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How the U-pick flowers works

Before you get to the U-pick

  1. Open for drop-ins everyday morning-dusk, feel free to drop in at any time 

  2. If you are driving 20+ minutes home be sure to bring a vase/bucket with water in order to prevent your fresh cut flowers from wilting on the hot car ride home

When you arrive at the U-pick

  1. Help yourself to borrowing a pair of snippers and a bucket. (you can bring your own but we will have them available)

  2. ​Browse the field and take a look at what flowers we have to offer that day!​

  3. Harvest the amount of flowers you wish to purchase (visit our section on "how to harvest flowers" below) 

  4. Pay for your flowers at the front (e-transfer to elly.vanderweyden@gmail.com)

  5. Enjoy your flowers!

  6. *instructions also posted on site*

Pricing

We ask that after you are finished picking your flowers, you decide how much you think your flowers are worth. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Types of flowers we offer - click for labeled photos 

We have a wide range of coloured:

  • Zinnias

  • Snapdragons

  • Dahlias

  • Gladiolas

  • Sunflowers

  • Globe ammaranth

  • Celosia

  • Coneflower

  • Statice - new for 2023 season !

 

included in the U-Pick

***NOTE we do not guarantee there will be any certain type or colour flowers when you arrive for the U-pick. Our supply of different colours and types changes throughout the week

How to Harvest Flowers 

The main bulk of our crop consists of Zinnias and Snapdragons. Both are easy to harvest and here we will show you how!

Zinnias:

1. Choose a zinnia you would like to pick. Choose a zinnia that is fully open, if picked too early the stem will be soft and easily broken. See example below:

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2. Borrow a pair of our snips, go down the stem long enough for your vase at home but not too long that you take off the whole stem from the plant. Then cut the stem right above a set of leaves. 

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3. Strip off most of the leaves. You can leave a few at the top if you would like but we recommend taking most of them off because if they become wet in the vase they can cause the flower to rot and have a short vase life. Then place the zinnia into your bucket!

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Snapdragons:

1. Choose a snapdragon you would like to pick. To be ready, the snapdragon should have at least 3 blooms on the bottom. Then borrow a pair of our snips, go down and cut the stem long enough for your vase at home but not too long that you take off the whole stem from the plant.

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2. Strip off most of the leaves. You can leave a few at the top if you would like but we recommend taking most of them off because if they become wet in the vase they can cause the flower to rot and have a short vase life. Then place the snapdragon into your bucket!

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