Farms to Visit in Southeast Texas
Pick your own produce and spend a day with the animals.
Agritourism is one of the fastest-growing travel segments, with many taking a keen interest in exploring rural destinations, eating local, and sourcing products right from the farm. Blessed with a long growing season, lots of land, and a unique ecosystem, Southeast Texas has several pick-your-own farms you can visit, no matter what time of year you come. Whether you're keen on sweet berries, cutting down your own Christmas tree, or simply spending a day among the animals, plan your visit around one of the Beaumont farms growing seasons. And of course, don't miss the Beaumont Farmer's Market, which is open every Saturday morning mid-January through mid-December.
Season: Spring / Fall
What's Available: A U-pick strawberry farm (late February-April), Pumpkin patch and hay maze in fall (October), and mini pigs for sale this year. This 2021 fall/winter season, they plan to add a "Christmas Tree Farm" to their repertoire. Many other seasonal products are available for purchase, along with meats, honey, and more. What a variety you can find at this farm, just a little over an hour away!
When It's Open: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only for U-pick strawberries. Strawberry flats are sold on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only in a five-to-six-week season, March/April. Check their Facebook page or call Dan @ 409-291-1456 in case of inclement weather, schedule changes, etc. They are happy to answer questions, plan field trips, and more!
Tips/Tricks: Bring water bottles and stay hydrated while strawberry picking. Fun little photo-ops are available, and there are portable restrooms on-site. Bring a cooler and make a day of it with a picnic or swim at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park in Jasper.
What's Available: A market where everything is seasonal and fresh, Donna's Farm offers a variety of produce, fresh and dried herbs, fresh-cut flower bouquets, and more and is one of the only farms in Beaumont proper. They also partner with other locals purveyors to offer Wild Earth Texas Beef, Lone Star Sustainable Farm Chicken, Harvest Grain Mills Organic Rice, and Little Flock Bakery Bread.
When It's Open: Thursdays & Fridays from 2-7 pm and Saturdays 1-4 pm, they are also a frequent vendor at the Beaumont Farmers Market, where you can find them on Saturday from 8-11 am.
Tips/Tricks: It's family-friendly, but no pets are allowed, except for service animals. You can tour the farm for $2 per person. Chickens and dogs that help herd the animals roam freely (which you are welcome to pet).
What's Available: A quarterly farmers market, pumpkin patch (October), and Christmas market (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 with plenty of photo ops and lawn games.
What's Available: A year-round homestead, you'll find raw goat milk soaps, fresh veggies, eggs, chicks, and ducklings. They hold a variety of farming classes for adults and children throughout the year or contact for private farm tours (for small groups up to ten) that can include children's crafts, lectures, storytime, and animal visits.
When It's Open: By appointment. Like/follow their Facebook page for all classes and info. Advanced registration is required.
Tips/Tricks: Check out their website to stay in the know about free open farm days, giveaways, and more. This is a working farm, so make sure to dress appropriately.
What's Available: A storefront on the family farm, you'll find all-natural and homemade health and beauty products, plus baby farm animals you can pet.
When It's Open: The storefront is open from 12-4 pm on Saturdays, but they're also frequently at the Beaumont Farmers Market from 8-11 am. Like/follow their Facebook page for schedule updates, changes, or special events.
Tips/Tricks: The homemade goat milk fudge and caramels sell out fast, so don't delay. While it is lovely seeing them at the farmer's market (especially with complimentary coffee), the little farm store is an adorable and aromatic must-visit that's pleasing to the senses. Plus, you get to mingle with the sweetest kids (baby goats)!
What's Available: "Pick your own" blackberries, flowers, etc., in the spring and summer
When It's Open: Seasonally in the spring/summer (mid-May to mid-July) for U Pick fruits and vegetables.
Tips/Tricks: Like and follow their Facebook page for opening dates, u-pick-it options, and special events.
What's Available: Market bouquets during the growing season, special flower orders, and sunflower field "Wildscape Areas."
When It's Open: By reservation only for private pre-scheduled U-pick night events. Like/follow their Facebook page to stay up to date with the farm's growing season.
Tips/Tricks: During U-pick nights, folks are allowed to walk the pasture on a nature walk and take in the wildflowers.
What's Available: Local honey and honey-based products from Texas beekeepers. They host an open farm every year in July, where a free tour is given of the facility, including a demo of how honey extraction works. You can find their products at local stores around Southeast Texas or purchase online through their website.
When It's Open: TBD. Like/follow their Facebook page for info.
Tips/Tricks: A trip to the honey farm is a sweet way to trick your kids into an educational outing!
What's Available: Seasonal (May-July) U-pick blueberry farm with an adorable storefront offering a variety of produce, pre-picked blueberry flats, plus unique Texas-made gifts and products.
When It's Open: TBA, follow their Facebook page for details.
Tips/Tricks: Don't miss the free blueberry lemonade samples on the porch and the rocking chairs to enjoy your bounty.
What's Available A family-owned "You pick 'em or We pick 'em" blueberry farm. Pesticide and fertilizer-free, organic ready to eat berries. $15 per gallon "we pick 'em" & $8 per gallon "you pick 'em."
When It's Open: Pre-Order June 1, opening day on June 19. weekends Only (daylight-dusk)
Tips/Tricks: It gets hot out there, so bring water, mosquito repellent, and sunscreen. Not only can you leave with gallons of blueberries, but they also offer homemade Mayhaw jelly and blueberry jam ($9 per pint jar pre-order)! Photography mini-sessions are available with local photographers. Remember to follow on Facebook for updates throughout the season!
Season: Spring / Summer
What's Available: Blueberries are ready to pick from mid-May to mid-June, depending on the weather.
When It's Open: Seasonally opened from 7 am until dark, seven days a week.
Tips/Tricks: Look for the big blueberry sign on I-69 just north of Warren.
KJ Farms (Kountze)
What's in Season: U-pick blueberry farm (May)
When It's Open: Seasonally in May. Like/follow their Facebook page to keep up with opening dates, schedule changes, and more.
What's Available: A pick and cut tree farm.
When It's Open: Opens late November through December before Christmas.
What's Available: A choose and cut tree farm with Virginia Pine and Frazier Firs.
When It's Open: Thanksgiving Day through December before Christmas.
Tips/Tricks: Handicap accessible. It's a unique family tradition with holiday photo ops. Trees sell out quickly, so don't wait!
What's Available: A choose and cut tree farm.
When It's Open: Opens late November through December before Christmas.
Tips/Tricks: There's the option to cut down your own, or they will cut and load for you. Don't miss the adorable photo ops on the wooden tree swing and log bench. Weekends usually include food trucks and a little store inside.
Note: Please be kind and patient with these hard-working farmers. The winter storm of 2021 was devastating, and while many of these farms are back open, they may have limited harvests. As a result, picking days may vary to maintain the health and longevity of the crops. Please make sure to call, message, or email before visiting to ensure a wonderful day on the farm.