Are dogs allowed?
Yes, on a leash please. For health and safety reasons they are not permitted in the fields. Be sure your dog is comfortable with crowds and children if you are coming on a festival day. We do ask that you clean up after your pet in all areas of the farm.
Do I have to pay admission if I only want to U-pick?
Yes, for a few reasons. First, access to our U-pick fields is via wagon ride which enables us to know when folks are in the field and to clear the field if weather is threatening. Second, most folks who visit our farm also visit the farm animal barnyard, Cow Pie Putt, go fishing and enjoy the play area. A full day of fun on the farm is less than a 90 minute movie ticket! Our guests are welcome to shop in the Farm Market for fresh produce (available from late May-October) and other items without paying admission.
Do I have to ride the wagon to U-pick?
Yes. This helps us guide guests to the proper picking locations and move guests out of the fields quickly and safely in the event of a sudden storm. Our wagon drivers are a wealth of information and support. The wagon runs regularly throughout the day.
What time are the wagon rides?
The first wagon goes out 15 minutes after opening and the last wagon goes out 1 hour before closing. Times will vary throughout the season but we run them regularly based on the number of guests visiting. Feel free to call the farm office the day you plan to come.
Do we need to bring our own containers?
No. We provide containers for pick your own produce. Guests are welcome to bring their own containers as well, but do bring them in when you pay admission so that we can weigh them to deduct the weight from the final purchase. We encourage you to bring a cooler to protect the freshness of your produce.
Is the produce organic?
No. We are not certified organic but grow many crops without synthetic chemicals. All of our Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries are grown without synthetic chemicals. The orchard fruits are generally treated in the bud and as needed to ensure yields and quality. We are working to use only treatments approved for organic growing. The CSA garden is treated only when pest pressure arises and is synthetic fertilizer and herbicide-free. We use many sustainable growing practices including plasticulture, companion planting, shade planting, crop rotation, cover crop plantings, and lots of hand weeding.