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
Kay is one of the Yoga Teachers here at Wicked Tulips, did you get to take her morning class this past 2021 season? She also helps on the farm during the tulip season and is our Social Media Manager! "Wicked Tulips is a beautiful place to be! This was my first season working here and it has been nothing but amazing, I am so grateful for our tulip family and all the happiness they bring to our Tulip Lovers - it really is the happiest place to be!"
Kay is on Instagram at @kaybee.yoga
Elizabeth first experienced the farm with her family in 2018 and fell in love with the magical fields. Flash forward a few years and she’s helping with the email marketing and website maintenance so Jeroen and Keriann have more time to do the special things only they can do (like all those amazing events in the Spring!). Elizabeth says she loves working on projects that do good in the community, and Wicked Tulips is a perfect fit. “Working with photos of beautiful tulips and getting to be a part of a spark of joy around the region is about as good as it gets.”
#TeamTulip [photo by Seth Jacobson]