We are, sadly, now Permanently CLOSED and have RETIRED! We are located near Sanger, Texas, in northern Denton County. Our farm, owned by Charles & Marilyn Kesseler, is about 45 minutes north of both Ft. Worth and Dallas and is conveniently located about 2 miles off Interstate 35. We offer a no-frills pick-your-own berry patch---no gift shops, hot dogs, or dog and pony shows---just fresh blackberries on a small farm setting! We do offer a nice picnic area for your family under a 100 year old shade tree and ice water at no charge! Everything that is needed to pick and take your berries home is provided. Children will be provided use of a basket in which to pick their berries and they can place them in the family bucket. Just bring yourself and family and enjoy a country outing! To see scenes from our berry farm, just click on the "farm pictures" link at the top of this page. Check right column for current availability--I update the website and Facebook page nearly every day during the picking season.

Our Farm

We have about 5000 blackberry plants, most of which are of the new thornless type. These include thornless hybrids such as Arapaho, Apache, Ouachita, and the newer Natchez. We also have a single row of the thorny variety, Kiowa, which is the largest of all domestic blackberries and one of the earliest maturing of our berries. Children can see pecan trees, apricot trees, peach trees, plum trees, and pear trees on our farm. Only blackberries are for sale, however. Plant mulching, drip irrigation supplied by our stock tank and new well, and very limited use of pesticides makes our farm environmentaly friendly. I have a degree in biology and minor in chemistry from UNT, and I am a state certified Applicator so I am very careful with insect/disease control. Our family farm is owned by Charles (at left in picture) and Marilyn Kesseler and is a pick-your-own farm operation, insuring the freshest berries right off the vine. This is our twelveth and final year of operation. We are retiring and closing after July 2016.

Charles & Marilyn Kesseler, Owners

Updated-- July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016: We are now RETIRED! The Blackberry Farm is now permanently CLOSED! Thank you for 12 years of supporting our business. We plan to travel and sight-see.

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A recent university study by Halvorsen et al (2006) analyzed the antioxidant content of commonly consumed foods. Researchers tested over 100 foods. Blackberries ranked the highest of all in per-serving cancer-fighting levels of antioxidants.

Charles Kesseler, Webmaster

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