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Pick Your Own Tulips

Thank you all for joining us for our first ever pick your own tulip experience on the farm. What joy! While the 2021 pick-your-own tulip season is officially over, we already can't wait for next spring! Next up is strawberry season! For more information, visit pick your own.

FAQS

When will cut your own tulip tickets go live?

All tickets will go live below approx. 48 hours in advance. Expect tickets to become available mid-April through early May. Picking is weather dependent. Early ticket sales are not available.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance or may I just arrive at the farm to pick?

Yes. Our farmers monitor fields closely to make sure the best picking is possible each day. Pre-purchased tickets are required allowing us to provide the best possible experience for every guest.

How much are tickets?

We have made some updates in preparation of Mother's Day weekend allowing more entry to enjoy the field. Choose either:

  • $16 to pick 1 dozen tulips

  • $3 for non-picking ticket which allows for entry to the field but does not include picking

Do I get to keep the tulips bulbs and how do I replant them?

Yes, the bulb is all yours! However, this is a flower cutting experience. Pulling the bulb with your flower is encouraged to get a longer stem for larger bouquets. Feel free to replant the bulb with the stem and flower attached for the best chance of regrowth the following year (70%ish). If you just plant the bulb, foliage is possible but flowers are unlikely. Visit the farm store in the fall for our annual bulb sale.

What else is happening?

  • Farm Store - The store is open daily from 8 am - 6 pm for groceries, donuts, baked goods, hard cider, and farmhouse gifts.

  • Food Truck - The PitchFORK is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am - 4 pm. View the menu.

  • Play - Farmer Glenn's Trike Yard and swings are open

  • Barnyard - Chickens and goats will arrive early-May. 

  • Property - Self guided walking tours are available every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm from Saturday, 4/17- Sunday 5/30.

  • Hard Cider -  Join us for outdoor hard cider bar every weekend from 12 pm - 4 pm.

  • Events - We have lots of family-friendly activities scheduled. View all events and activities. To stay in the know, join our newsletter at the bottom of our home page.

What COVID protocols can I expect in the cut-your-own tulip field?

As a Pick Your Own Farm, we follow all MDAR requirements to maintain safe distancing in the fields. We will continue to stagger guest arrivals to keep to these required safe-distancing measures. You will also find hand-washing and DIY sanitization stations throughout the farm. All buckets and scissors used in the field will be sanitized between uses. If you feel more comfortable, you may use your own scissors and basket. Alternatively no scissors are necessary. Stems may be pulled from the earth with bulbs in tact. Please plan on wearing your mask in the tulip field as pickers congregate in closer spaces.

May I book times to draw, paint or photograph the tulip field?

For those who wish to capture images of spring blooms for personal or business uses, you may use the spaces surrounding the garden at no cost. Decorative flower beds will also have beautiful varieties of tulips to enjoy at no cost. For those that wish to enter the field, tickets are required. For professional photographers booking mini-sessions with clients, the following steps are required:

  1. The purchase of a minimum of 1 ticket. 

  2. Email events@ciderhill.com so we may communicate your presence with field attendees.

  3. If you are looking for a private experience with fewer people in the field, we encourage you to book the last time slot of the day.

When does strawberry picking begin?

Strawberry season begins in June followed by blueberries, raspberries, peaches and apples. New this year is our cutting garden that will open early July.

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