Plan Your Visit
To get the most from your visit:
- Call ahead! Some farms have irregular hours, and sometimes the crop you are looking for may be closed for a few days of ripening.
- Bring containers for your harvest if the farm doesn’t have a supply (did we say “Call ahead”?)
- Dress suitably. Consider the weather and what you need, from headgear to footwear.
- Don’t forget sunscreen, water, and snacks.
Please be considerate of your hosts:
- Please don’t plan on bringing your dog. Most farms have their own animals to manage, and yours could complicate things. Besides, other customers may not love your pet as much as you do!
- Pick only what (and where) the farmer asks you to.
- Not all the crops you see might be ready for harvesting.
- Tasting to help you know what’s ripe (in berries, for example) is usually okay, but helping yourself to a free meal is not.
- Be careful where you walk and how you handle the plants.
- Remember that the farm you visit may also be someone’s home. If the sign says “closed,” please respect their privacy. (Did we say “call ahead”?)