Strawberry Season at Mrs. Heather’s Farm

Strawberry Season at Mrs. Heather’s Farm

Spring is here, and the weather has been amazing! We took a drive to Mrs. Heather’s Strawberry Farm in Albany, Louisiana (about a 40 minute drive from Mandeville). Mrs. Heather, also known for her pumpkin patch, is open 9-5 every day of the week, from mid-March to mid-May.

The strawberry farm has three large areas where families can walk between the rows to find the juiciest, reddest berries. They are so sweet and ripe; we had a great time seeing who could find the best ones! (Pro tip: head to the farthest planting area behind the restroom building where less people travel!)

There are two bucket sizes available: a small bucket for $10 and a large bucket for $20. My kids eat a ton of fruit, so we opted for one of each. Then you can sit under one of the covered awnings and taste your bounty.

A large play area offers lots of space to run free, including a slide, swings, a jumpy, pretend cow with utters, and chickens to watch. There are several photo opps set up across the property as well. Mrs. Heather’s sells strawberry products and other goodies at their booth, and face-painting is sometimes available.

Strawberry-Picking Tips:

  • Pack a cooler with water and leave it in your trunk for all the thirsty ones when you get back to your car.
  • Bring older shoes or rain boots as the planting rows can be a bit muddy
  • Baby wipes are great for wiping sticky mouths (these berries are juicy!)
  • Stop in Hammond on your way home to eat pizza at Tommy’s on Thomas

You can visit Mrs. Heather’s at 31458 LA-43, Albany, LA 70711. 

Rachel Harris Ledet
A New Orleans native and entrepreneur, Rachel is a mom of four with an active schedule. Rachel maintains a daily balance of running her own marketing firm, 30|90 Marketing, managing her kids’ schedules, and maintaining extracurriculars including coaching dance, volunteering, and occasionally teaching courses. Rachel lives in Mandeville with her best friend and husband Lenny, daughters Addison and Amelia, stepson Luke, and son Tucker. With a family of six and a million balls in the air, Rachel keeps things light by continuously learning, spending time with amazing friends, blogging, finding any route to a concert or outdoor festival, and planning her next getaway with her husband. A sense of humor can get you through almost anything, so she tends to surround herself with fabulous and very funny people.


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