Throughout Oklahoma you can find fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets, produce stands or even on street corners. But you can’t get any fresher than picking your own food straight from the source. There are several U-Pick Farms that offer delicious fruits and vegetables with a fun and unique experience to go with it. Every farm/orchard has their own picking season and hours, so check with each one before venturing out to pick. Here are 10 farms and orchards where you can pick the freshest food in the Sooner state.
1. Thunderbird Berry Farm: Broken Arrow
Thunderbird is a family owned and operated farm where you can pick many of your own fruits and vegetables. You can find asparagus, cucumbers, strawberries, sweet corn, blueberries and blackberries. You can also buy fresh eggs, honey, jam and frozen berries during non-harvest season, as well. They are located at 7515 S. 321st E. Ave., Broken Arrow, OK. Phone Number: 918-640-7168 or 918-398-33178
2. Livesay Orchard: Porter
Porter, Oklahoma is the Official Peach capital of Oklahoma and you can find some of the best peaches in the state at Livesay. You can pick your own apples, peaches and pumpkins during the season. Pick your own is open on select days from Mid-June thru October. They are located at 39232 E 231st St S, Porter, OK. Phone Number: 918-483-210.
3. Endicott Farms: Liberty-Mounds
If you love blackberries and blueberries, then make your way to Endicott Farms on Saturday mornings or Tuesday evenings during harvest season. Endicott Farms is a 30-acre farm with over 2-acres dedicated just to berries. You can also purchase locally-grown pecans at the farm. They are located at 13310 Adams Rd., Mounds, OK. Phone Number: 918-344-4582
4. Wild Things Farm: Pocola
Pick-your-own strawberries, blackberries and blueberries or pick-up other fruits and vegetables all ready to go. Wild Things has many events and activities to enjoy while at the farm. They are located at 700 Beaty, Pocola, OK. Phone Number: 918-626-4053
5. Vision Farms: Guthrie
Started as a farm to feed the hungry with good, quality food, Vision Farms has grown and added a U-Pick-It Garden just south of Guthrie. Peas, green beans, squash and okra are just a few of the foods that were planted in 2015. They are located at 109 S. Division St., Guthrie, OK. Phone Number: N/A
6. Maple Creek Berry Farm: Poteau
Maple Creek has planted over 2,000 blueberry plants of various varieties. They provide everything needed for picking, including take home bags. They are located at 33423 Pleasant Valley Road, Poteau, OK. Phone Number: 918-658-9139.
7. Wind Drift Orchards: Harrah
Enjoy beautiful, delicious peaches at this easy-to-pick orchard. Wind Drift offers 2 orchards with a variety of peaches and nectarines for picking during all the peach season. They are located at 19400 NE 63rd St. and 18499 NE 50th St., Harrah, OK. Phone Number: 405-454-6618 or 405-454-6601
8. Buffalo Creek Berry Farm: Mustang
Berry Creek is a solely owned and operated Pick-Your-Own Berry/Produce farm in Central Oklahoma.They are located at 9211 Sloan Rd., Mustang, OK. Phone Number: 405-412-4515
9. Berry Creek Farms: Blanchard
Pick-your own strawberries, peaches or grapes at this certified organic farm. You will find many other fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and meat available for purchase. They are located at 2021 S. Tyler Ave., Blanchard, OK. Phone Number: 405-659-3879.
10. Gibson Gardens: Bixby
Gibson Gardens is known for their vine-ripened, flavor packed "Heirloom and Beefsteak Tomatoes." You can pick-your-own delicious strawberries in the garden or find them at several farm markets. They are located at 18406 S. 73rd. East Avenue, Bixby, OK. Phone Number: 918-638-3858.
There are many more places to pick-your-own food in Oklahoma but they do not have an internet presence. If you would like to share one of your favorites, please comment below.