U-Pick Flowers
U-Pick Flowers
U-Pick Flowers
U-Pick Flowers
U-Pick Flowers
U-Pick Flowers
Regular price$30 or $60
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Want to enjoy the beauty of freshly harvested locally grown flowers?  Now you can!

The opening date for the season is TBD, but plan on opening sometime in the early summer.  U-Pick is open to the public on Saturdays from 10-3 (the same hours as the FarmStand).  Simply stop by the FarmStand to purchase your cutting experience and enjoy the field full of flowers!

Details

  • We do offer pruners to help with cutting, but you are also welcome to bring your own.
  • You are more than welcome to bring your own gloves to wear while harvesting as some plants may be scratchy or sappy.
  • We will provide you with a cup to cut /transport your flowers.  The reusable DUG cup can be used throughout the season.
  • Mother nature can make the field soggy and slippery so please dress accordingly with the proper footwear.
  • Sunglasses, water bottles, hats, and sunscreen can make your experience more enjoyable during the hot summer months.
  • Please take photos of the flowers and experience at the farm!  We would love for you to tag us on social media!  FB: @dogpatchurbangardens IG: @dogpatch_urban_gardens
  • We do not allow professional or amateur photography sessions during our U-Pick.
No animals are allowed in the U-Pick field.  Please email jenny@dogpatchurbangardens.com if you need accommodations for a service animal.

Pricing

$30 DUG Cup (22oz. similar size to a mason jar)
The initial price for the cup is $30 and the cup is yours to keep! Bring this cup back with you for a flower refill for $25 throughout the season. No need to count your stems, simply fill your cup with your beautiful bouquet! That said, you should average stem count per cup is 25-30 flowers per cup.

$60 Bucket
A great option for the DIY bride, baby shower, or anyone who wants to spoil themselves. (Bucket is not included in the price) We do have buckets you may cut into but we ask that you bring one with you to transport your flowers home. Approximately 50-60 stems per bucket.

Before heading into the field, please stop by the FarmStand to pay. We accept cash and credit card for our U-Pick sales.

Upon Arrival

  • Park in the designated parking areas and come into the DUG FarmStand to purchase your flower picking experience.
  • Fill your container with water at the spigot in the flower plot.
  • Wander the rows and harvest your flowers AND enjoy!

NOTE - flowers aren't happy in extreme heat, so be aware of direct sunlight while harvesting.

 

When You Get Home

  • We do not recommend leaving your flowers in a hot car and try to keep them out of direct sunlight.
  • The most important thing to keep your flowers fresh is starting with a clean vase or jar at home. Using hot soapy water or even a touch of bleach to clean it after each use is super important. Bacteria in the water clog the stems’ ability to take up water and will drastically reduce vase life.
  • Give the stems a fresh cut at a 45-degree angle before putting them in the clean vase(s) at home. This maximizes the surface area for water uptake.
  • Be sure there are no leaves below the water line in the vase. This will cause the water to build bacteria quickly.
  • We recommend every 2-3 days changing the water and giving the stems a fresh cut on the bottom.
  • Keeping the flowers away from direct sunlight will also extend their vase life.

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