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...