Local Places to Pick Blueberries

A few tips if you go picking.

June is prime time to head out to places to pick blueberries. These small, delicious fruit pack a punch when it comes to nutrition. They’re known as a superfood because of their good levels of antioxidants and vitamins C, K1 and Manganese. Eating these berries can help with heart health and better brain function. A cup of blueberries comes in at only 80 calories.

Picking blueberries is a great stress reliever and a lot of fun. The whole family can spend an hour or two filling a bucket at a local farm. Of course you will have to sample a few berries as you go 😉

Many of the farms in the Ark-La-Tex also have blackberries and other veggies to pick. Bring cash with you! Some places do not take credit or debit cards. Blueberries freeze very well so pick as much as you want.

When picking blueberries, don’t pick anything but full blueberries. For blackberries, make sure you see no red in the berry. Take some gloves with you for the blackberries, their stems are a bit prickly. Ask the people on the farm where to go and what to look for. Many farms will have pre-made desserts as well.

Ringgold

HEBLER ORGANICALLY GROWN BLUEBERRIES

This farm does not use pesticides.

Location – 362 Firetower Rd., Ringgold, La. Google Map

Open June & July from 7:00 am – Noon. Closed on Sundays.


McCAIN’S FAMILY FARM

Come pick blueberries until they run out in mid-July.

Location – 5299 Hwy 371, Ringgold, La. Google Map

Open daily from 7:00 am – 7:30 pm


Haughton

BLUEBERRY HILL

In addition to blueberries and blackberries, this farm grows various vegetables and honey.

Location – 5121 Bellevue Rd., Haughton, La. Google Map

Open Monday through Saturday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed on Sundays.


Frierson

SHUQUALAK FARMS

Every day until July 8 is a Very Berry Picking Party!

Location – 232 Shuqualak Farms Rd., Frierson, La. Google Map

Open daily from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm


Kiethville

LENOX ACRES

What started in 2001 with blueberries have blossomed to add blackberries and grapes.

Location – 6464 Vardaman Rd., Keithville, La. Google Map

Open Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00 am – Noon as well as Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm through July 10.


Texarkana AR

TEXARKANA BLUEBERRY PATCH

For everyone in Southwest Arkansas and Texarkana, this is your place to pick.

Location – 9000 Tennessee Rd., Texarkana, Ark. Google Map

Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7:00 am – 11:00am


New Boston

MOSS SPRINGS BERRY FARM

Location – 1539 FM2149W, New Boston, Tex  Google Map

Check their hours on their Facebook page.


Deberry

PANOLA ORCHARD & GARDENS

Location – 1413 FM 1886, De Berry, Tex  Google Map

Tuesday-Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Nacogdoches

THE BLUEBERRY PLACE

Three different varieties grow here: Bluebell, Climax and Tifblue

Location – 451 County Rd. 2052, Nacogdoches, Tex Google Map

Open daily from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm


If you’re heading south in Louisiana soon, check out NOLA Weekend for their list of places to pick blueberries and even more great tips!

When you finish visiting the places to pick blueberries, you can use them in a variety of ways in cooking. Mix them with balsamic vinegar or

Patriot Lemonade: cool, colorful and refreshing

If we’re missing a blueberry farm, please let us know here.

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