry season and the beginning of peach season. This means if you choose your farm carefully you can pick more than one kind of fruit! We usually visit Marburger Orchard in Fredericksburg in early June and always pick both peaches and blackberries!
Need some Blackberry Recipes for all the blackberries you picked? Try one of these:
.: Peaches (June to July)
The Texas Hill Country is world famous for their peaches. Beginning in June you’ll see peach stands popping up on roadsides everywhere but why buy there when you can pick you own! There are a number of Pick Your Own Farms in Central Texas for peaches. Fredericksburg is a top destination for peach picking but if that’s too far, check out some of the others!
Need some peach recipes for all the peaches you picked? Try one of these:
.: Blueberries (June)
Blueberries are much more prevalent in East Texas but you can find Pick Your Own Farms in Central Texas that feature blueberries! The farms are much smaller and have very limited hours. You need to schedule an appointment to pick in advance.
Chickamaw Farm and Ranch
County Rd 361, McDade 78650
*By appointment only. Call ahead (512-567-3456) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a time to visit
Kingsbury Blueberry Farm
760 County Road 316, Caldwell 77836
*By appointment only. Call ahead (979-567-9138) to request a time to visit.
Need some Blueberry Recipes for all the blueberries you picked? Try one of these:
- Homemade Blueberry Syrup
- Easy Blueberry Crumble
- No Churn Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Overnight Blueberry Oatmeal
.: Apples (July to August)
I bet you thought you could only pick apples in Washington! It might not feel like apple picking weather at the Pick Your Own Farms in Central Texas but you can pick them here nonetheless!
Need some Apple Recipes for all the apples you picked? Try one of these:
Fruit picking is one of my boys favorite summertime activities. We got as soon as school lets out for the summer and try to get our visit in before it’s too terribly hot. It’s worth the drive and we always come home loaded with fruit. If you are heading to one of the farms in Fredericksburg, don’t miss my Best Day Trips From Austin with Kids post to find more activities to do while you’re there.