Summer tastes sweeter now that The Natural State’s juiciest fruits are ripe for the picking, and they're as beautiful as they are tasty.

Shop the freshest in-season berries at your local market, farm or orchard, and keep reading for our berry favorite fruit stops in central Arkansas and beyond.

The homegrown flavor will take your summer recipes and fun to the next level. The harvest is both nutritious and plentiful with many pick-your-own farms, drive-thru stands and weekly farmers markets to choose from.

 

CENTRAL ARKANSAS:

Barnhill Orchards

Where: 277 Sandhill Road, Lonoke

When: Open daily from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

What: Strawberries are available now. Blackberries, blueberries and cantaloupe will be available starting in June.

For info: 501.286.2677 | Facebook | Instagram | barnhillorchards.com

 

 

Holland Bottom Farm

Where: 1255 Bill Foster Memorial Hwy, Cabot

When: Open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. or until sold out.

What: Strawberries are available now. Blueberries, blackberries, watermelons, cantaloupes and peaches will be available soon.

For info: 501.259.9986 | Facebook | Instagram | hollandbottomfarmllc.com

 

The Cabot Patch

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.

What: Strawberries are available now. Peaches will be ripe soon.

For info: 501.605.1313 | Facebook

 

Little Rock Farmers Market

Where: 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock

When: Every Saturday from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

What: Arkansas-raised assortment of fruits and vegetables including peaches and strawberries.

For info: 501.370.3220 | Facebook | Instagram | rivermarket.info

 

 

Cadron Crest Orchard

Where: 86 Mode Road, Greenbrier, AR

When: Check Facebook for daily updates.

What: Strawberries are available now. Peaches and other berries will be available soon.

For info: Facebook

 

Wye Mountain Farm

Where: 20309 AR-113, Roland

When: TBD // Check Facebook for daily updates.

What: Blueberries will be available soon.

For info: 501.330.1906 | Facebook | Instagram

 

 

Caney Creek Berry Farm

Where: 2568 Little Creek Drive, Conway

When: TBD // Check Facebook for daily updates.

What: Blueberries and peaches will be available soon.

For info: 501.548.0475 | Facebook

 

St. Joseph Farm Stand

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.

What: Strawberries are available now. Blackberries will be available soon.

For info: 501.482.1908 | Facebook | Instagram | stjosephcenter.com

 

The Nursurie

Where: 7901 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock

When: Open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What: Arkansas strawberries and apples are available now.

For info: 501.438.0808 | Facebook | Instagram | thenursurie.com

 

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Drewery Farm & Orchards

Where: 267 Vaughns Circle, Dover

When: Open Thursday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

What: Strawberries are available now. Peaches will be available soon.

For info: Facebook | Instagram

 

RidgeRunner Berry Farm & Chapel

Where: 400 Creek Road, Floral

When: TBD // Call for updates.

What: Blackberries and blueberries will be available soon.

For info: 501.765.5608 | Facebook

 

BEYOND CENTRAL ARKANSAS:

Plan a day trip or staycation to support growers from all around the state. The many "u-pick" or pick-your-own farms are a great way to get the entire family outdoors for some summer fun. From northwest Arkansas to the Delta, there are peaches, strawberries, blueberries, apples and more waiting to be savored. Here are some recommendations:

 

 

Looking for recipe ideas? Here are four tried and true strawberry-packed favorites the whole family will love: