There’s nothing quite like a day at a u-pick farm that gets the kids excited about fruit. These farms near Dallas offer apple picking in the fall, berries and peaches in the summer and even sunflower and lavender picking. Pack up a picnic basket full of your favorite snacks and get the kids ready for a day of fruit picking!

photo: Jennifer Young

Apple Valley Orchard—Llano

This 32-acre farm grows apples, berries and more out in Llano, TX. Check their Facebook page for u-pick updates. 

12340 S. Highway 16
Llano, TX
Online: facebook.com

Majestic Farms

Head to this farm in early summer for pear and plum picking. Did you know that pears are one of the only fruits that need to ripen after they've been picked? We didn't either! Check the farm's website before you head over as they'll indicate which fruits are ready for picking and whether they are closing early due to high temps.

You can also find them at the Hillsboro Farmer's Market. 

433 Hill County Road 1306
Whitney, TX
Online: majesticfarms.net

photo: Emily Williams

Blase Family Farm—Rockwall

Blueberry and pumpkin picking happens at this too-cute farm in Rockwall. Blueberry season runs in early summer and October brings pumpkin season. This year you can find everyone's favorite square pumpkin, Spookley, at Blase Family Farm.

1232 E Fork Drive
Rockwall, TX
Online: blasefamilyfarm.com

Price Farms—Whitney

If strawberries and pumpkins isn't the best combination, we don't know what is! Head to Price Farms in spring to pick your fill of strawberries, and then come back in the fall for pumpkin season.

142 Hill County Road 2401 North
Whitney, TX
Online: facebook.com/pricefarmsocial/

 

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Lavender Ridge Farms—Gainesville

This picturesque spot was originally a melon and strawberry farm, but has been selling lavender, cut flowers and herbs since 2006. Head out and visit the two acres where you'll find a cafe serving lavender treats as well as a shop with soaps and other lavender-scented items. Check their Facebook page for current hours before you head over. 

2391 County Road 178
Gainesville, TX
Online: lavenderridgefarms.com

Larken Farms—Waxahachie

Larken Farms began began in 2000 as a hobby for Ken and Laura Jo Halverson to try out their “green thumb” at growing peaches.  What started as a hobby has turned into a full-time orchard! Larken Farms has over 7,000 trees with 30 varieties of Texas and California Peaches, Santa Rosa Plums, Hosui Asian Pears and several hundred blackberry bushes. While not “certified” as organic growers, they practice organic methods for growing all of their fruits and vegetables. Check their website for opening dates.

3653 Greathouse Rd.
Waxahachie, TX
Online: larkenfarms.com

Jenkins Farm—Ravenna

This peach orchard is 10 miles North of Bonham, TX on Hwy 78, about 90 minutes from Dallas. Peach-picking season runs from May-July and the best spot to find information on their picking status is on their Facebook page. In addition to peaches, they also grow blackberries and plums.

269 CR 1600
Ravenna, TX
Online: facebook.com

Wild Berry Farm—Sadler

Blackberries and blueberries are the name of the game at this North Texas farm. They also have fields of sunflowers blooming in July. If you want cut flowers, bring a jar or large container and scissors. Their outdoor farm market sells jams, jellies, veggies seeds and more. 

905 Crawford Rd.
Sadler, TX
Online: txberry.com

—Kate Loweth

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