There's something extra special about using ingredients grown by the local farmers in Louisiana. Not only does buying local help the local economy, but the produce these farms offer is fresher and more nutritious. Our real estate agents make mealtime a special treat with fresh produce from these wonderful local farms. Get ready for harvest time and plan a trip to these local farms that are within driving distance of many Baton Rouge homes for sale.
- Sunhillow Berry Farm - 33510 Magee-Mahner Rd., Pearl River, LA 70452
Loaded with antioxidants and low in calories, blueberries are considered one of nature's superfoods. Healthy eating is easy with ripe, juicy blueberries from Sunhillow Berry Farm, only minutes from Pearl River homes for sale. In season, you can also find mayhaws and muscadines, perfect for jams and jellies. Prices are $10 per gallon, charged by the honor system. Sunhillow opens Memorial Day weekend, with hours from dawn until dusk. Watch their Facebook page for updates.
- Mrs. Heather's Strawberry Farm - 31458 LA-43, Albany, LA 70711
Plan a day of fun for the whole family with a visit to Mrs. Heather's Strawberry Farm, not far from Albany homes for sale. With kid-friendly activities such as games, face-painting, swings and slides, a zipline, and appearances by popular cartoon characters, Mrs. Heather's is a delightful cross between a farm and an amusement park. Pick your fill of luscious berries from the Strawberry Patch as you learn the fascinating story of how they grow. Of course, everyone gets one of Mrs. Heather's signature chocolate-dipped strawberries. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the tables on the grounds. Admission is $3 for adults and $8 for kids. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
- Covey Rise Farms - 24009 Singing Waterfall Rd., Husser, LA 70442
From a modest 10-acre site in 2009, Covey Rise Farms has grown to 50 acres, where they grow more than 35 types of vegetables. Members of their Produce Club receive weekly delivery of a box packed full of bell peppers, squash, potatoes, cauliflowers, tomatoes, and other products curated to their preferences. Customers can also purchase one-time farm shares in sizes from mini to family. Spending a day viewing Husser homes for sale? Make a reservation at their on-site restaurant for one of their exquisite, four-course farm-to-table meals.
- Credo Farms - 20085 Carriage Dr., Amite, LA 70422
Raising animals in a pasture is labor-intensive, but it's a far more humane, sustainable, and eco-friendly procedure than traditional confinement-based methods. Credo Farms believes pasture-raised animals are well worth the time and effort. They deliver their grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken, eggs, fruits, and vegetables direct from their farm by Amite homes for sale. Other available products include homemade kombucha and hand-crafted soap in great scents such as lavender, coffee, and eucalyptus mint.
- Ridemore Farm - 22154 John T. Prats Rd., Covington, LA 70435
After his engineering career took them around the country, Danny Prats and his wife Linda returned to the place that once held his parents' dairy farm, right by Covington homes for sale. In 2004, Danny and his brothers divided the land, and he and Linda built their dream house, creating Ridemore Farm. Blueberries, blackberries, and seasonal vegetables are available for picking, with prices charged by the pound. Kids love feeding the horses and goats and petting Andy, the farm dog. Bring a picnic breakfast or lunch to enjoy in the shade of the stunning oak trees. Ridemore Farm opens in late May. Follow them on Facebook or sign up for their email newsletter to learn more.
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