Fig Picking and More–July 13, 2018

Market and Fig Picking Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am-1:00 pm. See photo for 4 fig varieties: LSU Purple, LSU Gold, Magnolia and Celeste. Still a FEW blackberries for the early birds to pick. For sale in market: Cinderella Pumpkins (great for baking!), Butternut squash, Delicata Squash, Cushaw (makes great pies!), cantaloupe, cucumbers, peppers, a few peaches, LOTS of Okra, and a mountain of fabulous Watermelons, both red and yellow meat. Get your fresh, local fixin’s while you can!

Above, Yellow meat watermelons, cushaws, butternut squash.

Cinderella pumpkins, butternut squash, Delicata Squash, and a sunflower seed head for the birds and squirrels.

4 Varieties of figs available for picking, shown here in their ripe stage: LSU Purple, LSU Gold, Magnolia Fig and Celeste.

Hours Change for Fig Season–effective 7-6-18

Updated Fig Season Hours, effective 7-6-18:

U-Pick Figs and Farmer’s Market OPEN Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 7:30 am-1:00 pm only.   CLOSED Mon., Tues, Thur., and Friday.

Fig season is just beginning and should last well into August, depending on weather. U-Pick Figs: $1 per person field admission, and $4/lb for figs. Figs must be picked in our $2 reusable handled picking box that holds about 10 lbs of figs. U-Pick cream peas are still available, @$2/lb.   Pre-picked, seeded watermelons are plentiful and delicious! Some have told us ours were the best watermelons they have ever eaten in their life. Since melons are grown on this property, we have no hauling costs and can offer the melons at super low prices. Heirloom Green Velvet Okra is in full production now, sold only pre-picked.

 

Fig orchard shows just a few of our 240 fig trees. Mowed pathways and short tree height allows convenient picking.

Heirloom Green Velvet Okra is producing well now.   Only available pre-picked.