Where in Louisiana to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: July 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples will start in late July. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Louisiana U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Ascension Parish

Bienville Parish

  • Hebler Organically Grown Blueberries - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    362 Firetower Road, Ringgold, LA 71068. Phone: 318-894-9673. Email: blueberrylady20@yahoo.com. Open: First week in June, and stay open thru July; Hours are Monday thru Saturday, 7:00 am until 12 noon and some evenings. Directions: Located off Highway 4 and Springhill Church outside the town of Ringgold. 362 Firetower Road. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: March 14, 2012)

Bossier Parish

  • Blueberry Hill Farm – Blueberries, blackberries
    5121 Bellvue Road, Haughton, Louisiana 71037, LA. Phone: 318-949-4930. Roadside Stand and PYO. Directions: 1 mile east of LA Downs Racetrack. Turn left on Bellevue Road, go 8 miles. Farm is on right side of Bellevue Road. Open: Monday to Saturday 7:00 am to 5:00 p.m. from June 1 to  July 15.  Prepicked Produce: tomatoes, peas, butterbeans, cucumbers, yellow squash. (UPDATED: June 04, 2009, from a visitor)

Caddo Parish

  • Lenox Acres Blueberry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, restrooms
    6501 Vardaman Road, Keithville, LA 71047. Phone: 318-925-8461. Alternate Phone: 318-286-9076. Email: lenoxsteve@bellsouth.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 7 a;m to 11:am Evening pick Tuesday and Thursday only 5 pm to 8 pm Closed Sunday and Monday. Directions: Go south on Mansfield Road (Hwy 171) from the intersection with Bert Kouns Industrial Loop approximately 8.5 miles to a stoplight in Stonewall, La. Turn right on Stonewall Road and go west approximately 2.5 miles to intersection with Keithville-Keatchie Road Turn left and go south half mile to Vardaman Road. Turn right on Vardaman Road and go west 1.1 miles to entrance on left hand side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries and Blackberries: June 1 to July 10. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 08, 2009)  (UPDATED: November 22, 2011)
  • Poverty Hollow Farms - blueberries,
    9145 Crawford Road, Oil City, LA 71061. Phone: 318-995-7117. Email: mfhead@bellsouth.net. Open: Monday through Sunday, 7 am until dark. Directions: Highway 1 north past Caddo Lake. At first flashing light, after crossing Caddo Lake, turn right onto LA highway 538. Continue north on 538 through Oil City. Turn right onto the Crawford Road, continue east on the Crawford Road 1/2 mile. Sign on right, Poverty Hollow Farms, with "BLUEBERRIES" sign on top. Turn right onto grey gravel drive, turn behind green house, pick up buckets, proceed south 100 yards to the field. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries, 6 June through 30 July,. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 11, 2010) (ADDED: July 24, 2009)

Caldwell Parish

De Soto Parish

  • Alexander Blueberry Farms - blueberries,
    457 Fuller Lane, Frierson, LA 71027. Phone: 318-609-3960. Alternate Phone: 318-933-5358. Email: alexanderfarms3@gmail.com. Open: Sundays only, from 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: From Shreveport: Take I-49 South off Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and go 13.1 miles. Take exit number 186(Kingston/Frierson) and turn right onto LA-175 South and go 2.7 miles. Turn right onto LA-5 and go 2.1 miles. Turn right onto Fuller Lane and go .6 miles to farm entrance on left. Click here for a map and directions. Typically June 1 to July 15. Payment: Cash, Check. We provide everything you need to take your berries home. (ADDED: April 21, 2010) (UPDATED: May 04, 2010)
  • Hillcrest Blueberry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, peaches, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    634 Ferguson Road, Gloster, LA 71030. Phone: 318-617-7497. Email: dayealexander@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 5. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From I-49: Exit #186 then south on LA 175 for 2.3 miles, then go right on LA 5 for 6.3 miles, then go left on Ferguson Road for 1 mile. From highway 171: East on LA 5 at Kickapoo for 2.2 miles then go right on Ferguson Road for 1 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Early June to Mid July. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: February 25, 2014) (UPDATED: February 24, 2014) (UPDATED: April 23, 2010) (ADDED: May 26, 2008)
  • Shuqalak Farms - blueberries and blackberries
    Gravel Pointe Road, Frierson, LA, Phone: 318-797-8273. Email: williamburris@bellsouth.net. Open: 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm from June to July 15th. Directions: I-49 South Exit 186,Left Hwy175 North 2 miles Turn Right on Gravel Point Road. Turn right at Shuqualak Farms.  (ADDED: June 20, 2008)  (UPDATED: May 27, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2010: "I found this farm through your web site. It is 40 minutes from my home and my grandkids,( 4, 5, and 6 yrs old), had a ball picking their own berries. We made it a family outing. The folks at the farm were wonderful with the kids and VERY reasonably priced. I now have blueberries growing in my yard. Thanks"
    A visitor writes:
    "This is a family owned farm. We pick blueberries and blackberries here every year. You have the option to pick or they pick for a few dollars more a gallon. They clean and bag the berries for you. It is a wonder experience for the kids."

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • The Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    24393 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, LA 70739. Phone: 225-262-6239. Email: TheBlueberryFarmUPick@yahoo.com. Open: The Blueberry Farm is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7 am to 12 noon; The season typically opens the beginning of June and closes mid - July; Please call to verify start and end dates. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: March 20, 2009)
  • Old Dairy Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, beans, blackberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peas, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs
    Zachary, Louisiana, Zachary, LA 70791. Phone: 225-802-3063. Open: Please call for appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 15, 2010)

East Feliciana Parish

  • Berry Sweet Orchards, LLC  - certified organic blueberries
    5110 Brown Road, Ethel, LA 70730. Phone: (225) 683-8584. Email: mail@berrysweetorchards.com. Directions: Click the following links for printable driving directions or a  map. Berry Sweet Orchards is Louisiana's first state-certified organic "you-pick" blueberry orchard, family owned and operated since 1990 by Cliff and Susan Muller. The orchard's 1500 organically grown and cultivated blueberry bushes are over thirty years old, and located on two acres in the beautiful countryside of Ethel, Louisiana. Along with several mouthwatering blueberry varieties to choose from, Berry Sweet Orchards also offers an array of other seasonal certified organic produce. Certified organic blueberry varieties at Berry Sweet Orchards include: Austin, Brightwell, Climax, Delite, Premier, Tifblue, and Woodard. For picking ease in the orchard, customers are supplied with produce bags and picking buckets. Indoor restroom facilities are also available. Orchard updates and picking information can be found on the our website and our new Facebook page. Please sign up for our seasonal e-mail newsletter! (UPDATED: June 07, 2011)
    A visitor writes in 2009: "From their updated phone message, Cliff and Susan Muller's orchard will be in full swing this summer! In addition to their incredible you-pick and pre-pick blueberries, they offer (pre-picked) thornless blackberries, heirloom tomatoes, squash, and other organic goodies to choose from (all of these were available last year, too).  A fantastic place for family and friends, and the best organic blueberries I've ever had."
  • Blueberry Ridge Orchard - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    2199 Holly Ridge Road, Jackson, LA 70748. Phone: (225)629-5311. Alternate Phone: (225)603-2935. Fax: (225)629-5311. Email: blueberryridge@wildblue.net. Open:June 1st through mid July; Open Monday - Saturday sunrise to sunset; Closed on Sunday; Please call, we might open in late May if berries ripen early. Directions: I-110 north to highway 61 towards Street Francisville, go 11-12 miles, turn right on highway 68, go about 18 miles and you will see our sign, turn left on highway 952, go 2.3 mile, turn left on Holly Ridge Road. The farm will be the third drive on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Berries are $1.00/lb u-pick, and yes you may eat berries right off the bush. We do not use any chemicals on our blueberry bushes. We also take orders for picked berries. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 02, 2011)
  • EquiTerra Farm - Blueberries, beans, blackberries, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, peas, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, muscadines, other vegetables, CERTIFIED ORGANIC!
    12798 Muse Lane, Clinton, LA 70722. Phone: 225-683-8406. Directions: Plank Road north out of Baton Rouge to Clinton. Right in Clinton on Hwy 10. Go 5 miles to Slaten's General Store; take right just past Slaten's. Go one half mile to first gravel road on left. Take left and this road dead ends at our gate. Our gravel driveway winds through the woods to our farm. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open June, July. Our hours are: Saturday and Sunday 8 am to dark EquiTerra Farm is a certified organic horse powered farm. We have a goal here on the farm to provide the highest quality food possible to our customers. We believe that a healthy body starts with healthy food. We are currently going through the new LA organic application process; but, we have been organic since we began farming. We provide organic blueberries, figs, blackberries, muscadines, and vegetables. We also have wonderful big brown free-range eggs and free-range broilers. This year we are operating a CSA for the spring/summer season. Grass fed lambs are also available. If you would like to visit the farm, just give us a call. Upick is available May-July. Shady picnic areas and clean restroom available.

Iberia Parish

  • Daniel and Anna's Orchard - blackberries, blueberries, figs, lemons, oranges, other citrus, pears, peaches, pecans , persimmons, strawberries, school tours
    5116 Freetown Road, New Iberia, LA 70560. Phone: 337-365-1690. Alternate Phone: 337-380-3795. Fax: 337-332-6719. Email: sbeclaf@aol.com. Open: Monday to Sunday 8am to 5pm except Thursday 1pm to 5pm. Directions: From Lafayette, Louisiana go south on Highway 90 to Highway 88. Exit on Highway 88, turn left to Frontage Road, turn right on Frontage Road to Freetown Road about 1 mile. Turn left on Freetown Road, go 1 mile to sharp curve to right, third house on left. Look for signs. Google or Yahoo will give correct directions, Mapquest will be wrong. Click here for a map and directions. Satsumas November 1 to January 15; Persimmons September 1 to November 10; Blueberries April 15 to June 10; Blackberries April 20 to June 10; Figs June 15 to July 20; Asian Pears July 20 to August 20; Peaches April 20 to June 20; Pecans October 1 to November 20; Strawberries April 15 to June 1. Payment: Cash, only. bags and boxes are provided. (ADDED: November 05, 2011)
  • Eddie Romero's Orchard - apples, blackberries, figs, grapes, grapefruit, herbs/spices, lemons, muscadine grapes, nectarines, oranges, other citrus, pears, peaches, pecans , persimmons, tangerines, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties, farm animals, school tours
    5119 Freetown Road, New Iberia, LA 70560. Phone: 337-364-3370. Alternate Phone: 337-380-0419. Email: eddiepaulromero@bellsouth.net. Open: Monday - Friday Dusk to Dawn Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm. Directions: Orchard is in Iberia Parish at 5119 North Freetown Road Call 337-380-0419 for directions. Click here for a map and directions. We specialize in juicy Peaches from mid April until August; Large sweet thornless Blackberries from May until mid July; Figs many varieties mid June until August; Sweet seedless Grapes, wine grapes, jelly and table grapes in June; 15 varieties of large Muscadines for fresh eating, jelly, juice, or wine; Persimmons astringent and non-astringent August until November; Asian Pears also canning and eating Pears from mid July to late August; Pecans in September; Paw paws in July; Jujube in late July; Large juicy Apples from June until mid July; Citrus to include Lemons, Satsumas, Navel, Blood Oranges, Tangerines, Manderines, Kumquats, Large Pummelo Grapefruit, White and Pink Grapefruit, Real red and Ruby red Grapefruit from late October until February; Plus many other fruits such as Pineapple Gua Saturday, Yellow Gua Saturday, And Gummie Berries. Payment: Cash, Check, SFMNP Vouchers. Church tours and School tours welcome. Call in advance. (UPDATED: July 03, 2012)

Lincoln Parish

  • Pop's Blueberry Patch - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    7223 Highway 822, Dubach, LA 71235. Phone: 318-777-3762. Alternate Phone: 318-254-5756. Open: Monday to Friday from 7 am to 5 pm; Saturday from 7 am to noon; closed Sunday. Directions: Eight miles north of Ruston, LA on Highway 167, turn west on LA Highway 822. The farm is 1/4 mile on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Due to the weather the blueberries will be late this year. Please phone the farm for availability before arriving. (UPDATED: May 24, 2013) (ADDED: June 21, 2009)
  • Whitman Blueberry farm - blueberries, already-picked blueberries,
    568 Highway 146, Ruston , LA 71270. Phone: 318-254-1030. Email: whitmanblueberryfarmrustonla@yahoo.com. Open: Sunday to Saturday from 7 am to 5pm during blueberry season. Directions: From downtown Ruston drive south on 167. Turn east on Highway 146. Drive about 3 miles the farm will be on the left side. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry Season in normally May through July in North Louisiana. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 14, 2009)  (UPDATED: June 28, 2011)

Livingston Parish

  • Blahut Strawberry Farm - strawberries, and prepicked produce
    24980 Fayard Road, Springfield, LA 70462. Phone: 225-294-5073. Fax: 225-294-5074. Email us at: blahutfarm@charter.net. Directions: Blahut Farm is located off I-12.....exit 32 (Albany-Springfield) three miles south of interstate. Directions are posted on website. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May. Open: Strawberry Field Trips are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Strawberries are placed in gallon, souvenir bucket while picking and will be taken home. Tickfaw State Park is only 5 minutes from Blahut Farm and is perfect for picnicking. Strawberry Field Trips begin Monday, April 10th - Wednesday, May 8th, 2006. P lease call or email to schedule. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Comments from a visitor on March 21, 2010: "Just wanted to post that we have taken my grandchildren (and friends) to this farm several times and were always VERY hospitably received. Both children and adults enjoyed a wonderful experience each time we went. Not mentioned is the fact they sometimes have a baby lamb on premises and the children love to pet and feed him. Thanks for your site!! "
    Comments from a visitor on April 26, 2009: "we found a pick-your-own farm thanks to your website. the idea was to build memories with our children (under 10) and enjoy some fresh fruit on a picnic in the same day. in fact, the state park just down the road was perfect and we invited our neihbors along for the ride. everything was perfect...except for being yelled at and lectured while on the picking excursion. really. the greeters (hired for the day) were great. friendly, informative and helpful. they did leave out one key detail-- that the owner didn't want folks to step over the rows of berries. our neighbor did so twice in an effort to photograph her kids. she didn't step on any bushes, not bother any other families. however, the owner's daughter (old enough to know better) ran over to rip her a new one. not nice. not neccessary. in the time spent yelling and threatening to make us leave, she could have simply explained the rule or just asked us to stay in a single row. no big deal. i guess the pressure of the day may have contributed to the "emotion" of the scolding. perhaps she had just given the same speech for the umpteeenthtime that day. it just seemed very odd and unexpected -- certainly not the genteel easy-going "country" hospitality we had imagined finding there. oh well, guess that explains the need to hire greeters. perhaps it owuld be wise to have the farmers leave for the dasy that tourists come in to pick. may be easier on everyone. we loved the learning our kids got and the fresh food-- could have done without the "big city" gripe out session."
    Response from the farm on April 27, 2009: "in response to "Comments from a visitor on April 26, 2009"  i would like to reply.  yes, we do have rules.  maybe they were not told or did not totally understand the rules.  that is the reason that when i first spotted the gentleman neighbor jump the row (yes, no jumping over rows is rule #1.....for safety reasons and to protect the plants and irrigation under the plastic), he was told not to jump the row.  several minutes later the lady neighbor jumped the row and was told not to jump the row.  then, she does it again.  that is when they were told that if it occured again they would need to leave the field.  by the way, the kids did great! on a lighter note, both the family day on april 17th and april 25th were a huge success.  we had a great turn out and, overall, the people were wonderful. 
    If anyone has comments, positive or negative, please write!
  • Landry-Poche Strawberry Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    29955 Richardson Drive, Holden, LA 70744. Phone: 985-320-6417. Email: strawberrylady@charter.net. Open: We will ONLY BE OPEN FOR U-PICK on April 20 -21, 2013 The price is 10.00 per gallon bucket ( you keep the bucket) or 2.00 per pound; See our website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Field trips and pre-picked strawberries. Fund raisers for your non-profit organization. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 19, 2010) (UPDATED: April 01, 2013)
  • Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin and Strawberry Patch - strawberries, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    31458 La 43 Hwy, Albany, LA 70711. Phone: 225-567-3493. Email: thelmah@charter.net. Directions: 3 miles North of Albany on the corner of highway 43 and highway 1064. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March, April, May. Open: Call for current days and hours; School Tour Times: From 9am to 1pm; Call about field trips and school tours. Strawberries are usually available from March 15 to May 15. Payment: Cash, only. Pick Your Own Strawberries From the Strawberry Patch - Children actually walk through the Strawberry Patch and pick their own strawberries to take home with them. Alternate phones: (225) 567-9113 or cell phones: (985) 974-0260. Alternate phone: (985)-320-0698. We also have Tractor Races. (UPDATED: January 08, 2009)

Ouachita Parish

  • Butler Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, figs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    735 Ole Highway 15, West Monroe, LA 71291. Phone: 318-396-2593. Email: karenrdbutler@hotmail.com. Open: We are open Monday to Sunday from 6:30 am to 8 pm; This year the blueberries are early and are available May and June and the figs should be ready end of June; Blueberries are $10 a gallon if you pick and $16 a gallon if we pick; Figs are $8 a gallon if you pick and $10 a gallon if we do. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 30, 2012)(ADDED: June 20, 2009)

Sabine Parish

St. Landry Parish

  • Beaucoupe (Bou Ku) Fig Farm - Uses natural growing practices, figs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    129a Richard Road, Opelousas, LA 70570. Phone: 504-430-9778. Fax: 337-942-5154. Email: inopelousas@peoplepc.com. Open: Monday through Sunday 8 am till dusk; July through September (LSU and Celest June and August) Giant Amber August and September; Call ahead for appointment and crop conditions. Directions: From highway 190 in Opelousas, take highway 357 south 2.5 miles. Turn left on Richard Road Take left at third driveway to the fig farm. Click here for a map and directions. Abundant crop this year (2013). We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 26, 2013)
    A visitor writes on July 20, 2014: "Recently visited Beaucoupe Fig Farm and had a wonderful time. There must be around 300 fig trees/bushes, and they are all trimmed to a low level so that picking is so easy. The owner, Allen, even helped us pick some. And he also said that we could eat as many as we wanted. We had a great time and got a lot of much need figs."
  • Blueberry Hill - blueberries,
    557 Don Guilbeau Road, Arnaudville, LA 70512. Phone: 337-662-5100. Fax: 337-896-3070. Email: daphney@daleytower.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: Saturday and Sunday 7am to 12pm. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 10, 2008)
  • Fitzfarm U-pick Blueberries - blueberries,
    1208 Hwy 357, Opelousas, LA 70570. Phone: 225-413-3442. Email: sandfitz@msn.com. Directions: From I-10 at Lafayette take I-49 N to Harry Guilbeau Road Exit and go left to the end. Turn left on highway 182. Go 2.3 miles turn right onto highway 358. Drive 3.5 miles to stop sign and turn right for 2/10 of a mile. You will see blueberry signs on right. Located next door to the Lewisburg-Bellevue Water System's Office. Open: Everyday from dawn to dusk. usually last week in May to mid July. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 08, 2008)

St. Tammany Parish

  • Keaton's Blueberries - Blueberries,
    Keaton Road, Bush, LA 70431. Phone: 985-886-5875. Open: June & July ( Blueberry Season). Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 17, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 17, 2011: "Loved it! Very nice lady that runs it. It's a blueberry orchard. Pick your own or they will pick them for you. Nice place in the country to bring the kids to pick too. "
  • Ridemore Ranch and Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, peppers,  tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area
    22154 John T Prats Rd, Covington , LA 70435. Phone: 985-875-1965. Alternate Phone: 985-630-4325. Email: Ridemore_ranch@bellsouth.net. Open: during berry season; Mid May to early July. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Covington LA, take State highway 21 East for about 4.5 miles from stoplight at Covington fire station. Turn right onto State highway 59 toward Abita Springs and go about 1/2 miles (Look for our U-Pick sign on the left). Turn left just before the fire station (gravel road). Ridemore Ranch is about one quarter mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Thanks for updating my listing last month. I noticed that some of the links go to my old website so I am updating. Also we have stopped giving riding lessons so I did not include horse riding in my update. Thanks. We are a small farm located on the North Shore, providing an enjoyable place to get away to and enjoy the fun of picking your own fresh berries and veggies. Bring the kids and enjoy the season.((UPDATED: May 31, 2013) (UPDATED: May 31, 2013)
    Comments from a visitor on September 13, 2011: "It has always been a very pleasant trip to the ridemore berry farm in Covington. The black berries and blue berries are out of this world. Always so big and delicious. The owners have always been so kind and helpful. They also have some of the best veggies. The farm is so beautiful and peaceful. It is so nice to be able to take your own pinic lunch and sit under the shady trees and have the owners sit and have a pleasant conversation with you. The owners also; show you around and offer cold pop cycles to every one. They are the kindest people I know. They have horses and chicken. It is so much fun and the children of all ages have a blast. I can speak from experience with my grand children, they never want to leave."
    Comments from a visitor on June 23, 2011: "We went to Ridemore Farm on Tuesday, June 21st. We had a very nice time and picked lots of sweet berries. We also got some wonderful tomatoes, garlic, pickles and honey! It's a small farm, but the owners were friendly and eager to offer information on which berries to choose and even how to control pests on tomato plants without pesticides. There were 8 of us and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We will definitely go back."
    Comments from a visitor on June 20, 2011: "My experience at Ridemore Berry farm on John Prats road in covington LA was absolutly terribal. I have been berry picking many times since i was a young child so i know what good blueberries look like. First and foremost the business is very unprofessional. The Product was terribal. the berries were dried and small. I went picking at this farm twice so i know it wasnt just because "it was the end of the seasson". When i went there i was told the dogs they own were very territoral. while i was picking the dogs were "accidently left out", and started charging at me and my mother. what if thoes dogs would have attacked? That is putting your paying customers at risk! And when the dogs were chargeing at me i tried to alarm the man who owns this farm that his "territoral" dogs were coming at me. He was not concered and gave me and my mother a gester with his hands that he didnt care and that our concerns were ridiculous. Also while i was picking there were cats all around my feet, and one bit my ankel. Thank goddness i am not allergic to cats or no skin was broken. This farm is law a lawsuit waiting to happen. I was prepared to spend money that day at the farm, but after that it was impossibal to enjoy my time and i was worried the whole time about the dogs. The owners wife was very friendly but the man who owns this place is very rude, and apparently not worried about his customers. There are many farms in covington LA and in Bush LA. i suggest you take your family to Ms. Ketons blueberry farm in bush or Blueharvest berry farm, for they are proffessional and treat their customers properly. "
  • Sunhillow Berry Farm - blueberries, Mayhaw, Muscadines
    33510 Magee-Mahner Road, Pearl River, LA 70452. Phone: 985-867-9737. Alternate phone: 985-630-1916. Email: billmagee@bellsouth.net. Directions: From the intersection of Hwy. 435 and Hwy. 41, go east on Hwy. 41 1/4 mile take a left on Jim Parker Road; then take every fork to the right until you reach the gate of the farm. Open: Daylight til Dark 7 days a week Click here for a map. Seasons: Mayhaw: Mid April to Early May; Blueberries: mid May until July 15; Muscadines Mid August to Mid September Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 13, 2012, by a visitor)

Tangipahoa Parish

  • Berry Hill Farm - blueberries, restrooms, picnic area
    21136 Highway 40, Loranger, LA 70446. Phone: 985-8778-6037. Alternate Phone: 985-878-9040. Email: sandy@k2e.com. Open: CLOSED FOR THE 2012 SEASON. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 25, 2012). (ADDED: May 15, 2008) 
  • Liuzza Produce Farm, Inc - cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    56457 Holden Circle, Amite, LA 70422. Phone: 985-981-5788. Fax: 985-247-2219. Email: liuzza_produce@hotmail.com. Open: to Public Saturday and Sunday; Tour times are 8am and 10am; Please call ahead of time for availability; Private tours available upon request. Directions: Exit I-55N at Independence (Exit 40). Ver right off the ramp. Turn Left on Pine Street. Travel approximately 2 miles and turn Left down the second Holden Circle (pass up the first). Parking is at the cabin down Holden Circle on the Right. About 5 miles from Interstate 55. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Families pay $20 for a 20 LB box to pick your own vegetables. This includes a horse drawn wagon ride through the fields. Activities for children include, petting zoo, pony rides, play area, face painting and seed planting and cost $7 per child. (UPDATED: May 30, 2012) (ADDED: March 01, 2010) (UPDATED: June 13, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2012: "We went to visit this farm today and we had a wonderful time! This was the first time this farm has been open for the public to pick veggies. It was very nicely equipped with a large covered picnic area and restrooms. We were taken around the farm to pick our veggies. We picked squash, cherry tomatoes, green pepper, cucumbers, and creole tomatoes. At the end of our picking they had a really nice petting zoo. We were able to meet chickens, peacocks,calves, goats, sheep, donkeys,and rabbits. The kids had a great time!! It's a great place to bring the kids and pick a few veggies. The Liuzza family was truly wonderful. We can't wait to go back! Thank you for a great afternoon."
  • Loblolly Ridge Farm - blueberries, restrooms
    18010 Highway 1061, Amite, LA 70422. Phone: 985-748-6843. Alternate Phone: 985-517-9111. Email: major.patterson82@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE: July 06, 2013: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2014), when their hours should be: May 12 thru June 30, Tuesday - Sunday, 7am-7pm. Directions: From I-55 take the Amite exit, proceed east on Highway 16 through the town of Amite to Highway 1054 turn left continue 5 1/2 miles until highway 1054 turns left and highway 1061 continues on straight. Proceed on highway 1061 1/4 mile, farm will be on the right. Turn right on Andrew Bankston Road to parking. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries  are typically available from May 28 to July 7. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 23, 2010) (UPDATED: July 06, 2013)

Vermillion Parish

  • Four Oaks Farm - mayhaw fruit (mayhaws)
    15439 Dalton Road, Kaplan, LA 70548. Phone: 337-319-6538. Email us at: goldiehebert@yahoo.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May. Open: Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm Payment: Cash, only.

Vernon Parish

  • Anderson Farms - Uses natural growing practices, figs, melons, pecans , pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    400 Slagle Road, Leesville, LA 71446. Phone: 337-208-7107. Fax: 337-239-0066. Email: Michellemac1974@aol.com. Directions: We are located 1.5 miles east from the intersection of Hwy 171 and Hwy 468. Also may see mapquest. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, October, November. Open: Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 2pm to 6pm. Open for pumpkin picking and tractor-driven hayrides from the last weekend of September through the last weekend of October. Watermelons from July through August. Spring vegetables start in May and end in August. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.

Washington Parish

  • 3D Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    41031 Highway 1056, Franklinton, LA 70438. Phone: 985-839-2987. Alternate Phone: 985-516-6016. Email: info@3dblueberries.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 7 am to 5 pm Memorial Day threw 4th July. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Washington Parish Watermelons available in late June. (ADDED: October 30, 2013)
  • Choctaw Road Blueberries - blueberries,
    25046 Thomas Nelson Rd, Franklinton, LA 70438. Phone: 985-848-2884. Email: halandsue@yahoo.com. Open: Closed for 2013, no blueberries available in 2013; we will reopen in 2014. Directions: from Franklinton, Louisiana take hwy 10 east about 7 miles turn left on Choctaw road go 2 miles turn left onto Melvin Thomas road go to next road to right, Thomas Nelson road, you are there. Click here for Mapquest map to our farm. (Note: use the "zoom" function on the map to zoom out to your area).  Normaly open Memorial Day weekend thru June. Payment: Cash, only. Please note, Closed this year, 2013. Will reopen 2014. (UPDATED: June 22, 2013)
    Comments from a visitor on May 30, 2012: "Amazing experience. Bright sweetest blue berries ever. So well kept. The lady that runs it is adorable!! Totally recommend!! "
    Comments from a visitor on May 30, 2011: "Amazing farm. Absolutely beautiful and well kept. The trees are all organic. Best largest blue berries I have had, EVER! She lady that runs it is so sweet! She have both if our children ice cream and we sat in the shade talking eating ice cream and having a nice cold glass of water. Absolutely delightful
  • Country Fair Farm - blueberries, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area
    23671 Hwy 25, Franklinton, LA 70438. Phone: 985-839-8923. Fax: 985-839-9305. Email us at: bickhaminc@itsfast.net. Open: May 27th to July 10th; Daylight to dark; call after July 10th. Directions: Easy to find. One mile north of Franklinton on Hwy 25. Look for Country Fair Farm sign. And for a map to our farm, click here.  Payment: Cash, Check. Clean and mowed rows. Easy picking. Plenty of blueberries. 15 acres. (UPDATED: May 27, 2011)
  • L & E Blueberries LLC - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    27159 James Creel Road, Franklinton, LA 70438. Phone: 504-858-3086. Open: May 25 to July 15, 7 day a week, 7am to dark. Directions: Off Highway 436. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We have a 10 acre manicured field which is kept free of weeds, No chemicals are used in our field. Already picked available upon request. (UPDATED: June 15, 2014) (ADDED: June 12, 2013)
  • Mollyanna Blues - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, already-picked blueberries
    20601 Creel Road #2, Franklinton, LA 70438. Phone: 985-869-0578. Email: mollyannablues@yahoo.com. Open: every day subject to availability; Please call ahead of time. Directions: Please call for specific instructions. Blueberries June 5 through early July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. They also provide pre-picked blueberries at $15 per gallon bucket. Group discounts available. Payment: Cash, Check. At current we are operating with a limited schedule. (ADDED: April 19, 2009)  (UPDATED: March 08, 2010) 
  • Sweetpea Farms LLC - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    44033 Chardan Road, Franklinton, LA 70438. Phone: 985-795-9832. Open: May 25 to July 15, Monday to Saturday 7am to dark, Sunday 10am to dark,. Directions: Off highway 430. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We are a small 6 acre farm, just the right size to keep the fields clean of debris and weeds. We prune our bushes so that they are easy to pick and provide the ultimate in health for the plants, the berries, and the people who enjoy them. Sweetpea Farms makes its own jellies, which are also available.Come enjoy our country atmosphere. No chemicals are used in our fields,berries can be eaten right off the bush. (UPDATED: June 15, 2014) (UPDATED: June 16, 2013) (UPDATED: April 26, 2012)  (ADDED: March 25, 2011)

Webster Parish


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Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Allen Parish

  • Saia Wholesale / Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is sustainably grown, Fresh local eggs, beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, melons, other citrus, peas, peppers, persimmons, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    3594 Highway 1153, Oakdale, LA 71463. Phone: 334-707-4492. Email: steve@saiawholesale.com. Open: year round Sunday to Friday from dawn until dusk Closed every Saturday. Directions: From Alexandria take Highway 165 South toward Oakdale. After you cross the Allen Parish line turn right on Highway 1153. Go 3.3 miles. We are on your left. From Oakdale take Highway 165 North, Turn left on Highway 1153 (North Blacktop). Go 2.7 miles watch for us on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Cabbage, Cauliflower, Squash(Acorn, Butternut and Spaghetti) Okra Clemson Spineless, Cantaloupes, and Louisiana Bamboo. (ADDED: January 20, 2014)

Bienville Parish

  • Ringgold Homemakers Farmers Market - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    Broad Street, Ringgold, LA 71068. Phone: 318 - 894-8300. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 14, 2012)

Caddo Parish

  • Shreveport Farmers' Market - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Some vendors also offer CSA and PYO programs in Louisiana and Texas, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, tastings"
    Festival Plaza 101 Crockett Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. Phone: 318-455-5788. Email: farmersmarket@redriverrevel.com. Open: Saturdays 0700 to 1200, June through late August/early September and again in October; Tuesdays 1500 to 1800 June through July.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers . There's an ATM on site so debit/credit cards will be options, otherwise, cash is good. Several but not ALL of the vendors accept WIC or senior food vouchers. Several vendors are organic, home-grown, or small-farm/family operations. Products range from raw produce to finished products, canned, dried, add-water-soup-kits, cheeses, breads, cakes, leather, cloth or other craft-wares, soaps, gifts, etc. There are always several vendors offering food, snacks, drinks to consume on-site under a couple different covered areas with tables/benches. Live music is usually going for the duration. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 03, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on September 03, 2012: "I really enjoyed every Saturday I went. Vendors occupy no less than 2 and as many as 4 covered pavillions depending on the Saturday. I never made it to the Tuesday evening markets so I can't comment on those. I look forward to the fall markets. I hope to be able to tour at least one of the farms someday--I think a couple of them offer tours, CSA, and/or PYO.. Not sure if we have any Arkansas or Oklahoma farmers. If I manage to try one in particular I'll let you know.,

Calcasieu Parish

  • Merryville Fresh Produce Market - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is certified organically grown, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, corn (sweet), cucumbers, peas, pecans , peppers, plums, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand
    Corner Of highway 190 And highway 389, Merryville, LA 70653. Phone: 337-515-6605. Fax: 3374940410. Email: mandbbunch@yahoo.com. Open: Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Local produce- Grown by the owners of the market - Okra, several types of peppers, potatoes, purple hull peas, snow peas, snap beans, squash, plums, tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh eggs. We have local homemade jellies, chow-chow, honey, and hot sauce. Our non-local produce is from a fresh produce market that is about 2 hours from our town. We have a variety of fresh/frozen vegetables. They come in 10 pound bags and 1 pound bags (the 1 lb bags are $2.99). We are open every Saturday from 9am-12pm. We have frozen fruit bars that are all-natural. (ADDED: July 10, 2010)  (UPDATED: July 12, 2010)

Caldwell Parish

De Soto Parish

  • Hillcrest Blueberry Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, blackberries, blueberries, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    634 Ferguson Road, Gloster, LA 71030. Phone: 318-617-7497. Email: dayealexander@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 7 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 5. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Early June to Mid July. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We will offer blueberries, blackberries, pre picked or pick your own. Peaches and plums are offered pre picked only. We also offer frozen blueberries and blackberries. We have new this year a frozen yogurt machine that you can top with fresh fruit and fresh home made granola. (UPDATED: February 25, 2014) (UPDATED: February 24, 2014) (UPDATED: April 23, 2010)

Franklin Parish

  • Johnson and Johnson Roadside Market - Roadside stand, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, beans, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, melons, oranges, peas, peppers, plums, summer squash, tomatoes,
    1464 Highway 15, Winnsboro, LA 71295. Phone: 318-348-5334. Email: mshooker04@yahoo.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 8am to 6pm Sunday 2pm to 6. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Okra, mustard greens, jellies. (ADDED: July 02, 2014)

Iberia Parish

  • Daniel and Anna's Orchard - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Preserves, jams, jellies, school tours
    5116 Freetown Road, New Iberia, LA 70560. Phone: 337-365-1690. Alternate Phone: 337-380-3795. Fax: 3373326719. Email: sbeclaf@aol.com. Open: Monday to Sunday 8am to 5pm except Thursday 1pm to 5pm. Directions: From Lafayette, Louisiana go south on Highway 90 to Highway 88. Exit on Highway 88, turn left to Frontage Road, turn right on Frontage Road to Freetown Road about 1 mile. Turn left on Freetown Road, go 1 mile to sharp curve to right, third house on left. Look for signs. Google or Yahoo will give correct directions, Mapquest will be wrong. Click here for a map and directions. Satsumas November 1 to January 15 Persimmons September 1 to November 10 Blueberries April 15 to June 10 Blackberries April 20 to June 10 Figs June 15 to July 20 Aiaian Pears July 20 to August 20 Peaches April 20 to June 20 Pecans October 1 to November 20 Strawberries April 15 to June 1. Payment: Cash, only. bags and boxes are provided. (ADDED: November 05, 2011)

Livingston Parish

  • Salad Addicts - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Crafts, artistic products, etc, carrots, melons, onions, other vegetables,
    10792 Mead, Denham Springs, LA 70726. Phone: 225-369-2563. Email: saladaddicts@gmail.com. Open: Online orders are taken 24 hours a day at www;theolivebranchschool;net We deliver in a 25 mile radius of zip code: 70726 and we also ship; Market is opened June 1 through September 1 (produce), year round for non - edible items. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. In partnership with the Olive Branch School, Organically Grown offers fresh produce at a reasonable price in order to encourage healthy eating throughout the community. You can either purchase produce or you can purchase the plants and "grow it yourself". Our produce is grown in organic soil and no chemical pesticides are used, ever. We grow the following items: basil, thyme, orange mint, chocolate mint, tomatoes, cayenne pepper, lettuce, mesclun (a salad variety), carrots, radishes, grapes, blueberries, loquats and more. We also sell paintings, Louisiana food baskets, and gift baskets, natural hair and skin products! Like us on Facebook!. (ADDED: April 13, 2013)

Rapides Parish

  • Inglewood Harvest Barn Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, restrooms, events at your location (call for info)
    6322 Old Baton Rouge Highway, Alexandria, LA 71302. Phone: 318/442-6398. Email: lweeks@inglewoodfarm.com. Open: Tuesdays, from 3pm to 6pm; Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm. Directions: Take Highway 71 South from Alexandria. Take first left into Inglewood Plantation: From I-49, exit 80 to Highway 71 South and then first left into Inglewood Plantation. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 03, 2014)

St. Tammany Parish

  • Hunnington farms - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), pumpkins,
    79093 Doug Jarrell Rd, Covington , LA 70435. Phone: 985-892-0357. Alternate Phone: 985-630-9788. Email: Lesliejrl@aol.com. Open: Call for availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. ONLY pumpkins for sale! (ADDED: September 30, 2012)
  • Ridemore Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, green beans, onions, peppers, summer squash, Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area
    22154 John T Prats Rd, Covington, 70435. Phone: 985-875-1965. Email: Pratsd@bellsouth.net. Open: Mid-May, June, July; Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8:00 AM till 6:00 PM (or until ripe berries are picked out); Call to make sure the berries and veggies are ripe and ready for picking. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Covington LA, take State highway 21 East for about 4.5 miles from stoplight at Covington fire station. Turn right onto State highway 59 toward Abita Springs and go about 1/2 miles (Look for our U-Pick sign on the left). Turn left just before the fire station (gravel road). Ridemore Ranch is about one quarter mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries and blackberries are available for picking from mid May to July; We are open until the ripe berries are gone; Call to see if we have ripe fruit on other days; At the same time, we have sweet corn, onions and other veggies fro you to pick; We are also planning a pumpkin patch for the fall, so call in October to see what is available. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. We are a small farm located on the North Shore, providing an enjoyable place to get away to and enjoy the fun of picking your own fresh berries and veggies. Bring the kids and enjoy the season. (UPDATED: May 29, 2011)

Tangipahoa Parish

  • Ernie and Lynda's Homegrown Produce Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes,
    19354 Rolling Pines Drive, Amite, LA 70422. Phone: 985 517 1690. Email: homegrownproducefarm@yahoo.com. Open: Call for hours - Not available yet. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 23, 2011)
  • Liuzza Produce Farm, Inc - Roadside stand, Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    56457 Holden Circle, Amite, LA 70422. Phone: 985-981-5788. Fax: 985-247-2219. Email: liuzza_produce@hotmail.com. Open: to Public Saturday and Sunday; Tour times are 8am and 10am; Please call ahead of time for availability; Private tours available upon request.  Directions: Exit I-55N at Independence (Exit 40). Ver right off the ramp. Turn Left on Pine Street. Travel approximately 2 miles and turn Left down the second Holden Circle (pass up the first). Parking is at the cabin down Holden Circle on the Right. About 5 miles from Interstate 55. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Families pay $20 for a 20 LB box to pick your own vegetables. This includes a horse drawn wagon ride through the fields. Activities for children include, petting zoo, pony rides, play area, face painting and seed planting and cost $7 per child. (UPDATED: May 30, 2012) (UPDATED: June 13, 2012)

Washington Parish


Local Honey Sources:

De Soto Parish

St. Tammany Parish

  • Ridemore Ranch and Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Blackberry honey, Blueberry honey, Honey from hives on the farm
    22154 John T Prats Rd, Covington, LA 70435. Phone: 985-875-1965. Email: Ridemore_ranch@bellsouth.net. Open: Saturdays and Tuesdays 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Directions: From Covington LA, take State highway 21 East for about 4.5 miles from stoplight at Covington fire station. Turn right onto State highway 59 toward Abita Springs and go about 1/2 miles (Look for our U-Pick sign on the left). Turn left just before the fire station (gravel road). Ridemore Ranch is about one quarter mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Honey supply is limited so it will be available until it runs out for the year. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We are a small farm located on the North Shore, providing an enjoyable place to get away to and enjoy the fun of picking your own fresh berries and veggies. Bring the kids and enjoy the season. We have honey produced by been on our property. We provide you with honey made from the blueberry and blackberry blossoms that is extracted in the Spring. The amount of honey is limited, so please call or write to see if we have any available. ((UPDATED: May 13, 2013)

Washington Parish


Horse Rides and More:

St. Tammany Parish

  • Ridemore Ranch and Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Boarding stables, Horses trails (unguided), Beautiful rural setting, Honey from hives on the farm, picnic area
    22154 John T Prats Rd, Covington , LA 70435. Phone: 985-875-1965. Alternate Phone: 985-630-4325. Email: Ridemore_ranch@bellsouth.net. Open:  For pasture boarded horses at our place, we are open all day, every day; the boarder has 24/7 access to their horse. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Activity updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Covington LA, take State highway 21 East for about 4.5 miles from stoplight at Covington fire station. Turn right onto State highway 59 toward Abita Springs and go about 1/2 miles (Look for our U-Pick sign on the left). Turn left just before the fire station (gravel road). Ridemore Ranch is about one quarter mile on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We are a small farm located on the North Shore, providing an enjoyable place to get away to and enjoy the fun of picking your own fresh berries and veggies. Bring the kids and enjoy the season. We provide pasture boarding on our berry farm for a few horses that we care for personally. At present there are five paddocks of one acre each on our berry farm property, along with a barn with wash rack and tack room. There are trails to ride on and a healthy, friendly atmosphere for you and you horse. (UPDATED: May 29, 2011) (UPDATED: May 13, 2013) (UPDATED: May 31, 2013)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Allen Parish

  • Saia Wholesale / Farm - Chicken (free range), 100% mixture of corn, grain, soybeans and/or other natural supplemental feeds, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs,
    3594 Highway 1153, Oakdale, LA 71463. Phone: 334-707-4492. Email: steve@saiawholesale.com. Open: year round Sunday to Friday from dawn until dusk Closed every Saturday. Directions: From Alexandria take Highway 165 South toward Oakdale. After you cross the Allen Parish line turn right on Highway 1153. Go 3.3 miles. We are on your left. From Oakdale take Highway 165 North, Turn left on Highway 1153 (North Blacktop). Go 2.7 miles watch for us on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We are a large scale Square Foot Garden using Louisiana Cypress Raised Beds. (ADDED: January 20, 2014)

Claiborne Parish

  • PaPa Simpson's Farm, LLC. - snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Eggs, Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Hiking trails, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    961 Rich Road, Arcadia, LA 71001. Phone: 318-278-0883. Alternate Phone: 318-263-2383. Fax: 318.263.2383. Email: dairyman4family@yahoo.com. Open: We are open daily by appointment only for tours, field trips, corporate events and birthday parties; Pumpkins are ready from Mid October until Thanksgiving; Corn Maze is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October. Directions: From Interstate 20 take the Arcadia/Dubach exit (#69). Go north on highway 151 for 2 1/2 miles and turn left on to Rich Road. Follow Rich Road for 2 miles until you reach the farm. Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October; Pumpkins are available from mid October until Thanksgiving;. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 23, 2010)

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • Old Dairy Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Chicken (free range), No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, children welcome, Fresh eggs
    Zachary, Louisiana, Zachary, LA 70791. Phone: 225-802-3063. Open: Please call for appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 15, 2010)

Washington Parish


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Claiborne Parish

  • PaPa Simpson's Farm, LLC. - Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Dairy farm, Cattle ranch, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, dairy cows, steers/cattle, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, other animals, Horse riding at the farm, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Smoking allowed in designated areas, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    961 Rich Road, Arcadia, LA 71001. Phone: 318-278-0883. Alternate Phone: 318-263-2383. Fax: 318.263.2383. Email: dairyman4family@yahoo.com. Open: We are open daily by appointment only for tours, field trips, corporate events and birthday parties; Pumpkins are ready from Mid October until Thanksgiving; Corn Maze is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in October. Directions: From Interstate 20 take the Arcadia/Dubach exit (#69). Go north on highway 151 for 2 1/2 miles and turn left on to Rich Road. Follow Rich Road for 2 miles until you reach the farm. Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October; Pumpkins are available from mid October until Thanksgiving;. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 23, 2010)

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • Old Dairy Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Birthday parties, School and educational groups, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, Vegetables, or bush fruit, horses, chickens, other animals, Fresh eggs
    Zachary, Louisiana, Zachary, LA 70791. Phone: 225-802-3063. Open: Please call for appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Private, small 20 acre family farm open by appointment only. Call first to see if we have an over-abundance that needs picking. Seasonal vegetables, fresh flowers, free-range chickens and eggs, and square bales of horse quality hay also available. We will consider very small groups for private children's birthday parties or home-school groups. Sorry, but we are not willing to accommodate large groups. (ADDED: May 15, 2010)

Wholesale Foods

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Picking Tips

[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!]  [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes

All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]

Home Canning Kits

Features:

Ball Enamel Waterbath Canner, Including Chrome-Plated Rack and 4-Piece Utensil Set

* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble freer, tongs and lid lifter.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection.

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also s simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if your want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
Don't forget the Ball Blue Book!

Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc.

Need lids, rings and replacement jars?  Or pectin to make jam, spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes?  Get them all here, and usually at lower prices than your local store!

Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!