Our taste buds love nothing more than fresh berries straight from the berry patch. Luckily, Arkansans can pick blueberries, blackberries and raspberries at several sweet farms — even this year. While many of our favorite berry patches are still open, it is more important than ever to call before you visit. Kids may or may not be allowed to pick this year, and, as always, berry-picking may be suspended due to rain, extreme heat or limited supplies. 

Cox Berry Farm in Clarksville

This family-owned farm on Redlick Mountain has been in business for more than 40 years, and offers multiple pick-your-own experiences throughout the year. Cox Berry Farm will not have strawberry or blueberries this year. However, they plan to open in June for blackberries and peaches.

The Details:

Where: 1081 Hwy 818, Clarksville 

When: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Monday-Saturday

For info: Facebook | CoxBerryFarm.com | 479-754-3707

Fenton’s Berry Farm in Harrison 

The Fenton team is currently taking orders for blueberries, and also plan to have u-pick available. The season should start early June. 

The Details: 

Where: 7217 Fork Creek Road, Harrison

When: Blueberry season should kickoff early June

For info: Facebook | AllThingsFenton.com | 870-741-6871

Mountain Home Berry Farm in Mountain Home

Watch Mountain Home Berry Farm’s Facebook for picking information on raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. You can also order pre-picked berries or visit their store for jams, salsas, sauces, spices and more. 

The Details: 

Where: 693 County Road 57, Mountain Home

When: Blueberry season should kickoff June 3 or 4

For info: Facebook | MountainHomeBerryFarm | 870-425-7028

Renee’s Berry Garden in London 

This farm will be open with social distancing guidelines in place and the kids’ sandbox closed. Bring your own hand sanitizer if possible and make sure to call ahead for conditions and availability. Blueberry season should start May 28 and blackberries should start around June 6. 

The Details: 

Where: 1265 Will Baker Road, London

When: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. | closed on Saturdays at 2 p.m.; closed Sundays and Thursdays

For info: Site | 479-293-3229 

Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries in Roland 

This farm will be open with social distancing guidelines in place and the kids’ play area closed. You can come pick blueberries and blackberries through July. Fresh cut flowers will also be available for purchase. Check Facebook and call ahead for the latest picking details. 

The Details: 

Where: 20309 Hwy 113, Roland

When: 7 a.m.-12 p.m. (or berries are picked) | Monday-Saturday

For info: Facebook | WyeMountain.net | 501-330-1906

Even More Fresh Fruit! 

The Cabot Patch in Cabot 

This farm’s strawberry season just ended, but watch their Facebook for fresh peaches later this summer.  

The Details:

Where: 500 Mount Carmel Road, Cabot (plus, various stand locations)

When: Typically opens at 8 a.m. 

For info: Facebook | 501-517-4680 

Safety Tips

The farms supply buckets or containers to hold your pickings, and many sell or provide water for hot days. But here are a few things to keep in mind before you head to the berry patch.

• Wear sunscreen and/or hats—it gets hot in the field!

• Use an insect repellent—ticks and other bugs are common on the farm—and be aware of stinging insects.

• Wear closed toe shoes.

• Drink plenty of water and bring extra bottles for the whole family.

• Take frequent rests in the shade if you or your child feels hot.