• WHAT IS MAYHAW?

    The mayhaw (crataegus opaca) is a fruit about 1/2" to 1" in diameter. Ripe from mid-April through early May, its fruit color varies from bright red to reddish yellow. It is not a desirable berry for eating raw

    The mayhaw is a Hawthorne native to the southeastern states that is normally a 20 - 30 foot tree at maturity. Usually found in low, wet, slightly acid areas, mayhaws produce best on good upland soils in full sun.

    The mayhaw normally flowers in February and March. Ball-shaped at maturity, the mayhaw tree makes a beautiful ornamental.

    Historically, Mayhaws have been harvested in backwoods sloughs, swamps, and river bottoms. Boats are sometimes utilized in the harvest of wild mayhaws. Limbs are shaken over the boat and nets are used to scoop them out of the water. Accessibility has dwindled over the years as developers have cleared the woodlands. Commercial and home orchards are now being created with grafted mayhaws.

     

    Louisiana mayhaws are also being utilized by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the USDA for reforestation as a wildlife food.

    The mayhaw is best known for the delicious, unique jelly that has been a southern favorite for generations. There are endless possibilities for processed mayhaws such as flavoring, butter, jam, sauces, pie filling, coffee cakes, ice cream, wine, etc.

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    The Louisiana Mayhaw Association

     

     

     

  • GOALS

    1. Educate the public in order to promote a positive image and wider acceptance of mayhaws and mayhaw products
    2. Build a network of mayhaw producers through the Mayhaw Association for the exchange of information and ideas
    3. Encourage ongoing research into all aspects of culture and uses of mayhaws and mayhaw products
    4. Create and maintain standards for mayhaw and mayhaw products to insure a quality product
    5. Promote the quality and uniqueness of mayhaw products through an aggressive marketing campaign
  • MISSION

    The MISSION of the Louisiana Mayhaw Association (LMA) is to serve mayhaw growers in all states with the purpose of allying its members for representation, promotion, education, production of high quality mayhaw trees, fruit and to further develop markets through research and marketing procedures.

    VISION

    The VISION of the Louisiana Mayhaw Association (LMA) is to lead our members and the mayhaw industry to insure a sustainable and profitable future.

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  • LOUISIANA MAYHAW ASSOCIATION

    BOARD MEMBERS

    President

    Rayville, LA

    ☎️ (318) 334-0277

    Vice President

    Denham Springs, LA

    ☎️ (225) 665-8725

    Secretary

    Singer, LA

    ☎️ (337) 396-0640

    Treasurer

    Jackson, LA

    ☎️ (225) 405-1034

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    Member

    Saline, LA

    ☎️(318) 576-3220

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    Member

    Lake Providence, LA

    ☎️(318) 559-4546

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    Member

    Colfax, LA

    ☎️(318) 715-3308

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    Member

    DeRidder, LA

    ☎️(337) 463-9478

    Board

    Member

    Jackson, LA

    ☎️(225) 921-5775

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    Member

    Jasper, TX

    ☎️(409) 381-8895

     

     

    TBA

     

    Mississippi

    Board

    Member

    Colquitt, GA

    ☎️(229) 400-8533

    Board

    Member

    Monroe, LA

    ☎️(318) 557-8710

    Advisor

     

    Monroe,LA

    ☎️(318) 397-0778

    Advisor

     

    Alexandria, LA

    ☎️(318) 767-3966

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  • Membership benefits

    • Products distribution through Association distribution chain
    • Asociacion seal of trust qualification for your products
    • Full access to Associations resources and knowledge base
    • Listing in supplier database
    • Participation in bulk sales  
    • Quarterly Association meetings 
    • Special events and workshops
    • Latest technologies and information
     

    Application Procedure

    You can complete the Portable Data File (.pdf) on your computer then print it. You may chose to print the .pdf form and handwrite the information on the form. Please send completed application and check payable to

     

    Louisiana Mayhaw Association

    P O Box 382

    Jackson, LA 70748

     

     

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