Want fresh fruit or vegetables and need a fun activity for the day? I suggest taking a trip to Gilcrease Orchard!
I decided last weekend that I would love some fresh sunflowers for my apartment, so a friend suggested that we plan a visit to Gilcrease Orchard and pick some. Pick my own flowers? Absolutely yes! Honestly, I thought of our planned outing as more of a shopping trip, but boy was I wrong! Our visit to Gilcrease Orchard was a complete morning activity, which was so much fun!
Gilcrease Orchard is located on 7800N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89131, and has been a staple in the Las Vegas Valley for over 50 years. My friend and I went for sunflowers, but the orchard has dedicated 60-acres of land to a variety of fruits and vegetables that visitors can select, self-pick, and purchase. Some of the current produce offered are:
- Pears Zucchini Summer Squash Sunflowers Sweet Corn
- Apple Cider
- Kettle Corn
- Peanut Butter
- Almond Butter
Gilcrease Orchard is a family-friendly establishment; however, due to food safety requirements, pets are not allowed. They have picnic tables at the orchard and offer field trips, event planning, and photoshoot opportunities are available as well. Also, there is a complimentary app that you can download, the Gilcrease Orchard app, for the most up-to-date information!
Since the orchard is all outdoors, it is essential to remember to dress accordingly to accommodate the weather conditions. It can get hot in Vegas, so please pack your sunscreen, hats, water. Comfortable shoes are always a must! On my visit to Gilcrease Orchard, I got my sunflowers, picked a lot of delicious produce, and even treated myself to some yummy kettle corn! I am so excited to have found another great farm-to-table option for my produce at Gilcrease Orchard! I will be visiting again, and hopefully, I will see you there!
*Item availability subject to change. Please check the official website for hours of operation, produce availability, pricing, event/photoshoot requirements, and the most up-to-date information. http://www.thegilcreaseorchard.org/