Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

New Program Promotes 'U-Pick' Farms

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

New Program Promotes 'U-Pick' Farms

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A new agritourism program - Oklahoma Jelly Making Trails - has been created to promote "u-pick" farms across the state.

Buffalo Creek Berry Farm in Mustang is among the participants.

Bobby Sloan of Buffalo Creek Berry Farm will provide the bucket and the berries. His family has lived on this land in the Mustang area for decades. Sloan has had a "u-pick" business for a few years.

"Parents bring out the kids because this is something they did when they were a kid," Sloan said. "They want to get the kids back involved in nature."

The 47 participating farms extend from Kenton in the western Oklahoma Panhandle to Broken Bow in the state's southeastern area, and Sweetwater out west to Pocola in the east.

Farms will offer picking from May through August.

The trails are grouped by area and have different crops. …

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