Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have restrooms?
Yes. Port-a-potties are placed throughout the farm for customers to use and they are cleaned regularly.
Are pets welcome?
Sorry, but no pets are allowed on our farm. This is largely in part due to state and federal health and safety codes.
Why is there an admission fee?
At Thompson's, our family and employees work hard to provide you with a clean, family-friendly destination. We strive to provide a unique experience that you and your family can remember for years to come. With the prices behind our admission, you help make this possible.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, card, and apple pay!
When is the best time to come?
The best time to come depends on two main factors: weather and daily demands. Typically the best times to come for berry picking are in the early mornings late into the week and weekend. We will usually have our largest crowds come in late in the week and during the weekend as well. It is not designed this way on purpose, however, with large crowds coming late in the week and weekends, the berries need time to recuperate from the weekend's demands. So as the berries have time to ripen during the beginning of the week, they are ready for picking by late week and the weekend. The temperatures during this time can become very warm in the middle of the day, so if you have trouble in very warm temperatures, try to get here in the morning to beat both the heat and larger crowds!
What are your hours and prices?
Hours and prices differ for each seasonal activity. Please refer to the individual pages (Ex. Strawberries, Sunflowers, Raspberries, Pumpkins) for hours, pricing and other important details!
Do you have pre-picked goods?
The only pre-picked goods that we sell at our farm for purchase are strawberries. These are only available while supplies last. All other activities are pick-your-own.
Are the berries sprayed? Are they safe to sample?
All berries are sprayed. Our berries are not organic here on our farm. However, proucts are used throughout the growth of plants, but before berries form; therefore, they are completely safe to taste test!
When does the season start?
Strawberry Season: Starts Mid-June and lasts through early July depending on weather and demand.
What should I bring for berry picking?
We always recommend that customers check the weather and conditions before coming to our field because different conditions will require different attire.
Should I bring my own container?
We provide customer's with containers for strawberries and raspberries. You pay for the berries per basket, not total weight. So if you wish to use your own container we require that you transfer the berries into our container to pay for them.
Do you sell the berry plants?
Sorry, but we do not offer our berry plants for sale.
Can we pick in the rain?
What should I bring for sunflowers?
If you are picking sunflowers, you will need to bring something to cut your flowers with and it would be helpful to have something to keep them in for the ride home, water will be provided for the flowers!
Can I come early?
Please do not come before the posted start time. Our owners and employees need time to get the fields and resources situated for you prior to entering. Remember, we are a working farm and our family lives here. Thank you for respecting our property and our posted business hours.
What should I do with all of my strawberries?
We have a very helpful page on our website that can help you get the most out of your berries. We have care instructions and many recipes for you to try! We also have detailed freezing instructions on the side of our box so you can store them for a later use as well!
Are children allowed to pick their own too?
Yes! The strawberries and raspberries are very easy to pick for all ages. The strawberry plants are low to the ground and easy to look through. Our raspberry plants are taller, but still hang low enough for a child to pick themselves, however, they do have thorns so make sure they are careful. In our pumpkin patch, they can spend as long as they would like during our business hours searching for the “perfect” pumpkin. Please be mindful of their whereabouts and keep them close to you as there can be a lot of traffic and please have respect for the other customers that are picking as well. We thank you for your cooperation!
Do I need to make an appointment?
No, appointments are not necessary for entering our farm. Once you arrive we will inform you on all there is to know about what we have to offer.
I'd like to get photos done at our farm, what should I do to prepare?
Head over to our "Photographers" page under "Sunflowers". Contact your photographer and have them read the information from our site. They can message us if they have any further questions after visiting our site. We do not block off areas or times for photography sessions, but they are always welcomed. We just ask that you and your photographer tag us in your photos!
What wildlife may I encounter at the farm?
During our strawberry season you may see alot of birds, frogs, and maybe even a field mice. Remember that this is an open farm field and nature's wild life may make its way into our farm. We do not use any repellants or procedures to remove the wildlife from our fields. Please let the animals and insects be, and if there is a bird's nest or frog, leave it alone and move to another picking place. We do not want to disturb or harm the animal's well-being.
I'm a photographer and want to do sessions at your farm, how should I proceed?
Photographer's are welcomed here at Thompson's! Please head over to our "Photographers" page under "Sunflowers" for more detailed information. There is a form you will need to fill out prior to coming to our farm.