Springtime is our favorite time to be out on the farm; the grass is turning green, the trees are blossoming, and we’re busy planting new trees and getting spring work done. There is something about the smell of freshly turned soil, the sight of the trees coming to life, and crisp spring breezes that gets our blood pumping and reminds us how much we love what we do. This year we want to share some of that feeling with you by celebrating the Red Barn’s very first Blossom Festival. Come enjoy springtime with us!
Take Your Picture in the Blossoms
We will have several spots in the orchard available for groups (or individuals) to come and take pictures with the blossoms. Whether you’re after a family portrait, senior pictures, snapshots of the kids, or just some selfies to impress your Instagram followers, our orchards in bloom provide an amazing backdrop. In order to avoid chaos and to appease potentially dangerous mother-in-laws, we are going to set up an appointment schedule that will ensure you have a spot to yourself. An appointment costs $20 and will give you or your group a half hour in the orchard to take pictures. Appointments can be made on our webpage here. Your $20 gets you a spot in the orchard with old wood crates that you can use to set up your picture. Photographers, photography equipment, and other props will need to be self-provided. Professional photographers that would like to use one spot for the evening can call 801-754-5511 ext. 115 to schedule a time during the week (ie. Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday)
Farm life subjects us to Mother Nature’s whims and constant climate changes. Springtime, in particular, provides weather changes that can speed up or delay the emergence of blossoms. We are planning the festival to coincide with our orchard’s full bloom date according to our years of experience and best guess, but it is subject to change. To ensure that your appointment will provide good blossoms please call a few days before your scheduled appointment. We will do our best to get you into some spectacular blooms.
To make sure your visit is enjoyable and successful we suggest you do the following:
- Dress for the weather.
- Bring your photography equipment.
- Bring any props you would like.
- Make sure that you are early so that we can get you signed in and a map.
- Recognize that you will have to drive to the spot where you will take pictures. The roads are dirt and could be muddy.
Our farm conforms to a set of prescribed regulations, called Global Good Agricultural Practices, that ensure we are meeting certain safety and quality standards. As a visitor on our farm we ask that you also abide by these regulations in addition to some rules that protect our orchard:
- Do not bring food or drink (other than water) into the orchards.
- Do not climb in or on the trees.
- Do not use the restroom in the orchard.
- Do not pick blossoms (they are our future crop!) or cut limbs.
- Be mindful of the irrigation system; do not step on it or disturb it in any way.
- When parking in the orchard make sure that there are no irrigation structures or other obstacles in your way.
Please also be advised that during bloom there are bees in the orchard which can sting even if unprovoked. If you or someone in your party has a serious reaction to bee stings it may be wise to re-think getting pictures in the blossoms or plan accordingly.
Rowley’s Red Barn will not be held liable for any injury, death, or damage to property. We will not be held liable for lost items. Visiting parties will be held liable for any damage to Rowley’s Red Barn property, including land, trees, irrigation systems, etc.