One of the things that makes Texas one of the greatest states in the country (if not the best--but we are biased) is how recent growth has allowed city life to meet peacefully with country life. And we get to reap the rewards! Not too far away from our own city of Houston, you can still find some great places to literally reap the rewards of a proud agricultural history. The Texas climate allows for some of the best produce in the world, and strawberries are no exception! Here are the best places for strawberry picking in Texas!
Location: 3217 Spring Cypress Road in Spring, TX
Phone: (832) 381-8202
Starting in March, you can pick Monday through Saturday from 10am until 6pm and on Sundays from 10am-2pm. Fees vary, but the average cost per pound is around $2.50 to $3. Atkinson Farms is a Houston area family farm providing the public as well as restaurants such as Underbelly and Local Foods with produce for years. It's certainly a great place for strawberry picking in Texas!
Location: 510 Chisolm Trail in Wallis, TX
Phone: (832) 444-8717
Blessington Farms has blueberries and blackberries as well as strawberries when in season. From December through May, you can pick some of the juiciest, reddest berries in the area for a low cost of $5 per pound. Other attractions on site are available for the kids - or the kid at heart - such as games, activities, and a petting zoo! Come here at 10am and pick until dusk!
Location: 3601 W. Highway 6 in Alvin, TX
Phone: (281) 585-3531
Start the year off right by picking some delicious strawberries from Froberg's Farm! The season begins in January and runs through May. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, and the weekends from 9am-2pm Friday through Sunday. A low fee of $2.50 per pound applies on this 22-acre family farm, which has been hard at work growing strawberries since before World War Two. A host of area festivals including games and rides occur here during the Fall. There are also other seasonal fruit and veggie crops for you to enjoy - Froberg's has it all! (Cash only please and a $1 bucket fee applies).
Location: 9963 Poole's Road in Montgomery, TX
Phone: (936) 597-6062
No, this is not some top secret government installation, but perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the Houston area. P-6 might be best known for its corn maze during the Autumn months, but beginning in March, it is a veritable Berry-palooza! Monday-Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 11am to 2pm. Kids from 3-61 get in with a $2 per person entry fees. And $3 per pound gets you some of the best strawberries around! (Anyone under 2 years gets in free). P-6 only accepts cash, but there is an ATM on the premises in case you forget!
Location: 11351 Co. Road 203 in Plantersville, TX
Phone: (936) 894-2766
From February to June, Monday-Saturday, come early at 9am and pick until 5pm. On Sundays, you can enjoy an afternoon picking berries from 1-5pm. Or you can book an appointment to make a day of it! Organic and pesticide free, just as nature intended, this farm is also smoking, profanity, and alcohol free to give you a wholesome experience for the whole family (except Uncle Carl, who needs to watch his language!) Not only can you pick succulent strawberries, but for $10 per child and $20 per adult, a fishing pond for catch and release catfish is there to help you pass the afternoon. Also a working farm for organic fruits, greens, veggies, spices, and herbs, you can expect a wonderful time with the family! Berry fees are $6 per pound.
So come out for the day and play farmer, knowing that the crops you picked have been hand-selected by the most discerning hand... Your own! For more information about the best strawberry picking in Texas or how to while away your afternoons, contact us! We are here for your insurance needs as well. Happy farming!