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.