Holland Bottom Farm is a family owned farm. We started growing strawberries in 1982 as a U-Pic operation. This changed in 1996. Using the latest technology, we started growing strawberries on black plastic to help reduce disease, weeds, for a better quality of berry and longer growing season. The strawberry plants are grown and shipped from northern California and are planted in mid-October. After planting they are monitored carefully for several weeks and will then lay in dormancy for the winter. Depending on weather conditions and growth of the berries, row covers are used for growth in October and November, protection against the bitter cold, and frost protection for the blooms in March and April.
The strawberry season normally begins around the 20th of April (depending on the weather conditions) and lasts till June 1st. Our berries are sold pre-picked at Holland Bottom Farm Produce Stand (Hwy 321) and are picked fresh every day. We pick and sell our berries very ripe thereby giving the customer the sweetest strawberry possible. Our berries are renowned as the sweetest berries in Arkansas. Normally berries are most plentiful around Mother’s Day. We have loyal customers from all over the State of Arkansas as well as surrounding states that plan their vacation and/or visits to Cabot for our strawberries. Our berries have been sent to Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, as far north as New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Alaska to name a few places. Our berries are sold by the Kyzer girls at the Little Rock Farmer’s Market. We also have a truck that goes to Searcy, Arkansas to sell our berries. This location is across from the local hospital on Race Street.
From June 1 and throughout the summer, we grow and sell summer fruits and vegetables including peaches (7 to 8 varieties), sweet onions, okra, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh purple hull peas (and frozen, ready to cook), sweet corn, peppers, and melons. When available we also have Arkansas blueberries and blackberries. We also have a large fireworks tent to celebrate the 4th of July holiday.
In the fall we grow pumpkins. We do hay rides on the weekends. We also have straw and Mums.
We hope you will come to Holland Bottom Farm for all of your home grown fruits and vegetables.