Neighboring Tangipahoa parish is known for their strawberries so it makes sense that some of us would like to go and pick our own. There are fewer places to pick strawberries than blueberries but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck! We’ve assembled a list of local farms that do offer U Pick–usually in the months of April and May.
Some notes about picking your own strawberries:
Always, always, call ahead. Farms are unpredictable and they may sell out, rain out, or just close up shop for a family event. You always want to call before getting in your car and driving out there.
Bring sun and bug protection. It’s easy to get a sunburn without even realizing it!
Bring cash. Some farms will take a check. I don’t know of any farms that take credit cards. Be prepared so you don’t have to find an ATM in the middle of nowhere.
Strawberry Picking in Tangipahoa Parish
Blahut Strawberry Farm
Usually open week days 9AM-Noon in April and May. They also have the occasional “family day” where they are open on Saturdays. Call ahead to confirm they are open 225-294-5073.
No admission charge. Berries are priced by the gallon.
Open every Sunday in April from 10AM-4PM
Admission $10/person for ages 2 & up.
Mrs. Heather’s usually closes on May 15th but the stay at home order pushed back their time table. Please give them a call or check their Facebook page to see if they are open and what times.
No specific admission charge but you will be expected to pick a certain amount based on the size of your group and charged accordingly.
Strawberry Picking in Livingston Parish
Landry-Poche Strawberry Farm
They are normally closed by Mother’s Day but due to quarantine restrictions they still have berries. Call to find out availability.
No admission charge.