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U-PICK at the Farm

Our U-Pick is open from mid-June - September on select days and times. Pre-purchased event tickets are required for attendance.  Please visit our online store to see available dates and times and to purchase tickets. For weather and event updates please follow our Facebook page and join our email list. The U-Pick is located on our family farm and is only open to the public during the scheduled dates and times.

Once you've purchased your event tickets, here is what you need to know before you visit:

  • We have have a small selection of floral sheers for you to use during your visit. However, if you'd like to bring your own scissors or garden pruners with you to cut flowers, you're more than welcome.

  • Unless otherwise stated on your event ticket, you'll need to bring your own clean bucket to harvest into and transport your flowers home in. We provide a few options for you to cut into but ask that you bring your own buckets for our larger U-pick sizes. 

  • Sometimes Mother Nature can make our fields a little soggy and slippery, so be sure you bring appropriate footwear.  If the weather looks a little dodgy, make sure you check our Facebook page and your email for event updates.

  • Sunglasses, water bottles, hats, and sunscreen can make our sunshine-filled fields a lot more enjoyable during the hot summer months.

  • Some people enjoy wearing gloves, as a few plants might have scratchy leaves and sap.

  • We welcome you to take photos of the flowers and your experience on the farm to share with your friends. #redfernfarm @redfernfarmva

  • We do not allow professional photography sessions during our U-Pick.

  • We do not allow animals of any kind on our property. Please email in advance if you have a registered service dog.

Once you get back home:

  • We do not recommend leaving your flowers in a hot car and try to keep them out of direct sunlight. 

  • I am sure we have all smelled the terribly smelly old flower water. Just rinsing it out before the next use is not good enough. The most important thing to keep your flowers fresh is starting with a clean vase or jar at home. Using hot soapy water or even a touch of bleach to clean it after each use is super important. Bacteria in the water clog the stems’ ability to take up water and will drastically reduce vase life.

  • Give the stems a fresh cut at a 45-degree angle before putting them in the clean vase(s) at home. This maximizes the surface area for water uptake.

  • Be sure there are no leaves below the water line in the vase. This will cause the water to build bacteria quickly.

  • We recommend every 2-3 days changing the water and giving the stems a fresh cut on the bottom.

  • Keeping the flowers away from direct sunlight will also extend their vase life.

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