Who knew how fun and relaxing picking your own fruits and vegetables could be! I live in Texas where many people have farms that supplies our local markets and some grocery stores with fresh fruits and vegetables. This day and age eating correctly is one of the most talked about subjects. Now that I’m juicing I felt great about this opportunity.
Pick your own farms allows you entrance on the farm and the opportunity to experience actually picking your own goodies. Not all farms have the same thing. What I’ve learned is that Texas has many berry farms. Strawberry, blackberries, blueberries type fruit. I did find some that offer other options as well. There’s a total of 32 pick your own type farms in Texas. My plan is to visit them all.
The first farm I have visited this trip was Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm. It’s located in Pilot, Texas, which is about an hour away from Farmers Branch/Carrollton, Texas. They can be found on Instagram and Facebook. The day at this location is started at 10AM and last until everything is all gone. Which on my visit took about an hour. I made it there around 10:10 A.M. and I was late! There were so many people already there. So I highly recommend getting there early.
Besides the picking of the strawberries they also offer jam and ice cream. There are rules for picking. The pricing is $7/ per pound. Since you can only pick the ripe strawberries and I was late, I didn’t make it out with any strawberries but I did get a plant. There is a line for you to purchase buckets then you go picking and come back to another line to weigh and pay. This is the time you would purchase any extras offered like the jam.
I wasn’t too bombed out about not getting any fruit. The experience itself was so much more rewarding. Plus they had a few props for picture taking, which I took full advantage.
To see my full trip, watch it on TikTok and see all the fun I had. One farm down 31 more to go!
If you’re not on TikTok you can also keep up with me at Facebook @kloheeskitchen
I’m also available on Instagram