Hays Berry Farms, based in Dumas, Mississippi, was founded almost by accident. In the year 2000, we planted 6 plants for our personal use. In 2001, nearby neighbors saw the berries we produced and asked if we had enough to give away. So we planted 4 more plants in the fall of 2001 to meet their needs. The following year we continued to increase our crop, with a total of 15 plants. This continued through 2004-2005 when we had 23 plants, then 50, then 150, 300, 800, and 1,000 by the year 2010.
Thanks to increasing demand, we’ve started an expansion project for the farm. In 2013, we had 8 miles of trellised blackberries, and 7,000 plants, with more plants being added often!
As you can see, Hays Berry Farms continues to grow. We hope you’ll stop by and see what we have to offer.