Frequently Asked Questions
Is there accessibility for disabled persons?
Our farm is still under development so the grounds are all natural (sandy, grass, and uneven).
Are animals allowed?
No, we do not allow dogs or pets onto the farm. Although we love dogs, our animals were previously used for protecting cattle from wild animals, such as coyote and bobcats, and view dogs as a threat. This causes stress on our animals and can pose a danger for visitors on the farm.
Are service animals allowed?
Yes, service dogs are allowed to enter the farm but need to stay in the designated area due to the fact that we have animals on display that view dogs as a threat and the presence of a dog would be disruptive, causing the displayed animals to behave aggressively or become agitated. Service dogs are defined as a dog of any breed that is required because of a disability and has been trained to perform a specific work or task. Under the ADA, it is the training that distinguishes a service animal from other animals.
What should I wear?
It is Florida and it is HOT. Plan to wear sunscreen, hats, and loose clothing. Bug spray is good to have on hand after our Florida rains. We advise visitors to wear closed toed shoes as the grounds are all natural (sandy, grass, and uneven). We are a family friendly farm, for this reason we require full length shirts, shorts, and footwear are required. Inappropriate attire will not be allowed entrance into the farm.
What are the dates of your you pick season?
This year is our first Fall Season and are open from October 8 - November 12, 2022.
What are your hours of operation?
Our hours fluctuate from season to season and week to week but we are closed Mondays. Group reservations are available on Tuesdays through Thursday. Friday through Sunday Hours are subject to change based upon flower availability, and weather. Please check the home page, or our Facebook page, for our current open days.
Is there an admission or parking fee?
There is no parking fee, however there is an admission fee per person 4 years of age and older. This admission fee aids in further development of our new farm, needs of our animals, and day to day operations and staff. Our Fall Festival admission is $5/person (4yrs+) on Fridays for a Limited Experience (no covered wagon rides, limited playground equipment, limited concessions), and $10/person (4yrs+) on Saturdays/Sundays.
What is included in the admission cost?
There is plenty to do on the farm. The following activities are included with admission: Crop Walk, Animal Viewing, Fish Pond, Beach, Photo Ops, Playgrounds.
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept cash and all major credit and debit cards. We do not accept personal checks.
What do I need to bring?
We have everything you need to have a great time. We provide cutting sheers and scissors for you to use while picking flowers, we simply ask that you put the sheers back in the buckets on the flower tables located in the fields. We also suggest you bring/wear sunscreen and bug spray.
Can I pick a single stem flower?
Each season is different. FALL: We sell by the stem as we only have sunflowers available, and you pay after you cut the flowers. SPRING: One of our vases are required, and must be purchased before cutting, in order to pick flowers as we have many varieties available to pick (We have multiple vase size options available - we do not allow outside vases to be brought in).
What is there to do for kids?
We have two kid areas which are included in the entry fee. Our "Kids Corral" is for 6 years of age and younger and includes a playground tractor, tunnels, teacups, and sea saws to name a few items. Our Fun Zone is built for 7 years of age and older, though there are a few things the younger kids can do with the help of an adult, such as corn hole, human sized connect four, giant wooden teeter-totters, and more. There are even a few lawn games in the Fun Zone that adults can join in on as well. The zipline is for children 18 and younger. Only one person at a time in the hamster wheels (parents can assist little kids by walking along side of the wheel). Upon entrance into these play areas parents are agreeing to release Harris Establishment Farms from all liability and agree to supervise their children at all times.
Can we feed the animals?
Our animals are on a special diet so we DO NOT ALLOW feeding of the animals at this time. Please do not pick up old hay or give anything to the donkeys that appear to be food. Please keep fingers away from their mouths as the donkeys view then as carrots and do nip. Upon entrance into the farm parents are agreeing to release Harris Establishment Farms from all liability and agree to supervise their children at all times.
*Under Florida law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. History.—s. 91, ch. 93-169.
Do you have bathrooms?
We have portable toilets available as well as a hand washing station.
Can I bring in food and drinks?
We do not allow outside food or alcohol. This includes coolers with any type of beverage, any alcohol, and catered meals. You are welcome to bring water.
Can I take photos at the farm?
Yes, we have many photo ops, and you are encouraged to take selfies or photos of your friends/family. Photographers are restricted from bringing clients onto the farm for photo sessions during u-pick hours. Please sign up for after hour photo sessions on the "Photo Ops" page.
Do I have to be licensed and insured to schedule a photo shoot for my clients?
Yes, all photographers have to turn in their license and insurance in order to be approved to bring clients onto our farm.
Do you have a crop maze or walking trails?
Our farm is still being developed. We are currently trialing our 1st crop walk for the Fall 2022 season. We do not have designated walking trails but there is plenty of walking to be done around our 20 acre farm.
Can I schedule a party or wedding at the farm?
We are currently working on our event packages. Please call or email us if you are interested in doing an event at our farm.
Can I buy bulk flowers for my event/wedding?
Bulk flower sales will be determined by availability of the flowers. Feel free to ask about availability.
Are there baby changing tables available?
There is a table available. Please bring your own mat, wipes, and bag to tie soiled diapers in before placing it into our trash receptacle. We have a hand wash station available as well.
Are there any restrictions?
This is a working farm with a private residence on site - Please pay attention to restricted area signs. Please respect our flowers and do not step on flowers, destroy branches, or throw cut flowers onto the ground. Pictures may be taken with the buggy on display for photo ops, but please do not climb on or sit in it.
How can I sign up to volunteer?
We LOVE our volunteers! If you would like to join our amazing team of volunteers please contact us. Volunteers 14 years of age and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Do volunteer hours count towards Bright Futures for my high school student?
It is the responsibility of high school volunteers to confirm that their hours volunteered at our farm will be acceptable for Bright Futures.
For public and nonpublic schools (page 4), hours volunteered at our farm do not count towards Bright Futures unless you plan to pursue a profession in agriculture, or the farm is approved by your district school board or administrators of a nonpublic school. For homeschooling students (page 8), volunteer hours at our farm do count towards Bright Futures and require hours simply be recorded on letterhead.
If you have any questions or would like more information about volunteer opportunities, please send us a message on our website or through Facebook.
Please note that weather can effect our schedule and we will have any closure updates on our Facebook page.