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Spring and summer are the perfect time to introduce new fruits and veggies to your kids. Luckily, it just so happens to be berry-picking season in Oklahoma! Believe it or not, our state’s climate is perfect for a few types of berries. There are bushels of great places to pick strawberries, blueberries and blackberries from early May through September.
Not only will a “pick your own” day be a fun outing with the family, it’s also a great way to get your picky eaters to try new fruits and veggies!
One helpful tip: Kids are more likely to try something new when they know where their food comes from.
Where to Pick Berries in Oklahoma
To get you started, we’ve highlighted farms from a few different regions of the state that are welcoming berry-pickers this month! Be sure to check out their websites for hours and locations. Additionally, this is not a complete list, so be sure to explore additional options in your area.
Agape House Berry Farm: 10912 S Czech Hall Rd., Mustang, OK
Bring the family out for a fun-filled outdoor experience at Agape House Berry Farm in Mustang! Grab a bucket and explore the berry patch, filling it as you go. Fortunately, the blackberries at Agape House are thornless and set up for safe and easy picking.
More Central OK Options:
Buffalo Creek Berry Farm – Mustang
Wind Drift Orchards – Harrah
Gibson Gardens: 18406 S 73rd. E Ave., Bixby, OK.
Gibson Gardens is known for their vine-ripened, flavor-packed Heirloom and Beefsteak tomatoes. You can also pick your own delicious strawberries and blackberries on select dates in the garden or find them at several farmers markets in the area.
More NE OK Options:
Endicott Farms – Mounds
Thunderbird Berry Farm – Broken Arrow
N40 Berries – Stillwater
Maple Creek Berry Farm, 33423 Pleasant Valley Rd., Poteau, OK
Maple Creek has over 2,000 blueberry plants of different varieties. They provide everything needed for picking, including convenient take-home bags. Be ready to eat the best blueberries you’ve ever tasted!
More SE OK Options:
Maple Creek Berry Farm – Poteau
Creekside Berry Farm – Red Oak
Make a Plan for Those Berries!
The last thing you want to happen is for all of your fresh-picked berries to sit on the counter and go to waste. Put your berries to use in some of our favorite recipes. If you aren’t able to use all of them right away, freeze them! They’re the perfect addition to a smoothie!
The Oklahoma berry harvest is calling your name! There are so many options for picking, and so many fun recipes to try out. We hope you and your family get the chance to get out of the house and give it a try this season. You might just make some fun memories along the way!
For a full list of pick-your-own farms, a clickable map and an easy-to-read guide for what’s in season across Oklahoma, visit PickYourOwn.org.