Several pick-your-own farms are an easy drive from downtown Houston. Call in advance to be sure about hours of operation and what's fresh on the vine (or tree, as the case may be).
Blackberries of Houston
Offers blackberries, pre-picked produce
19531 Cypress Church Road
Cypress, TX 77433
Crops are usually available in May, June, and July.
Open: 7 days/week May 20 to July 10.
Chmielewski's Blueberry Farm
Offers blueberries, a gift shop, and a picnic area
23810 Bauer Hockley Rd.
Hockley, TX 77447
Matt Family Orchard
33 acres planted with blackberries, some thornless, figs, jujube (Asian dates), Asian pears, Asian persimmons, citrus, and a picnic area.
21110 Bauer Hockley Road
Tomball, Texas 77377-5767
Fruit picking hours are 9 a.m.- 2 p.m; hours are seasonal depending on fruit availability.