Hillcrest Blueberry Farm is the largest blueberry farm in all of Louisiana! Located in DeSoto Parish just a mile south of Gloster, we are a family owned farm specializing in fresh fruit sales. We have 139 acres of blueberries and two acres of blackberries.
Our Farm Store opens seasonally to offer u-pick or we pick fresh fruit. Frozen blueberries can be purchased year round by calling us at (318) 617-7497.
Originally a dairy farmer, owner John Alexander, decided to trade dairy for berries after his son Chris Alexander read an article in the Mansfield Enterprise newspaper back in 1992 about the profitability of blueberries. It didn't take long for the idea to take root. By fall 1992, John and his son Chris had 30,000 blueberry plants in the ground. Making the switch has proven to be a fruitful decision for the Alexander family. Chris took over the farm after his father retired in 2006 and now operates the largest blueberry farm in Louisiana.
Hillcrest Blueberry Farm is operated using conventional farming methods – not certified organic. An on-site air conditioned farm store offers u-pick and we-pick blueberries and blackberries along with refreshments and a variety of gourmet quality foods and is open seasonally. Follow the Hillcrest Blueberry Farm Facebook page for store news and special sale events.