It's grape and fig picking time! More figs are ripening every day, and Saturday 7/31/21 will be the FIRST day of Muscadine Grape picking ever on this farm. Please visit the homepage on this website and scroll down to "Berry and Grape" picking tips so when you come out you will know what to look for. Figs, Grapes and Blackberries are all $5.00/lb, so you can pick all in the same box. Open 7:30am-1:00pm, and pickers must check in before 12:30pm to pick, weigh, and pay before our 1:00pm sharp closing time. For U-Pick: Black "Supreme" muscadine grapes, Bronze "Fry" muscadines, Celeste Figs, LSU Purple Figs, LSU Gold Figs and Magnolia Figs. ALso U-Pick Vegs $2.00/lb.:Curly kale, dino kale, lots of heirloom Green Velvet okra, and peppers. VERY FEW blackberries left. And lots of gorgeous zinnias, so be sure to bring your clippers and fill a solo cup with zinnias for only $3.00. Will be closed Sunday, 8/1/21 thru Tues. 8/3/21. Our regular open days next week will be Wednesday and Saturday, unless something changes before then. $2.00 Farm entry fee for ages 2 years and up.
Hours this week: Open Wednesday and Saturday, July 28 & July 31, 2021 (7:30am-1:00pm). For U-Pick: Figs--Celeste, LSU Purple and LSU Gold; a few blackberries (more ripening soon), heirloom okra, curly kale, dinosaur kale, jalapenos, serrano peppers, bell peppers, lots of eggplant (Japanese and Globe types), a FEW cherry tomatoes and two full rows of show-stopping zinnias. For sale in the market, prepicked: watermelon (yellow meat and red), spaghetti squash, acorn squash, butternut squash, and a few end-of-season cantaloupes. Half-pints of preserves, all made from our blackberries, peaches and figs--now $5.00 each or 5/$20.00. Eggplant bushes will be pruned soon to renew growth for fall, so get eggplant while you still can. Bring shears for cutting zinnias, eggplant, and some okra. See home page on this website for prices, maps, etc.
OPEN Saturday 7/24/21 (7:30am-1:00pm). For U-Pick: Figs--Celeste, LSU Purple & LSU Gold; a few blackberries (more ripening soon), heirloom okra, curly kale, dino kale, jalapenos, serranos, bell peppers, lots of Japanese and Globe eggplant and two full rows of heavily-blooming zinnias. For sale in market, prepicked: Watermelons (Yellow/red-meat), cantaloupes, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, butternut squash. Half-pints of preserves, all made from our blackberries, peaches and figs, now $5.00ea or 5/$20.00. Eggplant bushes will be cut down soon so they can renew growth for a later fall crop, so get them soon. Bring shears for cutting eggplant, zinnias and some okra. The only fruits available to pick are blackberries and figs--PLEASE DO NOT PICK ANY OTHER FRUIT. THE GRAPES, APPLES AND PERSIMMONS AND OTHER FRUIT MAY LOOK RIPE, BUT IT IS NOT. Our first muscadine grapes MAY be ready to pick next week. Check back here for latest info.
Hours for the coming week: Open Wed., 7/21/21 and Saturday 7/24/21. For Wed, 7/21/21, we should have for U-pick: Celeste figs, a few blackberries (more ripening soon), a few LSU Purple and LSU Gold figs (just starting to ripen), heirloom okra, curly kale, dinosaur kale, jalapenos, serranos, bell peppers, lots of eggplant (Japanese and Globe), a few tomatoes and zillions of zinnias. For sale in the market, pre-picked: watermelons (yellow-meat and red-meat), cantaloupes, spaghetti squash, acorn squash (green/white), butternut squash, along with our half-pints of preserves (made from our blackberries, peaches and figs). Eggplant bushes will be cut down soon so they can renew growth for a later fall crop, so get eggplant while you can. If you haven't yet had one of our super-sweet Dove cantaloupes, try one soon, as their season is just about over. Bring shears for cutting zinnias, eggplant, and some okra. The ONLY fruits available for picking are blackberries and figs. PLEASE DO NOT PICK ANY OTHER FRUIT. GRAPES, APPLES AND PERSIMMONS MAY LOOK RIPE TO YOU ,BUT THEY ARE IMMATURE AND NOT RIPE YET. See Home page for pricing, maps, etc.
Open Saturday, July 17, 2021: 7:30am-1:00pm. Available for U-pick: Figs, okra, peppers, kale, eggplant, tomatoes, zinnias. Status: Figs--Still picking mostly Celeste which is producing pretty good now; a FEW LSU Gold and FEW LSU Purple but their season hasn't really begun yet. Heirloom Okra--thrives in the heat, so branching out now with more to pick. Peppers--lots of sweet banana, serrano and bell. Some are staying on plant long enough to ripen and mature into lovely colors. Kale--Still lots of curly kale and Dinosaur kale. Eggplant--loves the heat, so producing like crazy (Japanese type and Globe type.) Tomatoes--season virtually over but you may still find a few. Zinnias-- blooming better than ever, so lots to pick with long stems. Available pre-picked in the market: Homegrown watermelons, cantaloupe, butternut squash, acorn squash (green/white), spaghetti squash, along with sale prices on our preserves made from our fruit. Did you notice the absence of BLACKBERRIES on the list of what's available for U-Pick? That's because there are so few ripe right now! We do have one variety that will produce a bit later, so we are all IMpatiently waiting for that day to come. Plants are responding to the days getting shorter, so that is your cue to come in ASAP or you will completely miss the season.
Open Thursday, July 15, 2021: 7:30am-1:00pm. We got a little over an inch of rain earlier today, so we advise wearing rain boots or yard shoes tomorrow, because there will be some wet areas. U-Pick: figs, vegs and flowers. Probably very few blackberries until the next variety ripens. Figs ripening more every day. Pre-picked in market: cantaloupes, watermelons, squash, and more.
Hours this week: Tues., Thur., Sat. (July 13, 15 & 17, 2021) 7:30am-1:00pm. For U-Pick: Celeste Figs, zinnias, sunflowers 🌻, eggplant 🍆(Japanese and Globe), peppers 🌶(bell, jalapeno, serrano), okra, kale (curly and dinosaur), maybe a FEW tomatoes 🍅, carrots 🥕, and blackberries. We had some rain today, so rain boots/yard shoes advised for Tuesday. The Celeste fig production is increasing, so hopefully the other 3 varieties will be ripening soon. For sale in the market: LOTS of homegrown watermelons 🍉 (red and yellow meat) and cantaloupes, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, butternut squash, delicious preserves made from our fruit (fig, peach and blackberry), and peach BBQ wood. Please bring shears to pick eggplant, zinnias and sunflowers. Sorry, no picnic area. See Home tab on this website for pricing, maps, etc. Every day that passes is one day closer to the end of the season, so don't wait to visit our farm!
Now that fig season has begun, our schedule shifts to only be open about 3 days a week, (Usually Tues, Thur, Sat, unless rain interferes) so more produce has time to ripen for the open days. This week hours: Tues 7/6/21, Thur. 7/8/21, and Sat. 7/10/21, 7:30am-1:00pm. Tomatoes will only last on the vine for another week or so. Celeste fig harvest began last week, so more will ripen every day for a few weeks. A very few LSU Gold figs were picked Tuesday, so they aren't far behind. Delicious thornless Freedom blackberries ripe for the earliest pickers. (READ: get here early if you want blackberries). Okra is branching out, so more to pick now. Slender Japanese type eggplant, and classic oval shape eggplant are going craz-y ---plants are soooo loaded, they need pickers desperately. Kids enjoy pulling the carrots, and peppers are loving the hot summertime. Curly kale and dinosaur kale are easy to pick now that they are taller. For sale pre-picked in market: Watermelons galore (red & yellow meat) and cantaloupes (Large size super-sweet Dove cantaloupes are back!), butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, tomatoes. Market also has peach BBQ wood ($3/bundle or 4/$10), and half-pints of preserves made from our fruit ($5.00) . Zinnias are taking over the field, so be sure to fill a solo cup for only $3.00 to take home. Bring clippers for cutting zinnias, sunflowers and eggplant. Pickers must check in by 12:30pm, and pick, weigh, and pay by 1:00pm. We're open even if it's raining, but no picking during lightning. Sorry, no picnic area. Last year, our season ended 7/23/2020, and we are not sure when the 2021 season will end....All depends entirely on weather and customer participation. So don't wait too long or you miss out 'til next year!
This week: Open Tues 7/6/21, Thur 7/8/21, & Sat 7/10/21 7:30am-1:00pm. Closed Wed., Fri., & Sun. (July 7, 9, 11, 2021) U-pick Blackberries, figs, flowers & vegs.For sale in market, pre-prepicked and all grown here on our farm: watermelons (red and yellow meat), cantaloupes, spaghetti squash, butternut & acorn squash, tomatoes, & more. This is probably the last week for tomatoes.
Open Tue., 7/6/21 7:30am-1:00pm. U-Pik: Figs, blackberries, tomatoes, cukes, carrots, eggplant, okra, squash, kale, flowers & more. Prepicked in market: homegrown watermelons (red and yellow meat), cantaloupes, tomatoes, eggplant, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, acorn squash and more. We were closed for two days, so produce has had time to mature more to pick!
First of season Celeste FIGS are ready to pick! Come out Friday & Sat (7/2 & 7/3/21) --open 7:30am-1:00pm.(Pickers check in by 12:30pm, and pick, weigh and pay by 1:00pm sharp closing time.) Open or closed STATUS for SUN 7/4/21 TO BE ANNOUNCED when we see what is left to pick after Saturday. Available for U-Pick: Celeste figs (no other variety ready yet), thornless blackberries, zinnias, sunflowers, and vegs including eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, peppers, squash, carrots and more.(Okra is just starting, so not a whole lot to pick yet.) NOTE: WATERMELONS & CANTALOUPES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR U-PICK. Market shopping available for some vegetables, including tomatoes, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, acorn squash, watermelons (red and yellow-meat), cantaloupes and more. Market also has peach BBQ wood and preserves made from our fruit. Bring shears for cutting sunflowers, zinnias and eggplant. The ONLY fruits available for picking are: Blackberries and Celeste Figs. Sorry, no picnic area. See Home Page for pricing, maps, etc.