Who doesn’t love a freshly ripened peach plucked right from the tree? Delicious and sweet with juice running down your arm as you drive home with your bushel of fruity heaven!
Every year people look forward to going to pick your own farms and orchards around the OKC metro. It is a great way to teach your kids about the growing cycle, why we should take care of our earth, and how hard work can pay off with a sweet (or savory) reward!
Most assume that you-pick places are made up of only fruits such as strawberries and peaches, but I am here to give you a few twists on the typical pick your own farms and orchards!
Agape House Berry Farm
Phone Number: 405-628-8092
Located in Mustang, OK they offer strawberries starting in April and blackberries starting in mid-June through mid-July. They will be $6 per pound for all berries. Their hours are Monday-Friday 10-7, Saturdays 10-3, and Sundays as availability allows.
Berry Creek Farm
Phone Number: 405- 659-3879
Located southeast of the metro in Blanchard, OK they will offer blackberries starting in late July and they will be $7 per pound. They will be doing pick your own by appointment only so please call before going!
Buffalo Creek Berry Farm
Phone Number: 405-412-4515
Located southeast of the metro in Mustang, OK. They will have strawberries ($6/lb), blackberries, sand plums, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, zuchinni, okra, cucumbers, green beans, peas, garlic, shallots, and other produce as well. They are open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-8pm and Sundays 2-7pm. They also have a farm stand that has picked produce as well! This farm is sure to not disappoint!
Faithful Farms Peach Orchard
Phone Number: 580-465-1071
Located south of OKC in Ardmore, OK. They offer a you pick peach orchard that will be producing around mid-June through August. They also have three large gardens that will include: cucumber, yellow squash, peppers, and okra. They have chickens and ducks that you can also collect eggs from! If you will be coming in a large group, call in advance so the farmers know to expect you!
The Farm on Fishmarket
Phone Number: 405-388-9598
Located east of Lexington this farms owners are fantastic. They have you pick strawberries starting in April and blackberries beginning early June. You can also purchase eggs from them at the farm or visit them at the Norman or Moore Farmers Market. Their hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10-5pm, Saturdays 8-5pm, and Sundays 1-5pm!
Sorghum Mill Christmas Tree & Blackberry Farm
Phone Number: 405-340-5488
Located in north Edmond, OK they offer pick your own blackberries starting in June and will have Christmas trees to cut down in November and December.
Wind Drift Orchards
Phone Number: 405-454-6618
With two locations on the east side of OKC in Harrah, OK, Wind Drift Orchards offers a variety of peaches that ripen at different times, so they can offer “you pick” from mid-June through August. The peach buds took a hard hit this spring with our late freezes here, so please call or check Facebook before heading out to pick to keep up to date with how the trees are holding up!
Tips & Tricks:
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothing as a lot of moving will be required and conditions may be muddy or dirty.
- Bring water to keep yourself and your kids hydrated! You can also check with the farm or orchard as they may have tables where you can bring your own picnic lunches as well!
- Always call ahead or check the farm’s Facebook page to receive the most up to date information! It would be a shame to drive to a location to not be able to pick the produce.
- Share with your friends and family on social media about your wonderful experience. These farms are all family owned and operated and they thrive on word of mouth! This is their livelihood!
- Bring cash unless you check with the farm or orchard prior to make sure they take cards!