Warmer weather in Austin means it’s almost berry picking season and we have no shortage of awesome farms in the Austin area! There are several farms in and around Austin where you can pick your own (or in some cases, just pick up) sun-ripened berries and other produce. Picking your own fruit is a great way to get outside and maintain social distancing.
The farms in Austin below are open, but before you visit be sure to check the farm’s website for information on their current hours and the best times for picking.
Sweet Berry Farm
1801 FM1980, Marble Falls
You can pick your own strawberries at Sweet Berry Farm, but be sure to check their website before you visit for updates on availability. They are open every day except Wednesday, and Thursday is the best day of the week to come to get the best berries. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (except Sundays, 1-5 p.m.), and the closer you can get to opening hour, the bigger supply of berries you can get.
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
14400 East State Highway 29, Georgetown
March through May is strawberry picking season at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, but in June through August you can also pick nectarines, peaches, pears, and pluots. They are open daily from 1-4 p.m. There is a huge activities area but it is currently closed.
200 W. Tank Hollow Rd., Poteet
This farm, located south of San Antonio, grows strawberries, blackberries, tangerines, navel oranges, peaches, and plums. Call 830-570-3090 or visit their Facebook page for information on picking hours throughout the rest of the season.
Kingsbury Blueberry Farm
760 County Rd., Caldwell
This small farm outside of College Station has 100 bushes with four varieties of organically grown blueberries. The best picking time is usually June and part of July. To pick at Kingsbury Blueberry Farm, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to come out.
Punkin Center Berry Farm
1785 Waldo Rd., Oglesby
Pick your own blackberries at this farm located outside of Waco. You can also bring a vase or jar and cut your own zinnias to take home. Blackberries are available in May and June; be sure to call ahead at 254-580-8096 to check on the supply before you visit.