U.S.’s Only Organic Tulip Festival Springs into Color April 2-17 in VA

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Brightwood, VA-based EcoTulips is hosting its second annual Organic Tulip Festival April 2-17, 2011 – the only organic tulip festival in the nation. EcoTulips, the only supplier of organic tulips in the U.S., also offers a popular organic flower bulb fundraiser program, again being the only company offering this kind of an eco-friendly program in the U.S.

EcoTulips is the sole supplier of organic tulip bulbs in the U.S. (including offering an ecofundraising program) and hosts an annual organic tulip festival

60,000 organic tulips ready for picking, bulbs available for “eco-friendly fundraising”

What: If it’s spring, it must be time to pick your own organic tulips! Brightwood, VA-based EcoTulips, the only supplier of organic tulips in the U.S., is hosting its second annual Organic Tulip Festival April 2-17, 2011 in partnership with DuCard Vineyard and Brightwood Vineyard and Farm. This year’s organic tulip festival, the only one of its kind in the U.S., will include wine tastings, farm tours, and “Koppie Doen” (or “Tulip Talks”) with “Tulip Man” Jeroen Koeman, co-founder with wife Keriann of EcoTulips, LLC. Jeroen comes from a long line of tulip growers in the Netherlands.

Visitors may pick their own organic tulips for $1-2 a stem from EcoTulips’ 10,000 square foot organic garden while tiptoeing among 20 varieties of more than 60,000 tulips. They are also welcome to stroll through the beautiful inspiration garden (full of organic tulips as well as organic daffodils, crocuses, and grape hyacinths), have a picnic, and enjoy wine and organic foods from local vendors.

Reservations are required for groups of 25 or more. Due to the delicate flowers, no pets are allowed. Parking and entry is free.

In addition to hosting the nation’s only organic tulip festival, EcoTulips is the only company offering organic flower bulbs as part of an eco-friendly fundraiser program. This program has proven to be highly popular among schools, scouting organizations, service clubs, churches, and other non-profits. Wholesale and retail sales of organic tulip, daffodil, crocus, and grape hyacinth bulbs are also available online.

Where: EcoTulip’s Second Annual Organic Tulip Festival takes place at EcoTulips Organic Farm, 3320 Lillards Ford Road, Brightwood, VA 22715 near Culpeper. The festival and activities take place from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 2-3, 9-10, and 16-17, 2011. The farm is also open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Contact: More information is available at http://www.ecotulips.com. For Keriann Koeman, call 434-242-6369 or email: keriann(at)ecotulips(dot)com. For Sandra Marquardt, On the Mark Public Relations, call 301-592-0077 or email smarquardt(at)onthemarkpr(dot)com. For the most rapid response on festival days, members of the media should text their message to 434-242-6369.

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