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Oklahoma farms see agritourism industry grow

 

August 28, 2016



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andy Wooliver would prefer to not haul his crop of pumpkins from the field by hand this season. Fortunately, he knows a lot of customers are willing to pay to do it themselves.

"Our customers are always welcome to come pick any produce they'd like. It saves us a little bit of work," Wooliver said.

Meriruth Cohenour, the state Agriculture Department's market development coordinator, said the aspect of agritourism referred to as U-Pick is picking up consumers as temperatures fall into fall. Farmers tell her they're putting more effort into inviting people to participate...



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