May 10, 2021
Strawberries and blueberries…yum!
Load the family up and take a day trip to these berry-pickin’ places! Don’t forget to pack your bug spray, sun screen, face covering, and your hand sanitizer.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin & Strawberry Patch
Best Picking: Now through the May 30, 2021
Open 9 to 4:30 everyday until Mother’s Day, they offer fresh sweet berries, chocolate dip berries, strawberry smoothie, strawberry shortcake and strawberry jam. Visit their website or Facebook page for opening dates and times, as they change over the season due to the ripeness of the berries.
30151 Highway 43, Albany; 225.567.3493; email@example.com
Picayune Blueberry Farm
Best Picking: Usually begins in mid–May and lasts until early July
Opened in 1987, they now have 55 acres with 13 acres of 14 variations of blueberries, and a few sheep and cattle. Visit their website or Facebook page for updates. The farm is open Mondays through Saturdays, 7 am–7 pm, after 3 pm by phone appointment and Sundays, 1-5 pm, by phone appointment.
69 Homer Spiers Road, Picayune, MS; 601.799.7243; firstname.lastname@example.org
3D Blueberry Farm
Opening: Likely May 29, 2021.
This family run “You Pick ’em Farm” provides a family oriented atmosphere. It’s a special place where you can enjoy yourself while collecting some delicious, healthy berries to last you the whole year long. Visit their Facebook page for updates. The farm will be open Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 7 am–4 pm.
41031 Highway 1056, Franklinton; 985.839.2987
Ridemore Blueberry Farm
Opening: Mid-May. Picking by Online Reservation Only in 2021.
A “U-pick” berry farm with a family environment where you can come out and pick ripe berries right off the bush. You can even taste the berries as you pick them to make sure they are the best you have ever had! Also grown are local honey, blackberries, figs, and vegetables of various types. The farm will be open Tuesdays and Saturdays. Visit their website for times. Sign-up to receive their newsletter for alerts on when the berries are ready to pick.
22154 John T. Pratts Road., Covington; 985.875.1965; email@example.com
Loblolly Ridge Farm
Opening: Friday, May 28, 2021, Friday and Saturday only, 7 am–3 pm.
Enjoy two manicured acres of blueberries (1,200 plants) featuring six varieties to assure sweetness throughout the picking season. Also offered is a shaded picnic area for those that may need to take a break from the heat. Visit their website for updates on when the farm will be open to visitors.
1000 Andrew Bankston Road, Amite; 985.748.6843; firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Harvest Farms
Note: In 2020, Blue Harvest Farms became a membership U-pick blueberry farm.
After the 2019 season, they downsized their fields to 3,000 bushes and moved to a membership model. Members still have the ability to pick their own blueberries. Due to downsized fields, Blue Harvest Farms can no longer handle large crowds.
Note: Currently their subscription list is full, but you can still be added to their waiting list. Click here to sign-up.
78495 Highway 21, Bush; blueharvetfarms.com; email@example.com
Sunhillow Berry Farm
Opening: Coming soon. Historically, the farm has opened around Memorial Day.
Sunhillow is a pick your own blueberry farm. They work off the “honor” system and you pay for what you take, including eat off the bush! Visit their Facebook page for updates on when they expect the berries to be ripe enough to open.
33510 Magee–Mahner Rd., Pearl River; 985.630.1915
L & E Blueberry Farm, LLC
With over 3,000 blueberry trees, L & E Blueberry Farm has plenty of berries for everyone! Here, you can pick your own berries or call them for pick-up orders. They will be open 7 days a week from dawn till dusk (once the season opens). Check their Facebook page for updates.
27159 James Creel Road, Franklinton; 504.858.3086
White Oak Fields Blueberry Farm
A local blueberry and honey farm, with 20 acres and 7 different varieties of blueberries. The farm is officially open from 9 am–noon for picking on Saturday, May 15 and Saturday, May 22. Visit their Facebook page or website for updates.
50247 Highway 445, Loranger; 504.858.3086, firstname.lastname@example.org