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Berry season has begun in Arkansas, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m already planning what I’ll make with our fresh picked strawberries. I’m thinking jam, strawberry shortcake, and at least one strawberry pie.
My boys ask to go pick berries every year. They love going to the strawberry patch. I love it too. And what I love about our strawberry patch is that kids are encouraged to pick (and eat a few too). So, if they walk out with red around the mouth, it’s all good.
There are plenty of places to get pre-picked berries and a handful of places to pick your own strawberries in Arkansas. You just have to know where to go.
Below is a list of places around the Natural State where you can pick your own strawberries.
Note: I gathered information from patch websites; if in doubt, please contact the business itself to verify information. Also, hours may vary per availability of berries, so please double check before going to pick.
Sunday thru Saturday: 7am to 12pm for U-Pick
500 Mt. Carmel
They do have u-pick strawberries, as well as pre-picked. Hours for picking may vary.
Monday thru Saturday: 7:30am to 6pm
1081 Hwy 818
Strawberries are available late April to Early May, but hours for picking do vary, depending on the weather. They also have blackberry plants available for purchase in their nursery.
241 East 13th St.
Pick your own strawberries on this family-owned 10-acre farm. Hours vary, so be sure to call ahead or check their Facebook page.
214-352 S. Bloomington Blvd. in Lowell
14804 Miser Rd. in Pea Ridge
Pick your own strawberries, but hours do vary. They usually update their Facebook page with when berries will be available to pick. You can also purchase berries already picked, first come first serve.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10am to 6pm; Saturday: 10am to Noon
217 Polk Road 184
Pick your own strawberries. They also have a market and farm stand with jams and jellies, heirloom seeds, coffee, Watkins products, essential oils, local crafts, and more.
5909 Elm Springs Rd.
They have a “pick-your-own” strawberry patch, but hours do vary. They update their Facebook page with when berries will be available to pick.
14306 Wildcat Creek
Pick your own strawberries, but hours do seem to vary.
So, now that you know where to go, you’re ready for some serious berry picking. Find a strawberry patch near you, and head out for your own basket of juicy red berries! Happy picking!
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