Where to Get Arkansas Berries
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.
Where: 1081 Hwy 818, Clarksville
When: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Monday-Saturday
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.
Where: 7217 Fork Creek Road, Harrison
When: Blueberry season should kickoff early June
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.
Where: 693 County Road 57, Mountain Home
When: Blueberry season should kickoff June 3 or 4
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.
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.
Where: 20309 Hwy 113, Roland
When: 7 a.m.-12 p.m. (or berries are picked) | Monday-Saturday
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.
Where: 500 Mount Carmel Road, Cabot (plus, various stand locations)
When: Typically opens at 8 a.m.
For info: Facebook | 501-517-4680
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.