Guide to Julian Farm and Orchard

WE'RE SO GLAD YOUR HERE!

Welcome to Julian Farm and Orchard! As an agrotourism business we offer a hands-on experience that is fun for all ages year-round. We are excited to share our beautiful farm with you and believe the site offers a variety of activities for creating lasting memories. Our guest experiences include tractor-pulled hayrides, rock climbing wall, axe throwing, picnic areas, hammocks, a gift shop and various food and beverage options. Our schedule includes U-Pick Daffodils during March and April; U-Pick Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Sunflowers during June, July and August; with U-Pick apples and our famous Pumpkin Patch during September and October of each year.

 

It delights us to be able to provide our guests with an amazing environment to create lasting memories and snap their cherished family photos.  

Below is some general information to help make your farm experience as safe and fun as possible. Please be sure to read carefully and ask our friendly staff any additional questions you may have.


DOES JULIAN FARM AND ORCHARD ALLOW PETS?

Well behaved leashed dogs are allowed on the farm.  Pet owners are expected to clean up after their pets. There is a handwashing station next to the porta potties in the front part of the farm. Our full Animal Policy can be found here.

 

DO YOU HAVE RESTROOMS?

Porta Potties and hand washing stations are right inside the front gate and near the petting zoo.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WEAR?

Please wear close-toed shoes to protect your toes. Additionally, bring hats, sunglasses, umbrellas, sunscreen, and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty (this is a farm and it’s bound to happen).  We recommend checking the daily weather prior to your visit. Julian's climate varies greatly season to season.

 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME DURING MY VISIT?

Bring a picnic. We have plenty of shaded tables throughout the property and relaxing common areas for you to enjoy.  

 

Strollers are welcome although they may be difficult to push around our farm as pathways are not entirely smooth and may pose a challenge for stroller wheels. 

  

DO YOU HAVE PARKING?

Yes! We have ample parking and it’s ALWAYS FREE!

 
WHEN IS THE FARM OPEN?

Our hours vary by season. Please be sure to check our posted hours on our website and social media before your visit.

 
IS JULIAN FARM AND ORCHARD DANGEROUS?

We offer a safe and unique experience for the whole family. That being said, please remember that Julian Farm and Orchard is a place of nature and requires precaution and awareness of risks. Please be mindful of the small but natural hazards present at our farm.

 

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I PLAN FOR MY VISIT?

Depending on your party size and the activities you wish to do, we recommend giving yourself at least 1 to 2 hours at the farm, not including travel time.

 

WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU OFFER?

Children must be accompanied by a paid adult for petting zoo, tractor hayrides, and cider press area.

Classes

We have various agriculture themed classes.

 

Agriculture U-Pick Tours

Take a guided tour and pick the very best of our seasonal offerings. Book a tour today!

Tractor-pulled Hayrides

Take an 8–10-minute tractor pulled hayride around the farm.  Children must be accompanied by paid adult.

 

Petting Zoo  

  • Adults must be present with children at petting zoo.

  • Come visit our full-time furry residents of the farm

  • Animal treats are available for purchase in the ticket booth and gift shop. Do not feed the animals anything other than the treats we sell.  

  • Please do not open the animal pens.  

  • A handwashing station is available right outside the main entrance to the petting zoo.  

  • Children must be accompanied by paid adult.

 

Axe Throwing  

  • Adults must be present with children at axe throwing area.

  • Take your shot at our axe throwing arena.

  • Follow all directions given by the staff.  

  • Closed-toed shoes required.

  • Signed waiver required.

 

Rock Climbing Wall  

  • Our newest addition.

  • Try and get to the top of the mountain.

  • Closed-toed shoes and pants/shorts required.

  • Hight minimum of 42 inches.

  • Weight maximum 250 pounds.

  • Signed waiver and waiver wristband required.

 

GREEN ACTIVITY TICKETS?

  • One green activity ticket equals $1.00

  • General admission is 10 tickets, these tickets may be used toward all farm activities.

  • Activities tickets are valid through 2022.

  • All sales are final.

 

WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY WAIVER?

All guests who wish to participate in farm activities must sign our activity waiver. Click here to sign in advance!

WHAT IS U-PICK?

U-pick offerings variety by season and may be limited due to environmental factors. Weather and demand can affect the supply of the crop. We never know how many guests will arrive on any given day, so it’s first come, first picked. Our farm produce is grown, of course, on the ground, so always wash your fruit first, before eating. Here is a list of what we have:

Berries (May-October, supply is limited)  

  • Raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are available seasonally while the crop lasts. 

  • Please purchase a provided U-Pick container from our staff upon entering the farm. 

  • We sell container fills, not belly fills. Please do not eat the berries while on the farm. 

  • You must pay for everything you pick.  

  • Our berry plants are thornless!  

  • Pick only FULLY RIPE berries. A ripe berry will come off the vine easily.  

  • The best berries are usually berried (pun intended). Look for berries from the ground up and different angles.  

  • GENTLY move the leaves from side to side to help expose berries hidden by the leaves.  

 

Sunflowers (July while supply lasts)  

  • Our staff will inform you of our pricing.  

  • We will provide you with a bucket and cutting sheers.  

  • Please to not walk in our flower patch.  

  • Cut sunflowers that are open. We cannot guarantee that unopened sunflowers will bloom. 

  • Return to the ticket booth or gift shop to pay for your flowers and get a cup of water to go.  

 

Cut Flowers (July through October)  

  • Our staff will inform you of our pricing.  

  • We will provide you with a bucket and cutting sheers.  

  • Please to not walk in our flower patch. 

  • It’s recommended to cut at a 45-degree angle. Leave at least 24 inches of stem on the flower head. 

  • Cut flowers that are open. We cannot guarantee that unopened flowers will bloom. 

  • You are welcome to cut greenery as well.  

  • Return to the ticket booth or gift shop to get a cup of water to go. 

 

Apples - By Reservation Only (September, supply is limited) 

 

Pumpkins and Gourds 

  • Priced by size.

  • Pricing guides provided at various points throughout farm.

 

Daffodils (February through March)  

  • Our staff will inform you of our pricing.  

  • We will provide you with a bucket and cutting sheers. 

  • Please to not walk in our flower patch. 

  • Cut flower stem as low to the ground as possible.  

  • Do NOT cut the leaves.  

  • Return to the ticket booth or gift shop to pay for your flowers and get a cup of water to go. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT PRICING

Thank you for choosing Julian Farm and Orchard! We deeply appreciate you visiting our locally owned and family operated u-pick farm. Y’all come back now!  

 

-Jim and Robin