CategoryStrawberry Capital

Strawberry Capital of the World Is Known as Ponchatoula and Hammond Louisiana.  There is a yearly strawberry festival that is held in Ponchatoula featuring a lot of local made strawberry wine.  This area of Louisiana has many strawberry farms where you can pick your own. This is fun for the whole family. Plan a day of strawberry pickin! The area’s location along the Mississippi delta provides some of the best soil that is perfect for farming great tasting berries. California and Florida may be the largest growers of strawberries but Ponchatoula claims to have the sweetest berries in the world. This small town is transposed every year when over 350,000 people travel to this area to attend and celebrate the King Of Strawberres and the history of the Tangipahoa Parish Strawberry Farming industry. The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
is held every year on the first or second weekend of April around the Easter holidays.

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