Weekend Houston~Froberg’s Farm

Froberg's Farm

Yesterday, it was windy with pollen heavy air. Another typical sneeze inducing spring day in Houston.

We went for strawberry picking at a nearby farm called Froberg’s around 9. It’s a small farm, but seem to attract large crowds. You park car in the front, follow directions to strawberry picking. At the entrance, you will be given a small bucket. “Go and pick. Lift and look under the leaves for the ripe berries. Pound $1.50.” That were the instructions we were given. We picked about 6 pounds. Fresh and good looking, those were too tempting to stop picking.

They have a vegetable and fruit shop in the front. You can buy locally grown vegetables and fruits. There is candy section for children, also a snack bar with pies and roasted peanuts. And for meat lovers, there is a smokehouse with various kinds of meat products. All and all, this is a nice place to spend sometime. Will definitely be going there in the future as they said they would have “pick your own blackberries and jujube” in the coming months.


Froberg’s Farm


A Beautiful Big Live Oak Tree in the Farm


Strawberry Fields


Strawberries ~ From Flower to Fruit


Vegetable and Fruit Shop


Snack Bar with Tempting Fried Pies


Ripe and Juicy Strawberries for Home

For those of you interested to go, here are the address and the directions:

Froberg’s Vegetable & Fruit Farm
11875 County Road 190, Alvin, TX
281-585-3531
Open everyday, from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Take Highway 6 South. Enter Alvin. Take right on County Road 146. At the railroad stop sign, turn left onto County Road 190 (Alvin-Manvel Road). The farm is about two miles to the left.

Are there any other farms like this in Houston and vicinity?

12 Comments

  • By Angel, April 12, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    Hi Indira garu, Look like I am the first one to write comments. Yippee… O My! the strawberries look so mouthwatering and so pleasing.

  • By Angel, April 12, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

    Feel like running there straight away to pick those, but bad luck as now I am in India. You people are so lucky to stay there and pick those tempting ones.

  • By vineela, April 12, 2009 @ 2:29 pm

    Hope you guys would have enjoyed the day in picking
    Strawberry looks so juicy and vibrant.
    vineela

  • By tsanan, April 12, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

    Hi Indira

    Have been a long-time lurker on your site and my family has benefited from the recipes I steal from here :-}… a big thanks to you..

    I love pick your own veges and fruits and try to make most of what spring/summer has to offer and knew of one useful info that I could pass on

    http://www.pickyourown.org/TX.htm

    thanks
    tsanan

  • By Anjali, April 12, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

    Hey Indira. I am glad you have moved to Houston. Thanks for posting this blog about the strawberry farm. I will surly go there soon. There is a blueberry farm near Kingwood. Blueberry picking starts after Memorial day.

  • By Vandya, April 12, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

    Wish we had such farms in India too. I think somewhere near Shimla…we have. We get juicy strawberries in Delhi during winters.

  • By kalva, April 13, 2009 @ 12:52 am

    lucky you..

  • By preeti, April 13, 2009 @ 9:36 am

    Another good reason to visit your blog! You explore the local shops and produce and its just too attractive for me to resist!

    Show some more of Houston through your lens :)

  • By Madhavi, April 13, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

    Stumbled upon the below website, while checking for fresh vegetables
    http://www.painthorseonline.com/Parents%20Blackberries%20of%20Houston.htm
    Haven’t been there so far , plan to visit the coming weekend.

  • By Indira, April 13, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

    Thanks friends for your berry sweet comments.:)

    Angel and Vandya: I will gladly exchange strawberries to delicious and sweet mangoes you get there in India right now.:)

    Tsanan and Madhavi: Thanks very much for the links. Looks like Houston is surrounded by quite a number of Pick your own farms.

  • By Srikanth, April 19, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    I have been following your website for quite long time ( 2+ years I think). I never realized you guys are in Houston! (Thats where I live actually). Hope you get used to this weather :)

  • By Lakshmi, April 18, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Hi Indira, Thanks for blogging it. I found this while googling for Strawberry pickups in Houston. We are planning to go there as a group this week end. I am just wondering whether they allow outside food or not, Please let me know if you have any idea?

    They allow outside food on the picnic grounds. Lot of families bring food and after strawberry picking, do a picnic on the outer grounds.
    -Indira

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