Southeast Texas is an area that’s rich in agriculture as well as industry, and there’s no shortage of local farms who are always ready and waiting to welcome visitors! Whether the gate is always open, or they only open to public seasonally, there’s something for everyone when it comes to farm tourism in Southeast Texas.
U-Pick farms are a special favorite for our family. Even my confirmed indoor kid is a fan of blueberry picking! It’s worth doing at least once, for both the delicious locally grown produce as well as the experience!
Southeast Texas U-Pick Farms & More
2365 Blueberry Patch Dr., Silsbee, TX 77656
What’s in Season: Seasonal (May-July) U-pick blueberry farm with an adorable storefront offering a variety of produce as well as pre-picked blueberry flats and unique Texas made gifts & products. Call to pre-order 5lb. boxes of blueberries for $21: 409-385-1200 or 409-299-2836. $3 per pound for U-pick pricing. Peaches from Cooper Farms will be available for purchase on opening day.
When It’s Open: This 2022 season, opening day is scheduled for May 28th. After opening day, they are open Mondays-Saturdays from 8am-5pm. Closed on Sundays.
Tips/Tricks: Do not skip the free blueberry lemonade samples on the store porch…instant family favorite! Our family works hard picking blueberries, then enjoys rocking on the porch with blueberry lemonade as an extra special treat.
2724 N. China Rd., Beaumont, TX 77713
Website | Facebook
What’s in Season: Storefront on a family farm that offers all natural & homemade health/beauty products. Special offerings to pet the baby farm animals.
When It’s Open: A frequent vendor at the Beaumont Farmers Market from 8-11am, then at the storefront from 12-4pm on Saturdays. Like/follow their Facebook page for schedule updates, changes, or special events.
Tips/Tricks: When you see their homemade goat milk fudge or caramels out, make sure to purchase right away. They are a favorite, so those go FAST! While it is lovely seeing them at the farmers market (especially with the complimentary coffee), the little farm store is an instant happy place and a must visit…an adorable and aromatic space, pleasing to the senses. Plus, you get to mingle with the sweetest baby goats!
The Bell Blueberry Farm
317 Private Road 8480, Warren, TX 77664
What’s in Season: Blueberries are ready to pick around mid-May to mid-June depending on the weather.
When It’s Open: Seasonally opened from 7am until dark, seven days a week. Expected 2022 opening day is for mid-end of May.
Tips/Tricks: Watch for the big blueberry sign on 69 just north of Warren.
Berryland Farms of Texas
2877 FM 1941 Rd., Winnie, TX 77665
Website | Facebook
What’s in Season: “Pick your own” blackberries, blueberries, flowers, etc. in the spring and summer (mid-May thru mid-July). Pumpkin patch and corn maze (if weather permits) to accompany the amazing fall festival festivities. The 2022 season will bring blackberries, blueberries, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and fresh-cut flowers.
When It’s Open: Seasonally in the spring/summer (mid-May to mid-July) for U-Pick-It fruits and vegetables, then again in the fall for the annual Fall Fest and pumpkin patch (September/October). On opening day for the 2022 season (around May 21st), Berryland Farms will be open on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 8am-4pm. They do ask that you call before visiting the farm in order to make sure that there is plenty of what you are looking for that day: 713-551-6360.
Like/follow Facebook page for opening dates, u-pick-it options, and special events to come.
Tips/Tricks: The Fall Fest is an absolute favorite and must do! Hayrides, pumpkin catapults, the giant hill slide, and SO MUCH MORE…Berryland is a hidden gem in our little corner of SETX.
Brown’s Berry Farm
County Rd 3073, Kirbyville, TX 75956
What’s in Season: Pesticide free “U-pick or we-pick” blueberry and blackberry farm. Also sells fresh yard eggs and goats milk soap.
When It’s Open: 2022 opening season begins on May 28th. Hours are 7am until dark. Call 409-963-4056 for any questions.
Byars Blueberry Farm
255 Southland Dr., Lumberton, TX 77657
What’s in Season: Family owned “You pick ‘em or We pick ‘em” blueberry farm. Pesticide and fertilizer free, organic ready to eat berries. Pricing: $15 per gallon “we pick ‘em” and $8 per gallon “you pick ‘em”. Mayhaw jelly seasonally available to pre-order.
When It’s Open: Opening Day TBD. Open only on weekends from daylight to dark.
Tips/Tricks: It gets hot out there so bring water. Do not forget mosquito spray and sunscreen too. Not only can you leave with gallons of blueberries, but they also offer homemade mayhaw jelly and blueberry jam ($10 per pint jar…pre-order)! Photography mini sessions available to local photographers. Remember to follow on Facebook for updates throughout the season!
Chosen Weeds Farm
Bridge City, TX 77611
(Receive exact address after registration or appointment is scheduled.)
Website | Facebook
What’s in Season: Offers raw goat milk soaps, chemical free veggies, eggs, and chicks & ducklings. Variety of farming classes for both adults and children. Available to book for field trip farm tours (small groups of ten) that can include a craft for children. Please message or email for pricing or to schedule a visit.
When It’s Open: By appointment only. Subscribe on the website to receive updates and schedules of upcoming events, like “Junior Farmer Classes” and open registration links. Like/follow Facebook page for the class events. Registration is required for all events. Chosen Weeds is also a vendor at the new Bridge City Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 8am-11pm.
Tips/Tricks: This is a working farm, so be sure to dress appropriately.
11073 Koelemay Dr., Fannett, TX 77705
Website | Facebook
What’s in Season: “A Southeast Texas Farm using sustainable and biodynamic growing practices to grow nutrient dense produce and fresh cut flowers.” Offers a variety of produce, fresh & dried herbs, fresh cut flower bouquets, free-range eggs, and the list goes on! Seasonal sunflower pictures available also. Donna’s Farm also partners with local non-profit gardens, The Giving Field on Liberty Street and Mid County Victory Garden, to provide monthly produce boxes where a portion of sales goes back to the mission of providing fresh produce to nursing homes and feeding the hungry in our area. A local farm who is always quick to support and partner with other locals in order to assist in meeting the needs of the community!
When It’s Open: On-site stand is open Thursdays & Fridays from 2-6pm and Saturdays 1-4pm. Also, a frequent vendor at the Beaumont Farmers Market from 8am-11pm on Saturdays. Donna’s Farm will be closed for the month of August, but will re-open the weekend after Labor Day. Farm tours are by appointment only.
Tips/Tricks: Family friendly. No pets allowed, except for service animals please. $2 per person for farm tours. Enjoy chickens and dogs that help herd the animals roaming freely (welcome to pet if standing nearby).
Hammered Honey Farms & Mead
P.O. Box 111, Orangefield, TX 77639
Website | Facebook
What’s in Season: A small, veteran owned, family run, honey farm and meadery that sells raw wildflower honey local to Southeast Texas, and focuses on custom honeywines and melomel meads. Working on licensing and expansions to offer a tasting room!
When It’s Open: Contact (409) 313-2001 to schedule an appointment for special tastings or a tour of the facilities. Please like/follow on social media to stay up to date.
Tips/Tricks: Wines and meads are not currently available for sale; however, Hammered Honey Farms and Mead hosts frequent giveaways! The farm also donates a percentage of honey sales to charities that assist families of fallen U.S. warriors.
3371 FM 1293 RD, Kountze, TX 77625
What’s in Season: U-pick blueberry farm
When It’s Open: Seasonally in May. Please make sure to like/follow their Facebook page to keep up with exact opening dates, inclement weather schedule changes, and more.
Tips/Tricks: Picking containers are provided, but please remember to bring your own container to transport berries home.
2501 Hwy 326 S, Sour Lake, TX 77659
What’s in Season: Offers a quarterly Farmer’s Market, a pumpkin patch in October, and a Christmas market in December.
When It’s Open: Seasonally. Like/follow their Facebook page to stay up to date with special events, opening times, and more from this budding farm!
Tips/Tricks: Family friendly. Photo ops. Lawn games.
Moore Honey Farm
9767 Bevil Blvd., Kountze, TX 77625
Website | Facebook
What’s in Season: Local honey from Texas beekeepers. They host an open farm every year in July where a free tour is given of the facility including the honey extraction machine. Moore Honey products are for sale at the end of the tour. Local stores throughout SETX also stock their honey and can be purchased year-round online through their website.
When It’s Open: Please like/follow their Facebook page to stay up to date when open farm days are scheduled (July).
Tips/Tricks: Open farm day invitations are an excellent FREE field trip, especially for homeschool families or just anyone interested in the honey extracting process.
Ridgetop Flower Farm
4593 Wagner Lane, Orange, TX 77632
Website | Facebook
What’s in Season: Market bouquets during the growing season as well as special orders. Sunflower field and wildscape areas.
When It’s Open: Market bouquets and arrangements are pick-up only…no farm tours. Pre-schedule and pre-pay for a reserved, intimate U-pick night event. View the website for details and to register. Like/follow Ridgetop Flower Farm’s Facebook to stay current on the farm’s growth and in-the-know about these special U-pick events.
Tips/Tricks: During U-pick nights, folks will be welcomed to walk the pasture on a nature walk to take in all of the seasonal wildflower sights, capture a sunset, and make their own arrangement. These are adult only events.
Sunny Knoll Farm
3139 FM 1406, Winnie, TX 77665
What’s in Season: Local blueberry farm!
When It’s Open: Currently open for the 2022 season on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-5pm.
Tips/Tricks: Enjoy homemade blueberry lemonade under the shade of oak and pecan trees. Contact Kathryn Smith at (409) 782-7305 with questions.
Third Day Farm and Ranch
373 CR 092, Jasper, TX 75951
What’s in Season: U-pick strawberry times can range from late February to early May. 2022 Strawberry
season will close mid-May. Blueberry and blackberry season will start in late May or early June. Pumpkin patch and hay maze will be available in October. Many other seasonal produce are available for purchase, starting with garden vegetables throughout June and July. What a variety you can find at this farm just a little over an hour away!
When It’s Open: Open for plant sales on Monday-Saturday from 8am-2pm. Always check their Facebook page or call Dan at 409-291-1456 before going in case of inclement weather, schedule changes, etc. They are happy to answer questions, schedule field trips, and more!
Tips/Tricks: Bring water bottles and stay hydrated while fruit picking. Fun little photo ops available.
Portable restrooms on site. If traveling a ways or wanting to take in more sites while in Jasper (like a
picnic or swim at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park for instance), bringing along a cooler to place your freshly
picked fruit inside is highly recommended. All items available, pricing, and updates are consistently
posted on their Facebook page, so be sure to like/follow.
BONUS: Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm
19531 Moorehead Road, Conroe, TX 77302
What’s in Season: Fun day trip idea – oldest U-pick blueberry farm in Texas! $3.50/lb.
When It’s Open: 2022 blueberry season is expected to open late May or early June. Please make sure to like/follow their Facebook page to keep up with exact opening dates, inclement weather schedule changes, and more.
Tips/Tricks: Cash or check only accepted.
Local Farmers Markets, Community Gardens & More
- Beaumont Farmers Market (Beaumont): A locally run, open-air market hosting vendors within a 150-mile radius from Beaumont, TX. Open on Saturdays from 8-11am. Follow on Facebook for vendor highlights and specials of the day.
- Bridge City Farmers Market (Bridge City): Local farmers market and more with hand-crafted, handmade, and locally produced products.
- North Orange County Farmer’s Market (Orange): Locally raised fruits, vegetables, artisan bread, flowers, artisan items, jams and jellies, fresh eggs, local honey, and much more can be found under the Mauriceville Heritage Association Pavilion every Thursday from 3pm until dark. Follow along with the Mauriceville Heritage Association for updates.
- The Giving Field on Liberty St. (Beaumont): A non-profit garden with a mission to feed the hungry in our area with the help of all interested Golden Triangle schools and volunteers. Year round production of organic fruits and vegetables donated to local soup kitchens. Contact: Sharon Begnaud; 409-201-8702 (or ext 122).
- South Park Community Garden (Beaumont): “provides fresh and healthy food for anyone, brings diverse people together, and provides education through empowering the community to grow its own healthy food.” Volunteers are always welcome!
- Slow Food Beaumont (Beaumont): raises “awareness about the fresh, local, and fair food of Southeast Texas and the enjoyment of shared foods.” Slow Food Beaumont is looking for volunteers to assist with the Mobile Produce Market and other food events in the community. Members enjoy monthly meetups, along with free, fun food events and field trips. Follow their Facebook page for announcements of 50 cent/lb. produce days and locations.
- Mid County Victory Garden (Nederland): A non-profit community victory garden to educate those willing to volunteer their time and donate the produce to local senior citizen activity centers. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a group to volunteer, feel free to contact Desiree Kleypa, (409)223-0493, email@example.com.
- Lone Star Sustainable Farm LLC (Warren): Pasture-raised meat, rotationally grazed. Beef, chicken, and pork available.
- Muldrow Bee Farm (Beaumont): SETX local beekeepers. FREE* bee removal from February/March until August (fuel fee for traveling longer distances*). Apiaries located in Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties. If you have bees or know of someone who does, please call 713-377-0356 (Brian) to schedule a removal. Online store includes local, raw honey for sale.
- Sweet Bee Farm and Apiary: Offers “unprocessed local raw honey, luxe handcrafted creamed honey, raw or infused as well as multiple flavors of infused honey. We also have artisan small batch jellies and jams seasonally.” Hosting a “Beginner Beekeeping Course” in Spurger in the month of May also.
Other helpful resources:
- Southeast Texas Community Gardens: https://www.healthysetx.com/community-gardens/
- CVB Texas Agritourism: https://www.beaumontcvb.com/things-to-do/parks-outdoors/agritourism/
Have you visited any of these wonderful local farms? Let us know your favorite below!