Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in New Orleans area of Louisiana?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in New Orleans area of Louisiana, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "pickit" and the one that ends with ".farms"; they do not update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China), so theirs are usually out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly! I put dates to indicate when we last received an update from each farm, and I make updates daily (each farm as their info changes). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add them or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in June 2017, and other timely information:

Notes for June 2017: The warm winter means strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our state crop availability calendars for strawberries; see your state's calendar for more dates of upcoming crops. Blueberries have already started in FL and TX.

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

We also have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong, please write me!

New Orleans area of Louisiana U-Pick Farms and Orchards, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Jefferson Parish

Lafourche Parish

Orleans Parish

Plaquemines Parish

St. Bernard Parish

St. Charles Parish

  • Nature's Magic - Uses natural growing practices, beans, grapefruit, lemons, onions, oranges, other citrus, summer squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, school tours, group reservations
    12563 River Road, Luling, LA 70070. Phone: 985-240-9677. Email: miche@naturesmagicfarm.com. Open: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays year - round, by appointment; Call or email for times. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Okra Satsumas Zucchini Flowers Butterfly tours and educational parties. We raise many species of butterflies and moths all indigenous to Louisiana: Monarchs, Queens, Painted Ladies, Black Swallowtails, Gulf Fritillaries and Giant Swallowtails, to name a few. Available March - September, weather permitting. (UPDATED: May 1, 2015, JBS) (ADDED: November 08, 2014)

St. John the Baptist Parish

St. Tammany Parish

  • Blue Harvest Farms - blueberries
    78495 HWY 21, Bush, LA 70431. Email: contactus@blueharvestfarms.com. Open: See our website for current hours and schedule. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. (UPDATED: June 8, 2015) (ADDED: May 01, 2015, JBS)
  • 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 04, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: May 1, 2015, JBS) (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: Call or see their website. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 1, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 25, 2012) (ADDED: May 15, 2008) 
  • Loblolly U-Pick Blueberries - blueberries, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
    1000 Andrew Bankston Road, Amite, LA 70422. Phone: 985-748-6843. Email: major.patterson82@gmail.com. Open: Thursday through Sunday from 07:00 am to 06:00 pm We are open the month of June; Additional days May be available in May and July based on Mother Natures cooperation; Please contact us by phone before driving up if you have concerns about weather or accommodations; we will be happy to assist you. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. . Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 10, 2016)
  • 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: Wednesday through Sunday beginning June 2rd - July 1st, to Public Saturday and Sunday; Tour times are 10 am, 1pm & 3pm; 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. We also have a pony and buggy ride, tractor swings, hay bale pyramid, face painting and seed planting. Tour Times are 10 am, 1pm & 3pm lasting approximately 2 hours.  A covered Picnic area is available. Please arrive 15 mins prior to tour, Wagon will depart at tour time. (UPDATED: May 1, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: June 13, 2012) (UPDATED: May 30, 2012) (ADDED: March 01, 2010)
    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 U-Pick Blueberries - blueberries, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
    1000 Andrew Bankston Road, Amite, LA 70422. Phone: 985-748-6843. Email: major.patterson82@gmail.com. Open: Thursday through Sunday from 07:00 am to 06:00 pm We are open the month of June; Additional days May be available in May and July based on Mother Natures cooperation; Please contact us before driving up if you have concerns about weather or accommodations; we will be happy to assist you. 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. For a map to our farm, click here. . Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: June 10, 2016) (UPDATED: May 1, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 06, 2013) (ADDED: May 23, 2010)

Terrebonne Parish

Washington Parish

  • 3D Blueberry Fram - 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: starting May 30th 2015 then Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 7am to 5pm, until the blueberry season ends (typically July 4th). Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Washington Parish's Watermelons available (already brought in from the field) in late June. (UPDATED: May 01, 2015)  (ADDED: October 30, 2013)
  • Choctaw Road Blueberries - blueberries,
    25046 Thomas Nelson Rd, Franklinton, LA 70438. Phone: 985-848-0548. Email: wayneandniki@yahoo.com.  Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm, closed on Sunday. 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. (UPDATED: June 02, 2017)  (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: 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 1, 2015, JBS) (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)
  • Sweetpea Farms LLC - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, and fresh farm eggs are available
    44033 Chardan Road, Franklinton, LA 70438. Phone: 985-322-2136. Alternate 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: May 11, 2016) (UPDATED: June 15, 2014) (UPDATED: June 16, 2013) (UPDATED: April 26, 2012)  (ADDED: March 25, 2011)

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


Local Honey Sources:

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:

Orleans Parish

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:

St. Tammany Parish

  • Tomkins Farm - Chicken (free range), Turkey, Pork, Lamb, Mutton, Goat meat, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), sausage, Bacon (pork), Smoked meats, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Fresh eggs
    71429 Seeger Rd, Covington, LA 70433. Phone: 985-801-9113. Email: Revjimtomkins@aol.com. Open: By appointment only. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: July 24, 2015)

Washington Parish


Wholesale Foods

Washington Parish

 

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