Answers to all your frequently asked questions!
When are you open?
We open when the cherries ripen, usually the first or second week of May, and we’ll be open for approximately 4 to 5 weeks. Our business hours are generally Wednesday through Sunday, although if a lot of fruit is ripe at the same time, we will sometimes be open on Mondays and Tuesdays. The hours we are open is usually 8:30am to 5pm. These details will be updated once we open on our facebook page and our website’s “hours” page.
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept cash only.
Where do we park? Is there a parking fee?
We have plenty of parking at the orchard grounds, all free.
Are there restrooms?
Yes, portable restrooms.
Is there an entry fee?
We do not charge an entry fee.
Are you a member of Harvest Time?
Yes, we are Harvest Time member #35. The Harvest Time organization has a free app for your smartphone (available from the Google PlayStore or the Apple store) that looks like this:
Can we have picnics? Bring my dog?
No. Picnics and animals are not allowed in the orchard, except service dogs with their certified harnesses and registration cards.
How do we know which cherries are ripe, and which to pick?
If not sure, please ask us! We’ll be happy to teach you what to look for. You’ll need to buy what you pick, so be sure it’s the ripeness you like! Our orchards greeters will direct you to the buckets and bags (the bag to take your cherries home in), and point you towards the rows and lanes of cherry picking open that day.
What else should we know?
- Wear comfortable shoes, the orchard grounds are very uneven and full of tufts of grass, and watering trenches.
- Don’t let children climb the trees – the limbs will break.
- It can be very warm in Brentwood in late Spring; be sure to wear layers, bring water, hats and sunscreen.