Berry Picking with Your Family in the Tulsa Area
There's nothing sweeter than picking your own berries.
Thinking of berry picking in the Tulsa area? Here are five tips from Betsy Endicott of Endicott Farms to get you ready.
- All ages of kids are welcome, but elementary school age kids really enjoy the experience.
- Dress for the outdoors. Most berry farms are well maintained, but you should still wear sturdy shoes. Also, bring water to stay hydrated while picking.
- Make it an experience. Talk to the kids about the farm and growing food locally. Then, get them excited about eating and cooking on the way home.
- Be safe. Remember you are on a working farm, so especially keep an eye on young kids.
- Have fun! Enjoy your time on the farm and fruits of your labor.
While each year can vary, according to pickyourown.org, Oklahoma’s blackberry season typically begins in July, while blueberry-picking season starts in June and runs through July.
Hours (from a Facebook post made 6/23):
Location: 12811 S. Sheridan, Bixby
Find them online at facebook.com/joesfarmbixby and joesfarmok.com
Opening Day: Open for blackberry picking as of 6/14.
Hours (Information from a Facebook post on 6/14): “Monday-Friday pickers are welcome to arrive any time 9 a.m.-4 p.m., reservations are required for Saturdays. All reservations are made through our website, and we do still have some availability for this weekend!
Price: Blackberries are $6.50/pound to pick
Location: 33423 Pleasant Valley Road, Poteau
Find them on facebook.com/maplecreekberryfarm or oklahomablueberries.com.
Opening Day: Now open! Check out their Facebook page for details/updates
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7 p.m.-dark; Saturdays, 7-11 a.m. (Follow on Facebook for updates)
Price: $5/quart, you-pick
Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 a.m.-12 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Price: Blackberries are $5.50/pound; Blueberries are $6.00/pound
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Also open select Friday evenings
Price: $4/pound, u-pick; $5.50/pound, pre-picked (if available)