SHREVEPORT, LA - Have you ever gone to one of the local farms to pick fresh fruits or veggies? If is such a great outing for the family. And there is nothing better than fresh grown produce from the local area. You can find several great options for fresh fruits and veggies near Shreveport Bossier.

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Of course, we have several farmer's markets, but if you want to do it yourself, you will find the prices much better and doing it yourself is so much fun.

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You do want to check the seasons first to make sure the items you want will be ready.

As a youngster, we would often go to Tangipahoa Parish near Ponchatoula to pick fresh Louisiana strawberries. I must admit, I ate a few right off the bush while pick because they were so sweet and juicy. We filled up bucket after bucket during those outings. We had strawberries for an entire year. My Mom would use these for pies and so much more. There is nothing like a bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with fresh strawberries.

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This is one of those events children will etch into their memory bank and grown-ups will love seeing those little faces when they realize all these delicious items are growing all around us.

My best advice is to get in touch with these spots before you go to make sure they have ripe fruits ready for you. The prices will also vary depending on what you want to pick. Many of these spots will also sell you pre-picked items if you don't want to do the work.

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