Visiting Us This Summer
We welcome you to Knoll Farm!
Our mission has always been to welcome people to this land.
A Season Day Pass gives you the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of the farm and allows us to limit the number of people at any time. By buying one you are helping us stay open in a difficult time.
Season Passes are now sold out. Day Passes may be purchased in person at the farm store at the time of your visit.
We will be offering grab-and-go Picnic Baskets 6 days a week and 3 nights a week starting July 6. Buy one online and enjoy a spread of local, organic and homemade goodies anywhere on this beautiful hillside.
Our hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 8 am-6 pm, and Sundays 8 am to 3 pm for farm store and berry picking. In addition we are open Thursday, Friday and Saturday until 9 pm for picnicking. We are closed Mondays.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Some Overall Guidelines
- Please wear a mask when you come. We require all our staff to wear masks when interacting with the public.
- Our farm store is open for in-person shopping Tues-Sat, 8 am – 6 pm, and Sun 9 am-3pm. You do not need a pass to come to the farm store.
- We also encourage orders online if you wish to minimize contact. We will pack your order for pick-up.
- Our buildings are closed to the public for now. This includes barn, office, all outbuildings and yurts. We have limited restrooms. Plan accordingly!
- Please leave your beloved pets at home. No dogs, even on a leash. Thank you!
For Overnight Guests and Private Events
- For overnight stays and special events, for organizations or families, our Refuge is open to Vermonters, and visitors from other states who have met state quarantine requirements. Beyond that, we are still determining what is possible given evolving state rules.
- To talk about making a reservation for your Vermont organization or family, please contact Mandy.
- If you are a Vermont organization or group working on justice and equity, please check out our offering for a free refuge space to regroup, renew, or organize.
Your Season Pass to Knoll Farm gives you access to our 160-acre farm from from July 3-Oct 1. You can come to pick berries, walk the trails, or get a picnic to enjoy on the hillside. We have Family passes for up to 5 members. Season passes are limited. Our hours are Tues-Sat 8-6 and Sun 9-3. We are open for picnicking until 9 pm Thurs-Sat.
Your Day Pass to Knoll Farm gives you access to the land from the hours of 11 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.
Starting July 6, we are excited to offer 5 different Picnic Baskets, full of delicious locally made items like crusty bread, goat cheese, salumi, our pestos and jams and homemade desserts. These are available for online purchase and pick-up and go, every day except Monday, plus three evenings a week. There are 160 acres to enjoy and it’s easy to spread out!
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 the Day and Season Passes Work?
How do I come Picnicking at the Farm?
How do I buy a Season Pass and what benefits does it have?
Go to our online store and chose a Family Pass or Individual Season Pass.
Your many benefits include: access to the farm from 8 am – 11 am when few others are here, discounts for berries, Season Pass Holders’ Gratitude Full Moon Picnic at end of the season.
How does the Day Pass work?
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. 30 day passes will be available at any given time. They are on a sliding scale from $1 to $20. We ask you to pay what you can for yourself or your family.
What if I am on a limited budget but really want to come to the farm?
Day passes are on a sliding scale from $1-$20, whatever you feel you can afford. No questions asked. We will never turn away anyone from the farm. 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.
I have a season pass but want to bring friends. What should I do?
If you want to bring a visitor with you, check in at the farm stand to pick up a Day Pass for them. We’ll always do our best to accommodate. Generally, mornings before 11 am will be less busy.
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.
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 are responsible about taking away all bottles, etc. You will also need to bring your own glassware. We suggest paper cups or mason jars to avoid breakage.
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.
Do I have to sign in when I use my Family Season Pass? Is there a limit to how many family
members can be in one pass?
Yes, we ask you to sign in and sign out at the farm stand when you come. That way we know how many people are on the property at any one time. You may have up to 5 family members use your pass.
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