There is never a shortage of things to do in New Orleans with kids. Whether you are looking for things to do on a rainy day in New Orleans or the best splash pads in New Orleans, or general advice for visiting New Orleans with kids, New Orleans Mom has you covered. Whether it’s the best place to pick strawberries in Louisiana or a day trip to Fontainebleau State Park, we encourage you to explore all that Louisiana has to offer.
Worth the Drive: Bachman’s Blueberry Farm
Located in Bush, Louisiana, is the sweetest family-owned blueberry farm. Rows and rows of blueberry bushes are lush with fruit and ready for picking (usually Mid-May to Mid-July depending on the previous winter). This year, the blueberries were a little delayed and available late May to late July, but you can check the Bachman Facebook page for weekly updates and availabilities.
Bachman is named for the squirrels that inhabit the land (I had to ask). The Clark Family owns the farm and opens it up to families each year to pick their own buckets of berries. My kids love the eat-and-walk experience! A one-gallon bucket goes a very long way once you get home! We enjoyed making blueberry cobbler, blueberry muffins, and eating them fresh. (Make sure you rinse them well and let them dry on a towel before storing them in the refrigerator.)
At Bachman, you can also enjoy delicious blueberry lemonade and the most amazing cinnamon-topped muffins. Prices are really affordable, so you can add a little extra to the tip bucket for blueberries eaten along the way!
A few helpful tips:
- Wear tennis shoes in case the grass is wet or itchy to little toes.
- Bring bug spray and sunscreen.
- We packed a few bottles of water.
- Make sure to get the muffins!
- Leave your blueberries to air out on the way home before you wash them.
- Buckets (with straps) are provided for you.
- Cash only: Buckets are $12 and muffins are $2.
Bachman Blueberry Farm is located at 79126 Crump Road Bush, LA 70431, which is about 40 minutes from Mandeville or 1 hour from Metairie. Google directions will lead you straight there!