Atkins Family Farms was started 18 years ago. Brandon and Kelly began with a greenhouse business that they owned together for 10 years. We had been doing outside and greenhouse vegetable production. We sold the greenhouse business and began to focus on outdoor vegetable production. Our family had just increased by 5 children. We decided to continue the vegetable production and do wholesale only. All five children have helped with the farm every year and have learned to work hard and a have learned a good work ethic. We decided in Spring of 2015 to start retailing and bought property at the intersection of 59 & SH 177. It is a 4 way stop. The amount of customers we had our first year was phenomenal and very encouraging to us. We sold out in the open with tent shade covers and set up and took down everyday. Including, hauling produce back and forth from our house 1 mile away everyday.
We raise all of our vegetable transplants from seed. We use a water wheel planter to plant our plants. We grow most of our crops on raised beds.
We decided to build a large farmers mkt. type building to sell out of for this year. We are also remodeling an older building to make a large walk in cooler to help preserve our vegetables and melons.
We specialize in okra, tomatoes, sweet & hot peppers, squash, and sweet cantaloupes. We just planted 2000 strawberry plants in March. So, look for these tasty things in June of 2017. We also have several hundred peach trees planted to start harvesting in 2018.
We also sell Oklahoma- Grown watermelons.
Our goal is to provide great- tasting, fresh, locally grown vegetables and melons grown, harvested, and sold By Our family.
Our entire family helps in this operation. Our children have excelled and thrived in learning the retail end of the business. Our children are very active in a homeschool 4H group and several have horticulture as their main project.
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