Together, Keriann and Jeroen own the largest u-pick tulip events in New England!
Keriann, a self described "green girl" first met Jeroen Koeman overseas and they started an adventure together that is today called Wicked Tulips Flower Farm! Their first tulip farm, Eco Tulips, was located in Central Virginia primarily sold bulbs. Several years ago they moved to Rhode Island to start their farms here and open up the fields to pick-your-own events as well. Keriann is a native New Englander, so Rhode Island's proximity to family combined with the colder climate made it perfect for growing a tulip farm here in the States, and enabled them to expand what they could and create the delightful experiences so many in the region have come to enjoy each spring!
Photo Credit: @jpacker_photography
Jeroen Koeman, co-owner of Wicked Tulips, hailed from a Dutch family of tulip growers. First, he started EcoTulips LLC, a tulip bulb business. In September 2015, Jeroen and his wife Keriann moved from Central Virginia to Rhode Island and started their new endeavor, Wicked Tulips Flower Farm. Starting a tulip farm here in the States was a long time dream of Jeroen's, and this past 2021 season did not disappoint! Spreading the tulip love to 2 states - Exeter, RI and Preston, CT. Together he and Keriann coordinate the many aspects of running tulip farms together, including bulb sales and shipping, u-pick events and special offerings like yoga, dance and music in the fields.
Photo credit: John Packer Photography
Inga is a great helping hand on the farm and in the office, and 2021is her third season! She says "I've worked in the field, picked tulips for bouquets and most recently helped manage the event. There are so many things I love about working at Wicked Tulips! The employees and volunteers are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The guests that come to visit are so happy and excited to be there. And you are surrounded by the beauty of the tulips that we get to call "our office."It is truly one of the happiest places on earth!"#TeamTulip