PLAN YOUR VISIT
FROM JULY TO SEPTEMBER
A family experience we have made a tradition. We welcome you and your family to experience our farm first-hand. Each season is strung together by a collection of informative, fun, and reflective experiences that are promised to make memories for all ages. From our seasonal farmstand, educational tours, hands-on workshops, farm dinners, and our annual Mum Fest, we invite you to enjoy each fun and unique moment at our farm.
Over the years, our small farm has become a destination for visitors from all corners of our state as well as out of state. We're blown away by the amount of people visiting what we call our little piece of heaven in rural DeWitt County, Illinois!
Below are some useful tips for getting the most out of your visit. Please visit our FAQ page for more commonly asked questions. Be sure to visit the bottom of this page for some of our favorite places to stop while you’re visiting DeWitt County!
What’s in Season
We generally open for the season around the first of July and close the first Sunday of October. Weather and crop availability may cause us to open or close sooner or later. From July until the end of September, we are open Fridays through Sunday.
There are many ways to keep in the know during the season. Be the first to receive the latest news, crop availability, and event dates by signing up for our email newsletter. Our Facebook page is updated almost daily during the season. If you’re unsure or have questions before your visit, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Strawberries: Open picking kicks off in early July and ends the first Saturday of October. Our open strawberry picking is Saturday mornings ONLY starting at 10am. It is highly recommended to arrive at our farm by 9:45am to get in line. Most Saturdays, we are picked out within an hour! We do offer private picking by appointment during select days and times. Visit our strawberry page for more details.
Zinnias: Our zinnias are ready to cut in early July and last until early September. Visit our cut flowers page for more details.
Vegetables: Our convenient farmstand, located in our red barn, provides the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of freshly picked vegetables, other locally grown/produced products (when available), and our farm's famous sweet corn. The farmstand is stocked from July to late September.
Fall Garden Mums: We grow over 175 different mum varieties that start blooming the end of August until mid October. We typically start selling mums the end of August until the first weekend of October. If you’re planning a visit around the end of September or the first weekend of October, it is HIGHLY recommended that you check our website, Facebook page, and/or contacting us in advance to check availability. Visit our fall mum page for more details.
Know Before You Arrive
We are animal lovers and you may meet our farm dog Lucy when you visit our farm, but due to food safety regulations enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), we no longer allow for you to bring your pets to the farm. Service animals are permitted at the farm. Service animals must always be under complete control of the individual.
Please watch for parking signs when entering our entryway. Our handicapped parking is located closest to the large sliding door of our red barn.
If you’re a new visitor to the farm, please check in with someone in our red barn before picking strawberries or fall mums.
Come early or come late. Our farm is busiest on Saturdays from the moment we open to just past lunch time. If you want to avoid the rush or just want time to talk with Mariah and/or Greg, we suggest visiting between 2-4pm.
Dress for the weather. Wear light-colored, cool, loose fitting, cotton clothes on hot days.
Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Wear and bring with you sunscreen, a hat or visor and sunglasses.
Bring plenty of bottled water to drink.
Bring a small cooler with ice pack if it is a very hot day or if you have more than a 30 minute drive home.
A picnic area, porta potty, hand washing & sanitizer stations are onsite.
Food vendors will be onsite during select Saturdays. More details can be found on our Events Calendar and Facebook page.
We accept cash and contactless credit card payments.
COVID-19: You should not be on our farm property if you feel ill, are showing signs of illness or have tested positive for COVID-19 (or had close contact with someone who has tested positive) within 30 days prior to your visit. It is your own responsibility for personal protective measures such as wearing a face mask, gloves, etc.
Finally, have fun and take lots of pictures!
Places to Eat
There are several locally owned and fast-food restaurants in DeWitt County. Below is a list of our favorites in Clinton.
LaTeaDa (reservations recommended)
Snapper’s Bar & Grill
Cinco De Mayo
Places to Visit
Clinton Lake Marina (3 Miles)
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area (6 miles)
Weldon Springs State Park (8.5 miles)
Barn Quilts of DeWitt County (self-guided driving tour across the countryside)
Clinton Antique Mall (9.5 miles)
Country Junction (home decor, boutique, etc.) (9.5 miles)
Places to Stay
Sunset Inn & Suites
Places to Camp
Weldon Spring State Park Campgrounds
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area Campgrounds