Where in Wichita Falls area of Texas to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: April 2014: Spring is just around the corner.  Strawberries are here in Florida, Texas and California, next in late March and April for much of the South, then in May for most of the country and June in cooler northern areas. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam!

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Wichita Falls area of Texas U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Archer County

Baylor County

Clay County

  • Morath Orchard - Peaches, Apples, Watermelons, Cherries, Tomatoes, Peas, Squash, Okra, Potatoes, Onions, Peppers  
    Charlie, TX. Phone: 940-544-2223, Phone: 940-544-2225. Directions: Three and a half miles past Thornberry Church on FM 171, 2 to 3 miles west of FM 810 near Charlie. 
  • Poor Farm - Blackberries, Peaches 
    Charlie, TX. Phone: 940-544-2442. Call for availability. Directions: One mile west of Charlie on FM 171, or 18 miles NE of Wichita Falls on FM 171. 
  • Tucker’s Farm -  Peaches, Seasonal Vegetables, Pecans 
    9594 FM 171, Wichita Falls (Charlie), TX. Phone: 940-544-2455, Phone: 940-544-2235. Directions: About 20 miles NE of Wichita Falls on FM 171 near Charlie. Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm. Crop availability: Peaches June-August; Pecans November-January; Seasonal Vegetables in Summer.
  • Tuckers Farm Too - Strawberries, Peaches, Blackberries, Apples, Seedless Grapes, Watermelons, Peas, Cherries, Pecans 
    Charlie, TX. Phone: 940-544-2487, Phone: 940)544-2235. Directions: North of Thornberry Baptist Church one quarter mile on FM 171 near Charlie.
  • Westside Orchard - Peaches, Pecans, Seasonal Vegetables 
    NE of Wichita Falls 15 miles on FM 171 near Charlie. Phone: 940-544-2447 
  • Young's Orchard and Berry Farm - Strawberries, Peaches, Plums, Blackberries, melons, Seasonal Vegetables, honey, Pecans
    9978 W. FM 171, Wichita Falls, TX. Phone: 940-544-2211. Alternate Phone: 940-631-8284 (Mobile). E-mail: orchard@wf.net. Directions: 14 miles NE of Wichita Falls on FM 171, two (2) miles west of FM 810 near Charlie. See Map At Website. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am. to 6 pm during Harvest Season. Strawberries, Peaches, Plums, Cantaloupes, Cucumbers, Black-eyed Peas, Blackberries, Eggplant, Peaches, Strawberries, Watermelon, Tomatoes, Peppers, Okra, Onions, Plums, Squash, New Potatoes, Pecans.

Foard County

Hardeman County

Haskell County

Jack County

Knox County

Throckmorton County

Wichita County

  • Ponies2you - pony rides
    11668 McFall Road, Iowa Park, TX 76367. Phone: 940-257-7515. Email: farminadell@peoplepc.com. Open: Pony rides and/or petting farm animals brought to your convenient location.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . Cash or local check, call for reservations, 7 days a week. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 06, 2011)

Wilbarger County

Young County


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

 


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Baylor County

  • Hail Storm Farm - Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, chickens, Beautiful rural setting, hunting nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking permitted, Fresh eggs, birthday parties, school tours
    5734 Us Highway 82 West, Seymour , TX 76380. Phone: 940-889-6556. Email: kickapoograndpa@yahoo.com. Open: May through October, Thursday through Saturday, 9:00am to end of event scheduled or 10:00pm. Directions: From Seymour west 7.2 miles on Highway 82 West. Payment: Cash, Check. For a small farm we offer many amminities. Beautiful mature pecan trees with plenty of shade, beautiful lawn areas for gatherings of your reunion, Bible studies or any type meeting or reception you like. If you enjoy an outdoor rustic atmosphere, we can accomidate your group. If you prefer an indoor area, we offer a rustic barn with concrete flooring for more formal rural settings. During garden season, we will be offering home-canning classes using our veggies or you may bring your own.(pending availability) Kids are always welcome and will delight to pumpkin decorating and just being kids on the farm. The beauty of our farm invites a wonderful backdrop for family photos. We offer onsight photographer or you take your own. We can develop the prints we take for a fee to be agreed upon at your choice. (ADDED: January 18, 2012)

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Home Canning Kits

Features:

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* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
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This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also s simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if your want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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