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Welcome to the Matt Family Orchard. We are a family owned and operated pick-your-own orchard and nursery. Matt Family Orchard is located 30 miles northwest of Houston off Highway 290. In 1996 we purchased 103 acres of an undeveloped subdivision with an airplane landing strip, known as Little Cypress Airport. We also started the installation of an irrigation system, today we have over thirty-five miles of buried irrigation pipe. We planted our first tree in the spring of 1997 and today we have 40 acres planted with blueberries, blackberries, some thornless, figs, jujube (Asian dates), Asian pears, Asian persimmons and citrus. In 1998 we added picnic facilities for over 100 people.  In 2002 we built a barn and flushable toilets. In 2005 we added a deer proof fence and purchased guinea hens to free roam the orchard. In 2010 we built a 2,000sq ft pavilion and added more picnic tables in the picnic area.  In 2011 we added a covered area at the berrie patch.

Besides the orchard we also provide facilities for group outings, such as; tours, school field trips, church groups, birthday parties, reception, family reunions and other group organizations gatherings. Groups enjoy the country experience while using picnic facilities, playground and sporting equipment and fun educational tous. Evening hayrides and sing alongs by the campfire are fun for all ages.

Fruit picking hours are  are seasonal depending on fruit availability please see join our newsletter list and/or call the fruit hot line ( 281 351-7676 ) for current hours and days.  Our Harvest Festival, with a pumpkin patch, is celebrated in October and open to individual families.

Matt Family Orchard is a member of organizations that support agricultural education.

  • Southern Persimmon Growers Association
  • Texas Fruit Growers Association (Rick Matt serves as a director)
  • North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)
  • Texas Rare Fruit Growers Asssociation 
  • Organic Growers Association
  •  Southern Fruit Fellowship
  • Texas Department of Agriculture, GO TEXAN Member Texas
  • Urban Harvest (Rick Matt served as a member of the Green Market Task Force )