Hubert Family Farms finding success with area’s first “pick your own tulip” experience
NEW MARKET – If you have not visited Hubert Family Farms yet, this weekend will be a perfect opportunity to see what all the talk is about. North Alabama’s first “pick your own tulip” experience has attracted thousands of visitors since opening a nearly two weeks ago. With over 200,000 tulips, in many different varieties, visitors are invited to bring friends and family to enjoy fresh cut flowers and the beautiful scenery of a family farm.
As Seth Hubert, of Hubert Family Farms, sat in his front yard watching his daughter happily picking flowers one day, he was reminded of the beautiful tulip fields in Washington and Oregon. “My daughter has loved picking flowers since she was able to walk,” Seth says. “And as I was looking at my sweet little girl picking anything that resembled a flower in the front yard, the idea hit me.” What if his daughter’s joy could be shared, simply by bringing the beauty of tulip fields to Northern Alabama?
Seth and his wife, Kaylee, dove right in, consulting with tulip farmers in the Northwestern US, gleaning as much information as possible. They brought over 200,000 tulip bulbs directly from Holland, ensuring the quality of each stem. After nearly 3 months of waiting, the tulips are almost ready, bringing Holland to our backyard.
“Our goal is to not only share a beautiful place for fun, food, and flowers,” says Kaylee, “we also want to bring something unique to the area that showcases our rich agricultural heritage.” Hubert Family Farms wants to share the family farm with the community with year-round activities. They also want to provide an experience to reconnect people to the land, while also offering a space to enjoy, relax, and escape.
The “pick your own tulips” patch is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with family or friends. Food trucks will also be on site every weekend. Tulip season is just a few weeks long, so Hubert Family Farms is already planning a Sunflower Maze for the summer. Hubert Family Farms’ stunning landscape also makes a gorgeous backdrop for weddings and events.
“We hope everyone will join us for an unforgettable farm experience,” Seth says. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
The Farm is open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Tulips are $2.50 per stem and they recommend you bring a bucket with water to transport them home. Also, don’t forget to wear boots or shoes you don’t mind getting muddy! There are some special activities planned for this weekend to celebrate Easter. (Click here to see what is planned).
It is located at 432 Narrow Lane in New Market. For more information, visit http://www.hubertfamilyfarms.com.
Below are some photos taken at the Hubert Family Farm on Tuesday. You can read more about the Hubert family in the April 7 issue of The Madison Record and in the May issue of Madison Magazine.