We're officially in berry-picking season and living in The Natural State is really paying off right about now.

But before you head to your favorite local berry patch, remember it's always a good practice to check in before you go, not only to find updated condition, but as always, because berry-picking may be suspended due to rain, extreme heat or limited supplies.

Now, let's get picking!


The Cabot Patch

For this Cabot you-pick patch, the strawberry season typically ends in late May or early June, and peach season follows shortly after. Plus, if your picking plans get rained out, you can always head to their stand at 3885 Hwy 89 South to stock up on fresh fruit.

Where: 3885 Hwy 89 South or 500 Mt. Carmel Road, Cabot

When: Open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Info: 501.605.1313 | Facebook


Caney Creek Berry Farm

You may have to wait a couple more weeks before you can dive into these berries, but we promise it'll be worth the wait. This year the farm's berry season begins around mid-June with all the blueberries and blackberries you can eat, plus peaches.

Where: 2568 Little Creek Drive, Conway

When: TBD // Check Facebook for updates

Info: 501.548.0475 | Facebook



Salt Box Farm

Want berries now? You’re in luck. This Benton farm has rows and rows of fresh, juicy strawberries for you to pick, and the sweet season is only just getting started.

Where: 2019 Johnson Lane, Benton

When: TBD // Check Facebook for updates 

Info: 501.317.0135 | Facebook | Instagram


Wye Mountain Farm

On the scenic drive to Wye Mountain, you'll find this family farm that provides pick-your-own blueberries and blackberries. Typically, blueberries begin ripening around Memorial Day and Arkansas-bred varieties of thornless blackberries just a couple weeks later. You can also pick up freshly cut flowers, courtesy of Wye Mountain's more than 20 years as a specialty cut flower grower.

Where: 20309 AR-113, Roland

When: TBD // Check Facebook for daily updates.

Info: 501.330.1906 | Facebook | Instagram | Website


Barnhill Orchards

This family-run, veteran-owned operation is nestled in the Sandhills of Lonoke County and produces delicious quality fruit including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and cantaloupe. Pick your own berries or find them locally at various markets around town.

Where: 1 Sandhill Road, Lonoke

When: Open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Info: 501.286.2677 | Facebook | Instagram | Website



Holland Bottom Farm

Known for its sweet strawberries and summer produce, this Cabot farm offers pre-picked berry flats straight from the farm to the table. Plus, their blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, cantaloupes and peaches will be available soon.

Where: 1255 Bill Foster Memorial Hwy, Cabot

When: Open daily from 12-6 p.m. or until sold out.

Info: 501.259.9986 | Facebook | Instagram | Website


Cadron Crest Orchard

Cadron Crest Orchard was the Faulkner County Farm Family of the Year in 2020. Fruits raised at this you-pick farm include strawberries, peaches, apples, grapes, watermelon and cantaloupe.

Where: 86 Mode Road, Greenbrier

When: TBD // Check Facebook for updates

Info: 501.679.3243 | Facebook


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St. Joseph Farm Stand

Find a wide variety of Arkansas-grown fruits, vegetables and other products at this 112-year-old historic farm. Strawberries are available now and blackberries will be available soon.

Where: 6800 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock

When: Open Wednesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 - 5 p.m.

Info: 501.482.1908 | Facebook | Instagram | Website


Don’t have the time to drive out and pick your own berries? Check out our 2023 guide to farmers markets in the metro to get your freshness fast.


Safety Tips:

Many 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 feel hot.

Know another location that should be on our list? Send the details to info@littlerocksoiree.com.