It’s a key time of the year for Wicked Tulips Flower Farm
EXETER, R.I. (WLNE) – This is a key time of the year for Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Exeter.
You guessed it, the COVID-19 pandemic means they’ve had to change the way they do business.
Normally, they offer pick-your-own tulips, but this year with social distancing in place, they are allowing customers to dive through their fields.
A staff member will then place the customer’s prepaid online order into the trunk of their car.
The owners say it was important to get it right from the very beginning, because their season is so short.
“It’s going really well. Everyone coming through has just been so grateful and thankful and supportive. We’ve been getting so many calls saying “Hey, how can we help you?” Because, they know that we’re only going to have tulips for three weeks, and this is a big part of our season. It’s about 90% of our income, so if we don’t get the tulips out during that time, the rest of the year is going to be tough.” Said, Kerriann Koeman, co-owner of Wicked Tulips Flower Farm.
In addition, they are also offering a virtual tulip experience online.
On top of that, customers can buy a bouquet online and request that it be donated to frontline workers in the healthcare industry.