At a glance
Where to find peaches
Some orchards allow you to pick them from the tree, but most growers think their peach harvest will end by Labor Day or sooner as the whole season is early this year.
• Porter: The Peach Barn near Porter has Porter Peach Jam, Porter Peach Butter, Porter Peach Salsa and Porter Peach Barbecue Sauce, all made with Porter peaches.
The Peach Barn is located south of Wagoner on U.S. 69 at the intersection with State Highway 51B. You'll find Oklahoma peach pies and fried pies. Dawna Livesay said they also make fresh smoothies, homemade peach ice cream and peach ice cream sundaes along with their most popular for hot summer days: a peach slush. They are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Fresh homemade pies can be ordered by calling (918) 686-0440. Go online to www.livesayorchards.com or call (918) 483-2102.
• Stratford: Peach Crest Farm has a long-standing reputation for producing some of Oklahoma's finest peaches. It is a U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic farm, dedicated to sustainable, organic farming. Like most peach producers in the state, Peach Crest Farm has an abundant crop of smaller fruits this year. You can find their peaches at Whole Foods and Buy 4 Less in Oklahoma City. Peach Crest Farm produces 15 varieties of peaches from 9,000 trees. They make jam, salsa, mustard and barbecue sauce, which also is available through the Oklahoma Food Cooperative. Located at 10219 U.S. 177 in Stratford, it is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, go to www.peachcrestfarm.com or call (580) 759-3635.
• Near Oklahoma City: “Pick Your Own” peaches at Deep Fork Peach Farm's two locations, 19300 NE 63 and 18499 NE 50, both near Harrah. Find detailed directions and more information online at www.dfpeachorchard.com or call 454-6635 or 409-3006. You can email general manager Tim Ray at Tim.Ray@dforchard.com. The farm is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Want some delicious peach cobbler made to order from Oklahoma peaches? Try Mama E's in Oklahoma City. It is at 3838 Springlake Drive or call 424-0800. Urban Agrarian Market, 1235 SW 2 in Oklahoma City, carries fresh Oklahoma peaches and nectarines as well as peach products and baked goods made with local peaches. Call 231-1919.