Pick your own fruit and berries this summer
Arkansas summers are bountiful, both for berries and bugs! While you’re enjoying our state’s ample supply of U-pick orchards, don’t forget the bug spray—and don’t forget to spray it before you get to the fields! (No one wants to eat that stuff!) It’s also a good idea to bring water, sunscreen and a hat, and wear closed-toed shoes. Happy picking!
June and July bring blackberries, blueberries, peaches and plums. August brings muscadines, and in October, there are pumpkins.
- Royal Berry Farm – Royal, AR
Their Facebook page says, “c’mon, we have berries!” (Always a good idea to call if Facebook posts are even a few days dated, since spots can get “picked out.”) It’s both blueberry and blackberry season, and there’s a chance for sweet corn later in the summer. Buckets and bags for picking are provided.
- Peach Pickin’ Paradise – Lamar, AR
From late June through August, the peach orchards are open to the public. Check their Facebook page for updates.
- Faulkner Lake Orchard – North Little Rock, AR
Peaches are ready for picking at Faulkner Lake Orchard. This family-owned orchard is also a wedding and event venue. For more information visit them online.
- Suzanne’s Fruit Farm – Hampton, AR
Call their fruit hotline at (870) 798-4975, which is updated daily with hours and fruit availability. June and July bring blackberries, blueberries, peaches and plums. August brings muscadines, and in October, there are pumpkins.
- Cox Berry Farm – Clarksville, AR
Mid-June is late strawberry and raspberry season at Cox Berry Farm, with blueberries and blackberries coming at the end of the month. Sometimes there are squash and peppers to pick, and in fall there are apples and pumpkins. It’s a cash-only operation, so come prepared.
- Blue Heaven Blueberry Farm – Springdale, AR
If blueberries are your jam, the rows at Blue Heaven are well-kept and easy to pick. Check the Facebook page for availability updates.
- Scatter Creek Berries – Paragould, AR
Blackberries are ready now through mid-July at Scatter Creek, and the plants are thornless, so it’s a great picking-with-kids option.
- Wye Mountain – Roland, AR
Wye Mountain has U-pick blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, and they sell beautiful, fresh flowers.
- Mountain Home Berry Farm – Mountain Home, AR
Pick your own raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, starting mid-June at Mountain Home Berry Farm.
- McGarrah Farms – Pea Ridge/Lowell, AR
Strawberry season ended in May at McGarrah’s Pea Ridge location, but blackberry season at the Lowell location is coming soon. Check Facebook for updates.
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