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A Tucked-Away Gem: High-Fence Farm in Sand Springs

[Editor’s Note: Current vegetable and floral offerings available as of Friday, May 1st, 2020.]

A few years ago, High-Fence Farm, formerly known as Hatcher’s Farm & Greenhouse, featured a small apple orchard and a patch of you-pick blueberries. But, the orchard was destroyed by a tornado in the spring of 2015, and soon after, a colony of ornery voles demolished the blueberries. Though both crops have been re-planted, it will be a few years until they’re available to the public. 

However, the owners, Wayne and Suzan Hatcher, have adapted. Their “postage stamp-sized” farm, which sits on four acres in Sand Springs, includes a garden and greenhouse brimming with vegetable plants, culinary herbs, and annual and perennial flowers.

Some of the farm’s current offerings include:

PLANTS:

Tomato, including celebrity, roma, cherry, and Amelia

Pepper, including serrano, Carolina Reaper, gypsy, and cayenne
Okra
Cucumber
Yellow squash
Eggplant

CULINARY HERBS:
Basil
Chives
Parsley
Sage

Chocolate mint
Thyme

FLOWERS:

Hibiscus
Mexican sunflower
Petunias

Foxglove
Purple coneflower

During the greenhouse sales season, High-Fence Farm is open from 9:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, but if the Hatchers happen to be away from the farm when you stop by, self-service is available. The Hatchers were one of the founding vendors of the Herbal Affair, so visitors who happen to catch Wayne and Suzan milling about their farm will be lucky to hear the knowledge and stories the Hatchers may offer.

Many local farms are experiencing strain and uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, but High-Fence Farm, as it has in the past, continues to adjust. A visit to High-Fence Farm is perfect for a mommy-and-me adventure, a weekend morning date, or a solo exploration trip. 

Additionally, the Hatchers welcome field-trippers. Homeschool group leaders can call or email the Hatchers to arrange for students to explore the gardens, wander the on-site arboretum (which boasts over 60 species of trees and shrubs), and search for insects.

High-Fence Farm is located at 19401 W. 6th St. in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. If you’d like to call ahead before visiting, the Hatchers may be reached at 918-527-0735.

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