Road Trip from Plano: Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm

photo courtesy Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm
photo courtesy Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm

Chris and Kylie Demases were married in 2014, and shortly after, Chris began growing strawberries. He is a fourth-generation farmer originally from Boyd, and when he realized he’d stumbled upon a popular new crop, he decided to launch his own farming venture. Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm opened in Pilot Point, about an hour’s drive north of Plano, in 2018.

The farm is a joint effort, with Chris as the growing expert and Kylie running the website and social media. It is a pick-your-own farm, so visitors can arrive, purchase a red bucket and pick strawberries to their heart’s content. Be warned, though, the farm usually has been picked over around noon each day that they’re open.

Pick-your-own fields // courtesy Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm
Pick-your-own fields // courtesy Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm

The couple are happy to continue the farm life in their own little family. “The family tradition and family-based lifestyle has always been our main driving force. Farming is such a demanding field, but when you get to spend day-in day-out right beside the people you love, it doesn’t feel like work but rather just a beautiful life we are creating,” shared Kylie.

They have a one-and-a-half-year-old named Calvin, and he loves to ride the tractor as well as eat ripe strawberries that he finds in the field.

Kylie and Chris Demases // Janey Cooper Photography
Kylie and Chris Demases // Janey Cooper Photography

Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm officially opened for the 2021 season April 12, and picking season will last through the end of May or beginning of June, depending on the weather. Once the days are consistently 90 degrees or hotter, the strawberry plants stop producing.

The farm has 90,000 plants this year, and is open for picking on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until they sell out. Always check their Facebook or Instagram pages before driving that way for updates. Kylie says it’s best to arrive early to ensure you don’t miss out on the strawberries.

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