PICK YOUR OWN

Bring the family, a picnic, and leave with a day of memories. Before or after picking and picnicking – explore more of what the Farm has to offer – trails, demonstration gardens, animals, history, and more.

Sunflowers will be ready in the late summer of 2017 . When seeds are mature, they can be picked for bird food.

$1.00 per stem or $10 per dozen.

Bring the family, a picnic, and leave with a day of memories. Before or after picking and picnicking – explore more of what the Farm has to offer – trails, demonstration gardens, animals, history, and more.

Place money in the honor box. Don’t Steal – Karma is Real

What to Bring

• Comfortable “farm” shoes, preferably not ones with open toes… • Pruners or scissors • Sun Protection- hats, sunglasses, sunscreen • buckets or some other carrying container

GROUP PICKING –

If you would like to organize a group picking day for a wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversary party, scout troop or the like, please email Wes or call 410-897-8973

For the Kids:

Download and print a sunflower coloring book

MARC Planted these tulips just for you.Check our Facebook page for updates on when picking will commence.

$2.00/Stem or $20/Dozenall revenue raised through the sale of tulips will be used to support on-going agricultural education programs at the Farm park.

Tips for Cutting Tulips

  1. We recommend bringing your own small bucket with water to keep your flowers hydrated on the ride home. The bucket can stay in the car.
  2. Clippers are available – or use your hands. Cut or grasp and snap the stem at the base closest to the ground. Leaving the leaves connected to the plant allows the new bulbs to grow for next year.
  3. Trim 1/4 inch off of the ends when you get home and place the flowers in cool water.  No flower preservative is needed for flowers this fresh, just change the water every  day or so, create a fresh cut at the base, and keep the flowers away from direct sunlight and heat. Quick Tip: The cooler you keep your flowers, the longer they will last.

PICK YOUR OWN RULES

  • Children must be supervised at all times
  • Use the gate to enter and exit the field. Do not step over the electric fence.
  • Be careful when walking in our fields. Our crops are fragile and needed to be treated with respect. Do not step on the plants.
  • Dress appropriately. No bare feet.
  • No smoking in the fields.
  • Please dispose of all trash in the garbage receptacles.
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Watch for honeybees and bumblebees they are needed for pollination and will be in the fields.

NOTES

  • Clippers MAY be borrowed from the main office building during business hours (M-F 9AM-3PM). A $5 deposit rqd.
  • We do not sell or provide any buckets or baskets. Please bring your own containers.
  • Be courteous to others and let a member of our staff know if you see a problem – 410-887-8973 (www.marylandagriculture.org)

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Cash and Checks may be deposited in the honor box.
  • Credit Card Payments MAY be available during normal business hours (M-F 9AM-3PM)
  • Pay for what you pick (we will not buy your extra flowers nor will we sell it for you).
  • Your Honesty Will Keep This Field Open. Funds support ongoing agricultural education programming at the Farm Park. MARC is a non-profit organization Fed. Tax ID 20-0857330