2023 U-Pick Flowers FAQ
How much do the flowers cost?
We’ve managed to keep costs the same this season. We use a cup system for all the flowers but the sunflowers. Sunflowers remain $1 per stem (even if there are multiple blooms on one stem). All other flowers are sold by the cup for $10 per cup. You will pick into a white 32oz cup that we provide. Buy 2 cups of flowers for $15, or 3 cups for $20. Any sales on sunflowers will be posted at the stand.
How do I pay?
You may leave cash in the blue cash box on the post or pay with Venmo or PayPal (QR codes are on the table). Venmo: @hawriverfruitco PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
How does u-pick work?
U-pick is primarily self-service on the honor system. This allows us to have flexible hours. If you want only sunflowers, you pick what you want and pay per stem. We have a limited supply of recyclable containers you can use to keep the sunflowers in water until you get home or you can bring your own bucket. For all the other flowers in the field, you pick by the cup. Right now, we have multiple varieties and colors of zinnias and rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susans).
We have snips that you may borrow (please return them to help us keep costs low) and water at the stand sink. The zinnias should be picked directly into water especially if you are picking in the heat of the day so that they don’t wilt.
How long will you have sunflowers?
We plant sunflowers in waves. This season, we plan to have two waves of sunflowers. Timing is heavily weather-dependent, so watch social media or our website for updates.
How do I exchange my strawberry bucket for a free sunflower?
We will have a bucket return box at the stand. Please leave your strawberry buckets in the bucket return box and take a sunflower per bucket in exchange.
Do you allow professional photographers?
Yes, for a small fee and with a reservation. Please contact us via Facebook, Instagram, or email (email@example.com) for more information and to reserve a slot.
2023 Summer Flower U-Pick
Sunflowers $1 per stem (check social media for sunflower availability)
All other summer flowers:
1 cup for $10
2 cups for $15
3 cups for $20
Our U-Pick operates primarily on a self-service during opening hours. We accept Venmo (@hawriverfruitco), PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org), and cash at all times. Should you prefer a staffed experience, please email or text to set up a time for your visit.
Please check our website and social media (Facebook and Instagram) for opening times and field conditions.
Depending on what's left in the field and the weather, we may need to close the U-Pick on certain days.
At the beginning of the season, the field will likely be open with limited hours. Should you need other options, please send us an email and we will do our best to accommodate you. Hours and availability will change as the season progresses and will be dependent on the weather.
Because we are primarily self-service, we like to keep things simple. Any deals will be posted on social media and written on a board at the farm stand along with current prices. You can add up your total and place cash in the honor system cash box located at the stand or pay via Venmo. If you pay cash during self-service times, we will not be able to provide change, so please plan accordingly.
Please only pick what you intend to pay for and take home. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the beauty of our flower field. Feel free to snap pictures and tag us on Facebook and Instagram (@hawriverfruitco)!
Please note: We do not have public restroom facilities on site this season (they will be coming as soon as we can get them in!), so plan accordingly.
Leashed, well-behaved dogs are allowed, but keep in mind we have pets and free range hens. Service animals are always allowed. If you need to bring a service animal, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make sure our animals will not interfere.
If you or a member of your group have a severe bee allergy, this may not be the activity for you. Our flowers need bees and there will be bees in the field hard at work pollinating our flowers, so keep this in mind.
Professional photographers are welcome for a small fee. Please email us for further information and appointments.