Picnicking

at Knoll Farm!

What better way to enjoy someone’s company and celebrate the beauty and bounty of this land than with a picnic?

Choose a Picnic Basket online, tell us when you want it*, then come pick it up with your Day Pass at the Farm Store and enjoy a special spot on our 160 acres of high meadow, gardens, and woodsy glades.

Please give us date and time in the checkout comments box, or email us at helen at knollfarm dot org. We will be sure to save a Day Pass for you.

Our hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 8 am-6 pm, and Sundays 8 am to 3 pm. In addition we are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 9 pm. We are closed Mondays.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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We are excited to offer 3 different Picnic Baskets, full of delicious locally made items like crusty bread, goat cheese, salumi, our pestos and jams and homemade desserts. Choose from Omnivore, Vegetarian, or Romantic (includes chocolate and flowers) in our online store.

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Your Day Pass to Knoll Farm gives you access to the land from the hours of 10 am to 6 pm Sun-Wed and until 9 pm Thur-Sat. With a Day Pass you can purchase pick-your-own berries, picnic on the hillside, explore our hiking trails, visit the sheep and enjoy the views. Day Passes are limited and sold in person at the farm stand, first-come, first-serve.

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Your Season Pass to Knoll Farm gives you access to our 160-acre farm, all the hours we are open, from July 3-Oct 1. You can purchase pick your own berries, walk the trails, or get a picnic to enjoy on the hillside. Season passes are limited and include discounts on u-pick berries. Our hours are Tues-Sat 8-6 and Sun 9-3. We are open for picnicking until 9 pm Thurs-Sat.

Our Vermont Picnic Baskets

Knoll Farm is a natural place for a picnic. Spectacular mountain views, wide open fields or shady sitting rocks, gardens and handmade buildings, birds and sheep. To make it even better, we now offer 5 different grab-and-go picnic baskets. We have a Vegetarian and Vegan option an even a Romantic Picnic with local chocolates and flowers. All the food is made here or sourced from other farms and small food producers in Vermont.

How do I come Picnicking at the Farm?

 

How do the picnic baskets work? Can I pick them up and take them elsewhere or do I need to stay at the farm?

Our picnic baskets are designed to be enjoyed only at Knoll Farm. The basket and knife are returned to us when you leave, and we will sanitize them for the next person. Any food you don’t eat is yours to take home.

How much food is in a picnic basket?

We pack the picnics to serve two people. They include a small loaf of bread, meat and/or cheeses, veg, fruit and dessert. We also put in a knife and some serving utensils. They don’t include drinks, cups, plates, napkins or a blanket. Get as fancy as you like!

Can I bring my own picnic?

Yes. That is fine so long as you have a Season or Day Pass to access and picnic at Knoll Farm.

What about alcohol?

We cannot serve alcohol but we allow you to BYOB to the grounds, so long as you drink responsibly and discreetly.  Please also be sure to take away all your bottles, cans and trash. You will also need to bring your own glassware. We suggest paper cups or mason jars to avoid breakage.

How does the Day Pass work?

Day Passes are our way of keeping numbers low at the farm this year, and being able to trace everyone who is here. Day Passes can only be purchased in person at the farm stand the day of your visit and they allow you to go berry picking, hiking, or picnicking from 11 am until we close.

How much do Day Passes Cost?

Day passes are $6 per person and $15 per family. We also have a sliding scale from $1-$20, and ask that you offer whatever you feel you can afford. We understand that we are all trying to make it through this difficult time.

How many people will you allow at the farm at any one time?

We will give out no more than 30 Day Passes. In addition, there may be some Season Pass holders here at the farm at the same time. We encourage people to picnic and walk on the hillside with social distancing in mind. In the berry patch, we will allow no more than one picker or family per 200 square feet (that’s 50 feet of a row) so we will show you an area to pick and ask you to stay in your area.

Do I need a Day Pass to shop at the Farm Store?

No. You can order any of our items online for pick up at the store. Or you can come and shop in person at the store. A pass is required only if you go up the driveway and onto the grounds to picnic, walk, or pick berries. Please note that if you are coming to the farm stand to pick up an order and it’s busy, you may have to wait or come back.

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