Figs, Okra, Purple Hull Peas, Zinnias, berries! Season ends in a few days!!

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.

Picked 7-26-19. There are still some nice berries to pick, but you really have to look hard for them.
Magnolia Figs as of 7-26-19. Pick them when the eye on the bottom is barely open. They will ripen nicely on the counter at home.
LSU Gold Figs 7-26-19.

LSU Purple Figs. 7-26-19.

Purple Hull Peas ready to pick 7-26-19.

New reduced hours start 7-21-19. Season ending soon.

White peaches are in and they are delicious! This is our last variety of peaches to ripen this year, so come and get yours for making lovely pink preserves, cobbler or just to savor them fresh.The 2019 season is winding down, so business hours have changed to: only OPEN Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am til 12:00 noon. CLOSED on Mon., Tues, Thur. and Friday til further notice. U-Pick FIGS: ($4/lb.) Celeste (Texas Sugar Fig) just about over, and Magnolia Figs will start ripening by this coming Wednesday 7-24-19. A few LSU Golds prob start ripening Wednesday also. No projected date yet for LSU Purple ripening. A few early pickers may find some Celeste tomorrow, but not much. U-Pick Thornless BLACKBERRIES: ($5.00 lb.) still some production on last crop of Travelers. The ones there are nice, big and tasty, but you have to look for them high up, low, and under the leaves.(We have 5 lb bags of Frozen, washed blackberries for $30, picked in peak season). U-Pick VEGGIES ($2.00/lb): Most veggie harvest is over, still some okra and peppers.U-Pick ZINNIAS: love the heat, so they are really cranking out LOTS of blooms now. Cheap thrill for all you can put in a16 oz. Solo cup for $3.00. Watermelons and cantaloupes had a fantastic year–very flavorful and super sweet. Only a few watermelons at this time, but lots of cantaloupes.To recap, the season will end shortly and there are limited quantities of some things, lots more of other things, and no guarantees that any certain thing will be available when you arrive.We wish we had more to offer at this time, but such is the way of farm life.

Last few weeks of 2019 season

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!

Blackberries picked by a customer on 7-10-19.
Celeste figs picked by a customer on 7-11-19.
Cut cantaloupe on left is standard type, cut one on right is “Dove.”
We have lots of pre-picked cantaloupes for sale in the market. We are picking around 100 cantaloupes per day right now, but the season is very short. This is one of our best years ever for cantaloupes. The small amount of rain we have received makes for a sweeter cantaloupe since the sugar content is not diluted by excess water.
Peaches are still coming in, but we only have 2 varieties left to pick, so hurry in if you want pre-picked peaches this year.
Great year for watermelons!
Tomatoes are getting close to being over, but we do have some red and yellow (low-acid) ones.
Sweet basil–all you can put in our bag for only $1.00!
Heirloom Louisiana Green Velvet okra loves the Texas Summer Heat!
Zinnias–all you can cut and put in a 16 oz. Solo cup for $3.00.

FIG SEASON Begins June 30, 2019

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.