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.

Figs, watermelons, peaches, okra and more!

Farm Update 6-28-18: Fig Season is here! Currently, we have Celeste (Texas Sugar Figs) for U-Pick, pictured here in our re-usable picking box filled with 10 lbs of figs. ($2 for box, U-Pick Figs $4.00/lb. (We may have some pre-picked figs also, but not always). We still have some great-tasting pre-picked peaches for sale for a few more days, then they are gone til next year. Blackberry season is completely over, and cantaloupes won’t be around much longer. Watermelons are still plentiful and we are about to start picking a whole new patch. We still have lots of okra, peppers, spaghetti squash, and eggplant. Stop in and satisfy your craving for fresh and local!

10 lbs of Celeste (Texas Sugar Figs) in our re-usable picking box. (Box only sold for $2, U-Pick figs $4.00/lb.)

Please check in at the market before you pick, where shoppers will find an array of seasonal fruits, vegetables, homemade jar products and refreshments.

Sangria Watermelons

 

Fig picking season begins as berry season ends.

Farm Update as of 6-25-18:U-Pick Texas Sugar Figs begins tomorrow, Tues., June 26. We have 240 fig trees, so soon we will also have U-Pick Celeste, LSU Purple, LSU Gold and Magnolia figs, but those varieties are not producing yet. Also currently available for picking: Cream peas, some tomatoes left and the last blackberries of the season. Pre-picked available in our market: Freestone-type peaches (hurry in this week before peach season ends), cushaw (green striped shown in picture), watermelons, cantaloupes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, okra (season just starting), tomatoes (season ending soon). Hours this week June 26-July 1, 2018 are Tues. thru Sunday, 9am-5pm. Watch for post soon for change in hours next week, starting July 2.

Texas Sugar Figs–U-Pick begins Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Blackberries picked 6-23-18. Not as large or as plentiful as they were earlier in the season, but the diehards cans till find some nice ones.

La Feliciana Peaches,  season ending probably later this week.  U-Pick peaches, but we have some prepicked in the market. Beautiful red color on skin is also on flesh of peeled peach, so this variety makes beautiful two-tone   jams or preserves.

Cushaw makes a wonderful pie or side dish.

Cream peas are available for U-Pick, probably for another week or two.

Hurry in for blackberry picking you still can!

Today is a great day for blackberry picking, and since this is probably the next-to-last weekend of the berry season, come on out and pick yours while you can. Tomatoes are also available for U-PIck. We have some FABULOUS pre-picked peaches available in our market, along with red & yellow meat watermelons, sweet cantaloupes, luscious tomatoes, okra, eggplant, peppers, squash, and more, all grown right here on this farm. Closed on Mondays, but open Tues thru Sunday 9am-5pm.

HUGE blackberries picked today 6-21-18

These HUGE blackberries were picked today, and the field is in better shape than we expected after the rains. Lots more of these sweet, tasty berries where these came from. Pickers are out there in regular shoes, but dodging an occasional water puddle on the grassy medians between the rows. The season won’t last much longer, so today is a good day to pick yours while you can. We still have lots of FABULOUS peaches that we picked this morning, so visit our market and stock your freezer.

Farm & Market Open today 6-21-18

Farm and market will be open today. UPick thornless blackberries and tomatoes are available for those who don’t mind a little mud, so good idea to wear rubber boots or tennis shoes that can get wet. The berries aren’t as plentiful as they were last week, but still there to pick. Market offers peaches, watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and more. Come out and enjoy the cooler weather today!

Farm and Market closed today 6/20/18 due to excessive rain. We hope to open tomorrow as usual. Sorry for any inconvenience. Peaches are still coming in so we should have lots when we can open again. (Peaches are only available for pre-picked, no U-Pick peaches. )

Peaches are ripe again! Update 6-14-18

6-14-18 We have delicious pre-picked Freestone peaches for sale in our market for at least the next 2 weeks, weather permitting. Sorry, no U-Pick peaches. Blackberry season has peaked and we should have U-Pick thornless blackberries for about 2 more weeks, so get yours before season ends. We may have some pre-picked blackberries after that, but not for sure when. U-Pick large tomatoes probably only for another 2 weeks, but grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and black cherry tomatoes will probably be around longer depending on the heat. In our market, we offer pre-picked at this time: Watermelons (Red & yellow meat), cantaloupes, spaghetti squash, cushaw, squash, tomatoes, blackberries, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers (burpless & picklers). Hopefully lots of U-Pick figs will be available toward the end of June. Thanks to all who have visited our farm , liked our page, shared our posts, and helped us get the word out that we are open for business!

Just a few of the peaches picked 6-14-18.