Saturday, July 20 will be our LAST day to be open for picking in 2019! We will be open 7-11AM. Come see us to say goodbye until 2020!
Saturday, July 20th 7-11 am
It gets fairly hot in June-July, so a hat, sunscreen and water are advisable. Other than that, you only need to bring cash or a credit/debit card. We provide buckets to pick into and bags to take your berries home in.
You Pick 'em blackberries: $5/lb
(1 lb is approximately one level quart)
0-2 oz No charge
3-6 oz $1.25
7-10 oz $2.50
11-14 oz $3.75
15-16 oz $5.00 (full pound)
Our thornless blackberries are grown in rows and trellis-trained for easy picking. We mow between rows and around the field, and have not experienced any problems with ticks or chiggers.
Blackberries are perishable and need to be refrigerated as soon as possible after picking. A general rule of thumb is to use them within 5 days when properly stored. Of course, they freeze well for later use too.
Blackberries do not ripen after they are picked and have a fairly short shelf life. The berries available in the grocery store are specific varieties chosen for their shipping durability. Our blackberry varieties were purposely selected for their size and AMAZING flavor.
We anticipate our picking season to start early June and run 5-6 weeks. Check this site, our Facebook page, our Instagram site, or give us a call at 405-385-9386 for updates regarding opening day and picking days & times (based on availability of ripe berries).
Improvements for 2019
For those of you who have been out to pick before, especially last year, you know that parking and driving in/out has sometimes been problematic. We made two improvements late last year that should eliminate these problems:
1. Additional parking. The parking area has at times gotten very crowded, making parking difficult. To ease this problem, there is now an additional parking area located directly behind the barn.
2. One-way traffic flow. In past years there have been traffic flow problems with cars entering and exiting via the single lane road. We have cut a new road from the parking areas that exits onto N Western Rd, so no more traffic jams!
Go N on Main/Washington (which turns into Hwy 177). Approximately 1.3 miles past the turnpike, turn left (W) on Glencoe Rd for 1 mile to N Western Rd. Turn right (N) and enter the gate on your left at the top of the hill and follow the gravel drive.
From Ponca City:
Go S on Hwy 177. At 4 miles past “Four Corners” (with a blinking red stoplight) turn right (W) on Lone Chimney Rd, go 1 mile to N Western Rd and turn left (S), and the gate will be on the right about ¾ mile at the top of the hill.
8920 N Western Rd
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