"Where can my kids visit a farm and pick their own berries?" It's summer, and that's one of the most oft-asked questions here at TDT lately.
I have to say, I'm so, so glad that you're asking. Picking berries with the kids isn't only an easy and satisfying way to spend time together as a family, but it's also great for building bright minds and healthy bodies. Plus, freshly picked berries is one of the most magical taste adventures there is. Ask anyone who's had a just-picked strawberry, or a cobbler made from the blackberry bush out back. It's heaven in a Pyrex pan.
After the jump is a list of berry farms in the Tulsa area at which you and your kids are welcome to pick to your heart's content.
Call ahead for guest hours, and have fun!
Bucket of Berries
Where: 13695 Dugans Road in Sapulpa
Phone: (918) 227-0101
When: Mid-April thru Mid-July
What's available: Blackberries, strawberries and blueberries.
Cedar Bluff Raspberries
Where: 3101 Stanfield Road in Sapulpa
Phone: (918) 227-3589
What's available: Raspberries. With a capital-R.
Cimmaron Valley Ranch
Where: RR 1, Box 30 in Cleveland
Phone: (918) 694-9281
What's available: Apples, cherries and peaches.
Deep Fork Farms
Where: 11265 Dentonville Road in Okmulgee
Phone: (918) 267-3477
What's available: You get your organic pecans from Deep Fork Farms, but did you know that during the summer, you can get other organic produce from them, too?
Hatcher's Farm and Greenhouse
Where: Route 1 Box 63A in Sand Springs
Phone: (918) 245-7143
What's available: Apples, blueberries and blackberries.
Where: 14649 Creager Road in Hectorville
Phone: (918) 366-4881
What's available: Blackberries, baby!
Where: 39232 E. 231st. St. South in Porter
Phone: (918) 483-2102
When: Mid-June thru October
What's available: Livesay is famous for Porter Peaches, but a variety of local fruits and vegetables are available there.
Lone Bird Blackberries
Where: 26168 E. 191st. South in Haskell
Phone: (918) 482-3884
What's available: Blackberries, blackberries and, oh yeah, more blackberries. Yum!
Owasso Tree and Berry Farm
Where: 11039 N. 129th East Ave. in Owasso
Phone: (918) 272-9445
What's available: You buy your Christmas tree here, so why not pick your blackberries here, too?
Ritchie Blackberry Farm
Where: 100 N. Mt. Vernon Road in Yale
Phone: (918) 605-6226
What's available: Blackberries to your heart's content - thornless varieties, even.
Where: 4 miles north of Pawnee on Hwy 18
Phone: (918) 767-2142
What's available: Got blackberries? No? Get 'em here.
The Peppermint Dragon
Where: 7920 W. 133rd St. South in Sapulpa
Phone: (918) 224-5337
What's available: Everything from blackberries to peppers to pre-picked produce.
The Toomey's Black 'n' Blue Thornless Berry Farm
Where: 22629 E. 61st Street in Broken Arrow
Phone: (918) 595-5881
What's available: Blackberries, blackberry preserves and, probably, blackberry accessories. Sorry - I watch too much King of the Hill and I couldn't help myself.
Where: 7515 S. Hansen Road in Broken Arrow
Phone: (918) 704-5374
What's available: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries - oh, my!
Where: 1211 E. 166th Street in Skiatook
What's available: Blackberries.
For more outdoor fun in Oklahoma this summer, check out Oklahoma Agritourism.
Looking to check out the local farmers' market with the fam? Check here for a complete list of area markets, times and locations.