Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > New Orleans >
Apr 26, 2009 08:41 PM

ponchatoula strawberries

Are ponchatoula strawberries still in season? Are they available at a regular grocery store (like Rouses on Carrolton)? If not, do you know where I could find some this week?


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Yes, I've still seen them around. You could get them at Whole Foods or Crescent City Farmers Market.

    1. If you were to drive to LaPlace they are $12 a flat under the I-10 at the first exit. If you go to Ponchatoula they are ten bucks a flat.

      1 Reply
      1. re: mrsfury

        I actually saw the strawberries sellers at the I-10 exit in Laplace, but couldn't take them back with me, so I didn't stop. They sure looked gorgeous though. If I was driving home I sure would've bought some, didn't need to torture myself.

      2. We just did a fundraiser selling them for my church. We sold 130 flats in a matter of days. I guess they really are good! I had never heard of them before this. I didn't get to sample any, unfortunately...I was out of town when they were delivered. The grower told us that the season is from Dec-April and that we can buy more starting then. We were supposed to get more flats, but the recent storms/rains prevented it.

        3 Replies
        1. re: amylovescupcakes

          They are much sweeter, flavorful, and less expensive this season than any in recent memory

          1. re: paz5559

            And I was thinking the exact opposite: I haven't seen flats for less than $10 (I can recall $8 and less within the last few years), and the berries have been large but relatively bland. Maybe you are geographically closer to the farmers than I am, which might account for lower prices.

            1. re: Hungry Celeste

              I just bought a flat on the side of US 90...$10, but it has a bunch of lagniappe berries piled on top.

        2. I've seen them at the Gretna Farmers Market and the Tues & Sat. Crescent City Farmers Markets for $12/flat, $7 or $8 a half flat. Rouses should have them as well, but probably more expensive.

          The Crescent City Farmers Market
          700 Magazine Street Corner of Girod Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA