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Pick Your Own at High Altitude Rhubarb
 

Our primary method of sale is pick-your-own at the farm.  There is no charge for admission and no need for an appointment.  You pay only for the rhubarb, honey, or cookbooks you choose to buy.  Check the weather and either your email or our home page before you leave for the farm, in case there are any last-minute, Mother Nature inspired changes.
Typically, the harvest is in early
June.  It normally lasts only one weekend.  See the beginning of the home page for current harvest dates and/or left-click here to request email notification of harvest plans.  The list is the best way to keep abreast of harvest plans.

What You Should Bring to the Harvest


Be Certain to Bring

  1. Common sense:  You will be on a working farm, albeit a small one.  Please exercise due caution while here.  We won't leave pitch forks around but there are hazards to being outside, around metal fences, gopher holes, trees, farm equipment, etc.. 
  2. Appropriate clothing:  Please be prepared to be in full sunlight in the open fields.  We recommend you wear sensible shoes (tennis shoes, hiking boots...), sun block, hats, etc. Lightweight gloves if you have delicate skin.
  3. Fun spirit:  The harvest environment is a big party.  Rhubarb-folks tend to be nice and know how to have a good time!
  4. No knives:  Please do not bring knives for the harvest.  You won't need them.  We will remove the leaves for you and the stalks are best pulled not cut.  We’ll be happy to show you how to pull rhubarb.


Optional Things to Bring


  1. Food/beverages, picnic blankets, picnic lunch:  We have several picnic tables and lots of mowed, open areas for blankets.  If bringing food then you may wish to bring something to clean your hands as we have no bathroom or wash facilities generally available.
  2. Shopping bags/boxes:  Our rhubarb stalks are up to 30" long.  We can cut them for a smaller bag but you might want to bring your longest ones.
  3. Friends, neighbors, children...

 

What We Provide


  • 100% Organic Rhubarb to pick, several varieties, sold by the pound
  • Baskets and wagons to organize your rhubarb, keep track of it, during the harvest
  • Bags for your purchase and boxes for larger quantities
  • Leaf removal (again, please don't bring your own knives for this purpose)
  • Complementary beverages:  bottles of water and, while they last, coffee teas and sodas.
  • Picnic tables with umbrellas, benches and chairs for your rest and relaxation.
  • Instructions on picking rhubarb and answers to any rhubarb or horseradish questions we know.
  • Tours of the farm and explanations of our varieties and options
  • Picking your rhubarb:  If you are unable to pick your own rhubarb we will be happy to pick it for you
  • We regret we cannot offer bathroom or wash facilities, except for urgent needs. 


Parking is available along both sides of the Wildridge Rd. and  up by the barn/house.  "No Parking signs will be posted at the nearby blind intersection.  Handicap parking is available near the walking entrance to the field, up by the house...go a few hundred feet up the drive, take the left branch around toward the harvest tent.  Please drive slowly on/near the farm...rhubarb fans of all ages at play.

 


There are other pick-your-own opportunities in Colorado.  For such information we suggest you visit
www.coloradoagriculture.com/farmfresh PickYourOwn.org and LocalHarvest.org .