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: March 2014: The weather is great, apples are ripe (see our apple varieties guide), hayrides, Fall fun and corn mazes are open now! See this page for hundreds of easy canning and freezing instructions/recipes, canning equipment guide! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Then see each state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Organic farms are identified in green! See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Ponies2you - pony rides
11668 McFall Road, Iowa Park, TX 76367. Phone: 940-257-7515. Email: email@example.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)
Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
unless they are also listed above)
Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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