Visit Louisiana's Pick-Your-Own Farms
The freshest, sweetest berries are ready for picking! Bring the kiddos and have a family fun day.
While Louisiana’s farmers markets are great spots for picking up fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies, so are our pick-your-own farms.
A visit to a pick-your-own farm is a fun, family-friendly thing to do in Louisiana.
Teach your kids about where their food really comes from, and savor the flavors of berries fresh off the vine.
No matter what you’re picking, there are a few things to keep in mind for your visit. Always call the farm in advance to inquire about hours and make sure the produce is prime for picking. Some pick-your-own farms post updates on crops and farm conditions on their websites or Facebook pages. Also ask if baskets and other picking supplies are provided.
Remember, you’re visiting a farm, so dress appropriately. Wear closed-toe shoes, loose clothing and a hat. Pack your sunscreen too.
At the farm, ask the owners or workers for their picking tips. They can tell you how to select ripe fruit and how to store and freeze your harvest once you get home. They may even have some recipes to share.
Louisiana’s farms most often offer you-pick strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. Growing seasons for these berries vary throughout the state, but April is typically prime time for strawberries, with blueberries and blackberries following from May through mid-July.
Louisiana's Pick-Your-Own Farms to experience on your trip to Louisiana:
Cross Creek Blackberry Farm
Deep in the hickories of Catahoula Parish — Aimwell, to be exact — Cross Creek Blackberry Farm produces fresh, ripe blackberries for the picking. Their season peaks in June, and the farm welcomes families to make fun summer memories together.
Indian Village Harvest Farm
Indian Village Harvest Farm in Calhoun is the only U-Pick strawberry farm and commercial strawberry operation in North Louisiana. Head over to pick fresh berries and enjoy other treats like chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry ice cream, jams, jellies and fresh produce from a variety of local vendors.
Founded in 1926, the family-run Landry-Poche Farm in Holden is in the heart of Louisiana’s strawberry farming region of Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes. Landry-Poche Farm is all about the community, hosting field trips for local students who, bucket in hand, can do some berry-picking for themselves. Out-of-towners are welcome to pick up a bucket as well, and wander through the fields to find some of the freshest strawberries around. Landry-Poche Farm is home to the 2013 Strawberry Festival king, farm namesake Mark Landry.
Located on the historic Breston Plantation in Riverton, Louisiana Herbs grows a wide array of organic herbs. Take their Wine & Dine Plantation and Herb Farm Tour or purchase fresh cut herbs or live plants to enhance your recipes.
McCain’s Family Farm, L.L.C.
McCain's Family Farm is located in the tiny town of Ringgold, in north Louisiana. Explore the five acres of blueberries, bucket in hand, and pick some of the plumpest blueberries you’ll find anywhere. The season begins in late May and continues through mid-July, which, fortunately for visitors, is a wonderful time weather-wise to visit the region. McCain’s family farm is open seven days a week during blueberry picking season. While you’re there, you can get more than blueberries — honey from bees that live on the farm is offered for sale.
Mrs. Heather's Farms
At Mrs. Heather's Farms in Albany, visitors of all ages will enjoy a walk through the Strawberry Patch to pick their own strawberries to take home. When you come to the farm, you'll also get to enjoy all the fun activities that Mrs. Heather has set up for you!
Ridemore Blueberry Farm
In Covington (just a short drive from New Orleans) visit Ridemore Blueberry Farm to pick blueberries, blackberries, figs and an assortment of veggies. Stay for a picnic in the shaded picnic area and visit the honeybees and other farm animals.
3D Blueberry Farm
Just outside Franklinton, head to the 3D Blueberry Farm where you’ll find long rows of spectacular blueberry bushes. Visitors are welcome to pick their own during open hours.