FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your hours?
- We are open every day throughout the year from 9 am - 5 pm. Our hours may vary on holidays and we are generally closed for a short period in the winter, from mid-December through January.
I'm coming to the farm for a tour or event; what should I wear?
We recommend you wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. This is a real, working farm, and you will likely get dirty in the fields.
I'm coming to the farm for a tour or event; can I bring my stroller or wagon?
- Strollers are welcome at the farm - jogging type strollers are best due to the uneven dirt roads. Strollers can be parked at the tour area prior to boarding. Wagons without brakes are discouraged as they can roll away and cause injury.
Is the farm accessible to those with disabilities?
- To some extent, our farm is accessible to those with disabilities. We have designated parking spaces, and our Produce Market Stand, Tanaka Grill, and festival grounds are all accessible. When on tours, those in wheelchairs may find it difficult to fit their chair on the tractor. The tours are primarily seated, however, so everyone should be able to ride. If you are unable to leave your wheelchair, you may be able to ride in the wagon with your chair. Unfortunately, in the fields, wheelchairs are unable to fit between the rows.
Are you organic?
- We follow all Responsible Farming Practices meaning food safety is our top priority. We use organically approved materials in all our crops. If a crop is in danger of failing, we may use a low grade synthetic material, but will not allow entry or harvesting from this area. We do not hold an organic certification.
We want to go on a strawberry tour and we heard you can eat strawberries from the field. Are they safe to eat?
- All of the produce eaten on tours is safe to eat. We strictly regulate when we spray crops and the amount of time between spraying and harvesting.
Do you use pesticides?
- Organic guidelines allow the use of approved materials. In addition, we may use stronger pesticides if a crop is in danger. See our Responsible Farming page to find out more.
Is there a way to pick fruits or vegetables without doing a tour?
- Visitors are not permitted to enter the field without being a part of one of our tours. However, we do have a U-Pick fruits and vegetable garden behind our Produce Market Stand, which is only open on the weekends to the public. Please call ahead to make sure the garden is open. Harvesting availability will vary based on crop availability, the weather, and other pickers. During our Pumpkin Patch we have a special U-Pick Vegetable Patch that is open to the public for picking at $2.99 per pound.
How often do you water? What are you doing to conserve water?
- We water our vegetables once every 2-3 days, depending on the weather. At the farm, we use special reclaimed water, approved for agricultural use, in our system. This, combined with our underground drip irrigation (instead of overhead watering) and use of plasticulture (keeps the weeds out and the water in!) allows us to use up to 95% LESS fresh water than conventional farms. These processes allow us to use water efficiently and responsibly, especially during drought conditions.
Public Drinking Water Is Not Available.
Bring your own or bottled water is available for purchase at $2.00 bottle.
FOR YOUR SAFETY we recommend wearing comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Please avoid wearing sandals/flip-flops, open-toed shoes or high heels.
In complying with insurance policies, and for your protection, PETS and WAGONS are prohibited.