Family Travel, Outdoor fun

Your Guide to Berry Picking in and around New Orleans

Berry Picking is a blast, and the season is here!

Bonus- we’ve included three incredible blueberry recipes as well! 

3D Blueberry Farm
41031 Highway 1056, Franklinton, 985.839.2987. Open 7 am-5 pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
A family run “You Pick’em Farm” that provides a family oriented atmosphere, somewhere you can enjoy yourself while your collecting some delicious healthy berries to last you the whole year long. Visit their Facebook page for updates. Note, calling ahead to ensure the berries are ripe is preferred.  
Blue Harvest Farms
78495 Highway 21, Bush,
Blue Harvest Farms is the largest U-Pick Blueberry Farm in St. Tammany Parish. Picking Season usually starts the first weekend in June and lasts 6 weeks from the start.  But weather determines the actual start date, and it is different every year. Please check their Facebook page for updates.
Loblolly Ridge Farm
1000 Andrew Bankston Road, Amite, 985.748.6843, Open 7 am-6 pm, Thursday thru Saturdays. Last day to pick is June 29th. $8 gallon. 
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. 


Picayune Blueberry Farm
69 Homer Spiers Rd. Picayune, MS,  601.799.7243, Open 7 am-4 pm, Monday thru Saturday and 1-5 pm on Sunday. 
Started in 1987, they now have 55 acres now with a few sheep, cattle and 13 acres of 14 varieties of blueberries, with the addition of blackberries this year.  ‘We have opened the farm for people to come and pick their own berries and have a good time swapping  stories.  Our aim is to grow the best berries we can and provide an interesting and enjoyable experience for kids and adults.’ 
Ridemore Blueberry Farm
22154 John T Prats Road., Covington, 985.875.1965,
A U-pick berry farm that provides 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 that they are the best you have ever had. Also grown are blackberries, figs and vegetables of various types. Please check their Facebook page for updates. 
But wait, what to do with all these delicious blueberries? We culled the interwebs for the very best blueberry recipes and found three from
blueberry pie
Blueberry Pie
“This is the best when made with fresh picked blueberries! It is a beautiful sight with a lattice top.”
Best of the Best Blueberry Muffins
“Big Blueberry muffins with a crusty sugar topping. A recipe I got from my Grandma. The blueberries and the sweet batter are fabulous together. Favorites of all who have tried them. Quick and easy, made with few ingredients. Remember to use paper liners!”
Todd’s Famous Blueberry Pancakes
“My husband makes the most fabulous pancakes I’ve ever eaten! Well worth the hour wait! We serve them with butter and brown sugar.”

For fun, we’ve linked this 2019 Louisiana Harvest calendar from Pick Your Own.  

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