Its been a great year for blackberries, with many to pick of all varieties. We are now at the end of the 2023 season and are closed until next year. We here at North 40 Blackberries want to thank all of you who came out this year to pick berries. As June of 2024 nears, watch this space for updates on when opening day 2024 will be.
Picking times will be the same as last year:
Monday 6-8 pm
Wednesday 7-10 am
Saturday 7-11 am
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)
Specially made from N40 berries
Very high berry content
A $1.00 production fee is charged for each purchase (NOT per lb)
There is a $5.00 minimum for credit card purchases.
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).
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
We've collected some of our favorite recipes for you. Some of these are personal, and others have been tested from the web. We hope that you enjoy these as much as we have.
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