In Louisiana, the picking season usually starts earlier than other parts of the country, we’re blessed to have a number of options for blueberry picking near Baton Rouge. Berry picking is a great way to get outdoors while supporting our local farms!
We’ve listed a number of fruit picking farms below, while some of these Berry Farms are not close they are within an hour or two and would make a fun day trip with a new city to explore. Time to get some dirt on your hands and fresh fruit in your buckets!
Good to Know Before You Go: Please be sure to call the farm before heading out, so many variables can effect your outing. Berry ripening, Weather, Berry availability, etc.
What to Bring: Prepare for a trip to the farm like you would a day at the park. With very little shade in the berry patches, you’ll want to bring hats and sunscreen. Wear full feet covering shoes, no flip-flops or the sort, those pesky Louisiana ants will get you every time! Bring baby wipes and a change of clothes for the littles, you never know what blueberry shenanigans the kids will get into.
Blueberry picking near Baton Rouge & Beyond
Blueberry Ridge Orchard: Hours of operation are M-Sat- sunrise to sunset. Closed on Sundays. Please bring your own containers to take your berries home.Price for u-pick is $1.50/lb. Address is 2199 Holly Ridge Road, Jackson, Louisiana 70748. For more information call: 225-603-2935 or leave a message at 225-629-5311. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Connect: Online | Facebook |(225) 629-5311
Blue Harvest Farms: Blue Harvest Farms is the largest U-Pick Blueberry Farm in St. Tammany parish, located on the Covington/Bush border (Waldheim) Starting in 2020, Blue Harvest Farms will no longer be a public U-pick blueberry farm. They now operate a membership program. They are still U-pick and they still only grow blueberries, but because the fields have been downsized they can no longer handle historical BHF crowds.
78495 HWY 21, Bush, LA 70431
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EquiTerra Farm: EquiTerra Farm is a certified organic horse-powered farm. We have a goal here on the farm to provide the highest quality food possible to our customers. We believe that a healthy body starts with healthy food. We are currently going through the new LA organic application process; but, we have been organic since we began farming. We provide organic blueberries, figs, blackberries, muscadines, and vegetables. We also have wonderful big brown free-range eggs and free-range broilers. Pick, weigh, and pay!
12798 Muse Lane, Clinton, LA 70722
Connect: 225-683-8406 | email@example.com
Loblolly Ridge Farm: Located in the northern section of Tangipahoa Parish, Amite, Louisiana. Loblolly Ridge Farm is a U-Pick Blueberry farm. The farm consists of 2 acres of blueberries (approximately 1200 bushes consisting of 6 varieties of hybrid blueberries). They will be open June 12th and 13. They will be open Friday & Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Berries are $10/gallon CASH
1000 Andrew Bankston Road, Amite, LA 70422
Connect: Online | (985) 748-6843
Shuqualak Farms: Shuqualak Farms is small and inviting, with six acres of blueberries and four acres of blackberries. Open from early June to mid July, visitors are provided with a 5-quart bucket and strap for collecting their harvest. Berries are packaged in freezer-safe bags and children are given 1-quart take-home buckets.
232 Shuqualak Farms Rd, Frierson, LA
Connect: Online | Facebook | (318) 797-8273
Sunhillow Berry Farm: Locally owned and operated. This farm has been in operation since 1993. We operate on the “honor” system. Come on out and pick your own! Pick, weigh, and pay!
33510 Magee-Mahner Rd Pearl River, LA
Connect: Online | Facebook | (985) 867-9737
Caring for Berries
Store unwashed berries in containers or gallon-sized zip-top bags layered with paper towels. Refrigerated berries will last about two days. Frozen blueberries can last from season to season or beyond, do not wash berries for the freezer THEY MUST BE DRY BEFORE FREEZING, you can wash before use. Serve at room temperature after washing with a spray of cool water. Whole berries can be frozen in zip-top freezer bags for jams, smoothies, and homemade ice cream. Add berries to cereal, smoothies, or snacks straight from the refrigerator or freezer. Berries are fat-free, low in calories, and have fiber, vitamin C, and disease-fighting antioxidants. We know you’ll enjoy blueberry picking near Baton Rouge & Beyond!