Today we are traveling to the Louisiana Strawberry capital and visiting a strawberry patch to pick some juicy ripe berries. To the farm we go in Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes. The rich, loamy and silty soil in these parishes is great for growing strawberries
You Pick Farm : Mrs. Heather’s Strawberry Farm
Located at 31458 Hwy 43, Albany, LA 70711, Mrs. Heather’s Strawberry Farm has been a great attraction and place for kids as well as adults for more than decades in the Hammond & Albany area.
When you come to the farm, you’ll get to enjoy fresh & delicious strawberries and all the fun activities that Mrs. Heather has set up for you!
Welcome to Mrs. Heather’s Strawberry Farm!http://thfarms.com/strawberry/about/
Learn How A Strawberry Grows
• Pick Your Own Strawberries From the Strawberry Patch – Children actually walk through the Strawberry Patch and pick their own strawberries to take home with them.
• Face and Hand Painting
• Tractor Races
• Picnic Area
• Bouncing Race Horse
• Jumping Pillow
• Birthday Parties
Louisiana Strawberry Capital : City of Ponchatoula
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival: 2021 is canceled. But 2022 is planned for April. https://www.facebook.com/PONCHATOULASTRAWBERRYFEST
▢1 lb fresh Strawberries
- ▢1 1/2 cups Sugar
- ▢2 Tbs lemon juice
- ▢½ tsp lemon zest
- Wash and slice the strawberries, removing the hulls and green tops.
- Add them to a saucepan, and mix the sugar in well.
- Stir continually over medium heat, and bring the strawberries to boil.
- Once boiling, add the lemon juice and zest (if using).
- Boil for about 15 minutes, or until the jam reaches 220F.
- Stir often, to make sure the jam doesn’t burn.
- Pour into a jar and allow to cool.
- Cover and refrigerate.
- Use within about 2 weeks (if it lasts that long).