August 10, 2013- well, okay then...there you have it, yet another wonderful blueberry season at Outback Farm has come and gone. We want all of our old and new friends to understand how much we appreciate your support and spreading the word about our blueberry farm. Every season we learn something new and try to make at least one improvement that will lend itself to a wonderful "blueberry experience" for you and your family. Got so darn busy during the picking season with those 7am 7pm 7days a week hours my intended website updates went by the wayside...I'll get better at this with time.
FYI-Frozen blueberries are available until our supply is exhausted. Call when you want to come get yours.
July 2013 - We are open 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm unless you have made previous arrangements to pick at another time.
Directions to the farm:
from Pryor go east on Hwy. 20; make left (north) turn at 438 Rd. (across from gas station and race track); stay right, go straight at stop sign; stay on main roadways (couple curves to road) until you come to intersection of 439 and 470 roads; go right or east at 470 Rd.; you are there. Look for signs posted along the way.
from Pryor go north on Hwy. 69 until you come to 470 Rd.; make right turn (east); go straight on 470 Rd. for 7 miles...you've arrived at gate. Look for signs posted along the way.
UPDATE....IT'S TIME - blueberry picking season arrived overnight, yup, they are ready and waiting for you. June 15, will be our official first weekend open for this years picking season but for any of you diehards that cannot wait til the weekend come ahead. Gate opens at 7AM unless you've made previous arrangements.
May 30,2013 - They (the blueberries) are not ripe yet. Can you believe it? It's going to be June before we will be picking blueberries. But that's OK, they will be worth the wait. Phones have started ringing, emails and texts have been coming in, everyone is anxious to begin the season. Let's be patient just a little longer, pray for warm sunshine and then we can dive into the wonderful world of blueberries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stay tuned for updates.
May 5, 2013 - Whoa! Trust me, we will not be picking blueberries by May 15 this year! Looks like Mother Nature has taken us back to the "norm" for blueberry season which puts picking time starting around the last week of May. With the weather flipping back and forth between warm and cool temperatures no time line is guaranteed. Be sure to check in as we will start with regular updates now that the season approaches. You can also email us to put yourself on our email notice list. The Dukes will be the first berry to ripen so as soon as we see signs of them blueing we will put the word out. Always call before you visit the farm to check the current blueberry availability.
May 15, 2012 - It's official, we are picking blueberries. The warm weather brought the blueberries about two weeks earlier this year. Nice, we have already enjoyed them and encourage you to come out to the farm to pick your blueberries too. We will be open seven days a week from 7:00am to 5:00pm or by appointment. We provide pails for picking and bags to take your blueberries home. Our payment method is cash. Visit us at the farm: 4163 E. 470 Rd., Pryor, OK
2012 SPRING UPDATE
As we approach the blueberry "U-PICK" season we wanted to let our friends and neighbors know we do not plan on attending the local and surrounding area Farmers Markets this year. We offer kudos to everyone who has worked so hard on all of these venues, your efforts have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated by the community and farmers alike. We have decided to focus on the farm so we can provide each and every visitor an experience worth telling their friends and families about. We encourage you to join us in the "U-PICK" mode or visit the farm for pre-picked blueberries when available.
2011 SPRING UPDATE
Well, we went ahead and planted a few more blueberries, what's a little more work at this point. Okay, that makes two and a half acres of blueberries up and coming. Can't wait to open the "U-PICK" gates and for those of you who just want blueberries without the picking we'll do our best to have a supply on hand for you. Check back often to see when we will officially open. Be sure to contact us before you make a trip to the farm to be sure we have plenty of ripe berries for you to pick and take home.
2010 SPRING UPDATE
Oh my gosh! We are seeing blueberries.....and they are gorgeous......who would have thought we could be so excited about a blueberry plant, but let me tell you, we are! We have planted several varieties and each one will ripen at different times over the growing season. This season will give us the opportunity to learn about the varieties for future plantings. Which one seems the heartiest, which one tastes best, which one is biggest? Everyone will have a favorite and we invite you to choose your favorite blueberry variety too. Some of the plants have abundant blueberries and some have sparse berries. We actually did not anticipate a crop of much substance this year. We are thinking there are definitely more blueberries than we can eat but not really enough to open the "U-PICK"
gates. We'll see, stay tuned and we'll keep you posted on what Mother Nature has actually sent us this year.
2009 THE SAGA BEGINS
Blueberries are what we have in mind right now. Peruse through our website, it's relatively small at this time and it won't take you long at all. We are at the beginning of a great adventure. We hope you'll come visit us when our blueberries are ready for picking. You will be able to enjoy "from the bush to the table" locally grown fruit. Please feel free to contact us via the email listed below. Thanks!
4163 E. 470 Rd., Pryor, OK 74361
918-519-2148 or 918-519-9235