FINAL UPDATE FOR 2019 SEASON: Saturday, August 3 will be the last day we are open for the regular season. Hours on 8/3/19: 7:30 am til noon. Available for U-Pick: Figs, blackberries and Purple Hull Peas. Available for sale pre-picked in the market: white peaches, onions, pickled products, homemade jam, frozen blackberries and MAYBE a few other veggies. As you can see, pickin’s are getting pretty slim, so it’s time to close up for the season. So we will NOT be open Sunday, 8/4/19 as previously hoped. Thanks for a great season!
Lots of figs ripe now (U-Pick $4/lb). The Celeste variety is just about over, the Magnolia figs are starting to ripen, and lots of LSU Purple and LSU Gold are ready. Peppers, Purple Hull peas and Louisiana Heirloom Green Velvet Okra are ready and waiting to be picked. Box of blackberries in this picture was picked today (7-26-19), and there are still more out there, but you really have to look for them (U-Pick $5/lb.) We still have lots of delicious pre-picked White Peaches and cantaloupes for sale in the market. Zinnias are still blooming like crazy, available for U-Pick $3.00/cup. Hours for this weekend: OPEN Sat. 7/27/19 & Sunday 7/28/19 7:30 a.m. til noon both days. Hours for next week: OPEN Wed. 7/31/19, Saturday 8/3/19 & Sunday 8/4/19 7:30am til noon all 3 days. SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 WILL LIKELY BE THE LAST DAY OF THE 2019 REGULAR SEASON, but watch Facebook and this website for updates.
Looking for mid-summer fresh produce? U-pick Celeste figs still producing heavily, but only for another week or so. LSU Purple, LSU Gold, and Magnolia figs will be ripe soon. U-Pick thornless blackberries still available on the 13 rows that put on a second (mid-summer) crop. U-pick zinnias still blooming like crazy! U-pick vegs include: okra, peppers, kale, red cabbage and eggplant, and a few tomatoes. Pre-picked for sale in market: Our own homegrown peaches ( regular and white flesh), nectarines, cantaloupes, watermelon, sweet basil, tomatoes and more. It’s a great year for cantaloupes–the small amount of rain we’ve had has increased the flavor and sweetness! Last year we closed the farm for the year on August 4 (2018), and we will close again this year when the figs are over, so hurry in soon before the 2019 season ends!
Calling all Fig Fanatics! Fig-picking season has begun and there will be more and more ripening each day for a while. Smart pickers will arrive early in the day while temps are at their coolest. Currently, the only variety ripe is Celeste (aka Texas Sugar Fig). Pick them when they have ANY amount of color on them. They WILL ripen a little more after they are picked, just don’t pick them too green. Pick-Your-Own Fig price $4.00/lb. Re-usable picking box $2.00 each (box holds about 10 lbs. fruit) Field entry $1.00/person. Soon we will have LSU Purple, LSU Gold, and Magnolia figs for picking, but none ready yet. At this time, we do NOT have pre-picked figs for sale, only U-Pick. Blackberry season has mostly ended, but there are still A FEW berries to pick if you really look under leaves, etc. Lots of zinnias to pick, also sunflowers, okra, peppers, eggplant, brussel sprouts, cabbage and more. Sorry, NO PICK-YOUR-OWN PEACHES. We have lots of pre-picked peaches for sale in our market, along with pre-picked cantaloupes, nectarines watermelon, and more. Regular Hours: Closed Monday, Open Tuesday thru Sunday 7:30 am-1:00 pm. WE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019. All pickers please arrive by 12:30 so you can pick, weigh and pay by our 1:00 pm closing time. Fig pickers may be more comfortable wearing a long-sleeved cotton shirt and thin disposable plastic gloves.
2019 Blackberry season is starting to wind down, but there are still LOTS of berries to pick. In early May, when you picked the HUGE berries, we promised you a second crop late in the season, which is starting to produce, but the berries are not quite as large as the May ones. Peach season is in early peak, with Mid-Pride trees producing some that taste as good as some famous mail-order peaches, with more varieties following soon. Low rainfall levels have been great for watermelons and cantaloupes. (Peaches, watermelons, and cantaloupes are NOT available for U-Pick, only sold pre-picked in market.) The U-Pick tomatoes are plentiful, but not for too much longer, so get them while you can. The U-Pick Squash, Okra, Peppers, Red and Green Cabbage, and Eggplant are producing well. U-Pick Figs are loaded but not ripe yet. The U-Pick Zinnias are thriving in the heat, so there are more than ever to pick now. Field admission $1/person; Re-usable picking box $2/ea which holds bout 10 lbs. berries. Cash preferred for entry fee & box to speed check-in. Cash & cards accepted on purchases. Pickers pls arrive & check in by 12:30 pm to pick, weigh and pay by 1:00 pm closing time. Early Bird Special: arrive & check-in 7:30-9:00 a.m. AND pick AT LEAST 5 lbs of Blackberries, receive $1/lb. discount, so pricing is $4/lb. instead of regular $5/lb. Hours: Closed Mondays. Open Tues thru Sunday 7:30 am-1:00 pm.
Tons of ripe berries now, and we will have some berries after Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2019, but you won’t find a better time for quantity picking than this weekend.Hours: Closed Mondays, Open Tues THRU Sunday, 7:30am-1:00pm. Specials will continue thru this weekend, but by the following weekend (June 22-23) the easy ‘n fast picking will be about over, and it will take longer to pick your minimum amounts for the reduced pricing. Early Bird Special: arrive & check-in 7:30-9:00 a.m. AND pick AT LEAST 5 lbs of berries, receive $1/lb. discount, so pricing is $4/lb. instead of regular $5/lb. The Jelly and Winemaker Volume Discount: Pick AT LEAST 30 lbs. of berries and ring all up under one ticket, pricing is $3.00/lb. Suggestion: Bring Dad and the family out for Father’s Day on the farm, pick the 30 lbs. needed for the volume discount, and have enough berries to freeze and later to use for MORE quality time with Dad making wine, jelly, and cobbler. What better gift than one that keeps on giving? (Field admission $1/person; Re-usable picking box $2/ea which holds bout 10 lbs. berries. Cash preferred for entry fee & box to speed check-in. Cash & cards accepted on purchases.) Pickers please arrive & check in by 12:30 pm to pick, weigh and pay by 1:00 pm closing time.