Pick it. Take it. Make it.
That’s the recommendation of Oklahoma Agritourism.
In May, Oklahoma Agritourism is launching the Oklahoma Jelly Making Trails to encourage visitation of farms during the fun, warm summer months. In May you don’t pick these berries off the shelf. On the Oklahoma Jelly Making Trails you pick them off the tree or the vine, from the orchard or the patch from May through August.
Oklahoma Jelly Making Trails are grouped by area and have different crops available for picking, or picking up. The Jelly Making Trail includes two area farms. They are Cal2homa Christmas Tree & Mum Farm at Gore and Wild Things Farm at Pocola.
To contact Cal2homa Christmas Tree & Mum Farm call 918-489-2876.
To contact Wild Things Farm call 918-626-4053. From now till the end of May, Wild Things Farm has strawberries available. The berries are $1.90 a pound for you-pick, or $3.50 a pound if already picked. Blueberries will be available from the end of June through August, and blackberries will be available from the end of June through July.
There are 47 participating farms on the Oklahoma Jelly Making Trails. Each farm will have stickers, jelly labels to put on canning jars and a map to continue exploring Oklahoma farms.
Oklahoma Agritourism encourages visitors to contact a farm before heading out, to make sure that they are open on that particular day or to ask for directions.
Those interested in picking berries can find a nearby farm by going to okjellymaking.com
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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