May is National Strawberry Month, and National Pick Strawberries Day is May 20th! To celebrate, why not head to a local farm and pick your own strawberries?
We’ve compiled a list of the TOP 6 PICK-YOUR-OWN STRAWBERRY FARMS WITHIN 1 HOUR (ISH) OF CARROLLTON, TX! Plus, keep reading for some recipes that will have you wishing it was strawberry season all year round, and ways to preserve them so it really can be!
🍓 Wow U-Pick Farms LLC in Krum, TX
- Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM, and Saturday 9AM-4PM
- 1721 Donald Rd.
Krum, TX 76249
This farm currently has strawberries as well as Bib and Red Sail Lettuce to pick! They also have pepper jelly for sale! Yum! Plus, their website advertises that they don’t spray or use pesticides… Bonus points for that!
- Strawberries are $6 per pound
- Bell pepper jams are $10 per pint
- Bib Lettuce is $2 each
- Red Sail lettuce is $2 each
Everything is available on a first come, first serve basis, so go early when they open if you can.
They also grow lots of other fruits and veggies throughout the year, including pumpkins, blueberries, watermelon, basil, okra and more! So definitely keep this farm on your list of places to go, even if you don’t make it out during strawberry season!
🍓 Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm in Pilot Point, TX
- Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10AM until they are sold out
- 12141 Foutch Road
Pilot Point, TX 76258
Strawberries are available on a “First Come, First Serve” basis. Always check their field status before heading over to pick! They fill up quickly, but post their field status daily on their Facebook and Instagram pages. Plan to get there early to make sure you get a spot! This Strawberry Farm is very popular, but they do have a large field and lots of berries for picking!
- Strawberries $6/lb
- Picking Bucket (Required, but reusable on return visits. No outside baskets allowed) $3
- 1/2 PINT Jam $6
- Strawberry Hanging Baskets $16
- Entrance and parking are Free
🍓 Good Earth Organic Farm in Celeste, TX
- 8571 FM 272
Celeste TX, 75423
Due to COVID-19, Good Earth Organic Farm will be limiting the amount of people on the farm each session. Please limit the number of people in your party to 4. Book tickets on their website before you go!
For every two people, you will need to purchase a basket, which holds about 6 pounds of strawberries, so it’s definitely worth it for those delicious, all organic strawberries!
Parking is Free, and they have a composting toilet available for the public!
This farm might be a good option for you if you are looking for a place that only allows small groups and seems to have some tighter COVID restrictions in place. However, since they ask that your group be limited to 4 people, this probably wouldn’t be the best place to go berry picking if you plan to go with a large group.
🍓 H Strawberry Farm in Greenville,TX
- 1132 US 69
Greenville, TX 75401
- (682) 240-1789
$5 per pound of strawberries.
Bring your own basket!
No admission fee.
Check their Facebook page before you go to see when they are open for picking. They tend to post the morning of when they will be opening, and according to posts on their Facebook page they usually open at 10AM. While this does make it difficult to plan a trip here in advance, this would still be a very fun and spontaneous play date or field trip with the kids!
If you decide to head out there but your GPS is showing the wrong location, their Facebook page directs you to use this dropped pin instead:
🍓 Hidden Honey Farms near Waxahachie, TX
- 7241 FM 1387, Midlothian, TX 75167
- (817) 296-7003
As of mid April, Hidden Honey Farms is not yet open for picking, but their Facebook page says strawberries are coming soon. Check in with them as the season goes on, and more strawberries begin to ripen! They also have homemade apple butter for sale on their Facebook page!
🍓 Storm Farms in Arlington, TX
- 3010 South Bowen Rd. Arlington, TX 76016
- (817) 602-0668
Even though Storm Farms has already sold out of all their tickets for this season, I wanted to include them on this list because you can still register for their waitlist!
🍰 Strawberry Recipes
My biggest pet peeve when it comes to strawberries is how quickly they spoil! No matter how quickly I eat them, there always seems to be at least a few that go to waste. Luckily, I have a little trick I use to keep my strawberries fresh a little longer in the fridge once they’ve been sliced:
First wash and slice your berries, then sprinkle a little sugar on them. Put them in a bowl in the fridge and the next time you need a quick snack for your kids, just pull the bowl out of the fridge and voila! A healthy snack, ready to go!
For more tips and tricks on how to use up all those delicious strawberries you’ll be picking, check out our Board on Pinterest for 24 STRAWBERRY RECIPES!
We’ve included recipes for sweet strawberry desserts and drinks, plus nutritious breakfast recipes and savory dinners and salads! We’ve even included tips and tricks to help you preserve your strawberries and make them last long past the berry picking season.
Nothing screams “SPRING TIME” like strawberries!
After waiting all winter for strawberries to be in season again, I can’t wait to go pick my own! And sure, sometimes you can still find out-of-season strawberries in the grocery store, but those never taste as good as when you bite into a sweet, red, ripe strawberry. So get outside, support local farmers, and go pick your own berries fresh from the farm! You’ll be in strawberry heaven!
As always, make sure you double check with the farms before you journey out to any of them to be sure they are open and have space available for picking.
About the Author
Amber Gorski has been a member of CECPTA with her daughter since 2018 and is in the purple playgroup. She has served on the CECPTA Board as the Children’s Programming Chair and is currently the Publicity Chair. She is the gal behind the scenes of our social media handles and the hashtag queen. When she is not doing activities with the PTA, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their three fur-babies. She also enjoys doing embroidery, making jewelry and finding fun crafts to do with her daughter.