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Blueberry Season is HERE!

Blueberry Season is HERE!

It’s finally here!!! I’m talking about the blueberry season in Mississippi. Last year was not a good year for blueberries because of the unexpected freezing temperatures in March 2019. This year, I’m happy to declare: the berries are plentiful and delightful!

My kids and I came home with two buckets of berries. We froze a few quart-size bags, made a delicious blueberry crumble, and had oatmeal with fresh berries for breakfast. In the near future I see blueberry muffins, blueberry cheesecake, blueberry popsicles, and lots of happy blueberry smiles.

Today we took advantage of blueberry picking at Locust Grove Berry Farm in Jackson. It’s close, it’s convenient, it’s away from the crowds, it’s delightful, and it’s affordable.

  • The farm is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Parking is located conveniently on the farm, right next to the blueberry trees.
  • Customers get buckets to use for picking. They are returned to the farm at checkout. Your harvest goes into a plastic grocery bag.
  • The bushes are a variety of heights and sizes, so both children and adults have plenty of berries on their level.
  • Price is $2 per quart. A full bucket of blueberries is about $10. That’s A LOT of berries.
  • Sun hats, sunscreen and staying well hydrated are recommended, since there is no shade and sometimes no breeze either. Going earlier in the morning.

There are a few U-Pick locations nearby. Take advantage of this great resource to find more U-Pick farms in your area and get lots of helpful information about local farms.

Locust Grove Berry Farm
2651 W County Line Road
Jackson, MS

Pecan Hill Farms U-Pick Berries
19470 Highway 18
Raymond, Mississippi

Hope Fruit and Berry Farm
362 SCR-142
Morton, Mississippi

Call the farms directly to find out hours of operation. Sometimes schedules change due to weather or picking conditions (slim pickings are possible after a busy day on the farm, so it’s always good to ask).

About The Author

Dasha Peipon

Dasha is originally from Ukraine (it’s in the heart of Europe, look it up on the map if you want!) and moved to Mississippi with her family in September 2017. Before that she lived in Massachusetts and Maryland. She guesses they have a thing for “M” states. She is a writer, an editor, a teacher and the type of mom that never sits still. Being part of Parents & Kids has been helpful for her goal of finding places to explore with her kids, getting plugged in and her family becoming true Mississippians.

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