Join us for a good time down on the farm, on one of our tractor-drawn hayrides to the “pumpkin patch”. Hayrides will be every Saturday in October. We will also have hayrides during the week for school groups, Preschool – 2nd Grade. The tractor-drawn hayrides wind their way through our 104-acre family farm, on which we are raising our family’s 8th generation. Riders will enjoy seeing our family’s cattle herd and the beautiful fall scenery of colorful trees and beautiful mountains in the background.
The “pumpkin patch” will be loaded with locally grown miniature pie pumpkins or Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins, ranging in size from 1-20-lbs (+/-). Each rider will get to pick out the size pumpkin that is just right for them. The cost of our hayride is $5.00 per rider, to choose a miniature pie pumpkin, and $7 per rider, to choose a Jack-o-lantern pumpkin, in the pumpkin patch. Lap babies, younger than 2 years old, are FREE. However, they do not get a pumpkin (They can pick out Mommy & Daddy’s).
Days and times for Hayrides to the “Pumpkin Patch”:
Saturdays in October: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Hayrides depart approximately every hour and last approximately 30-45 minutes. Our busiest time on Saturdays is from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You may want to come earlier or later, if you have a larger group. Please call ahead (828-312-8137) for groups of 10 or more. That way, we can be prepared and your wait time will be minimal.
Our farm market is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturdays in October. Enjoy shopping for our very own and locally grown produce, like: tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers (white or green), snap green beans, bell peppers, jalapenos, okra, eggplant, leaf lettuces, collard greens, kale, broccoli, cabbage, sweet potatoes. We also have locally (Alexander County) grown fruits: Asian pears, blackberries, Fugi, Gala, Golden Delicious, and Red Delicious apples. Our fresh produce availability will vary seasonally; depending on the weather. We also have locally grown: mums, old-timey pie pumpkins, Jack-o-lantern pumpkins (ranging in size from 2-20+ pounds), Cinderella pumpkins, orange miniature pie pumpkins (1-2 pounds), assorted gourds, Indian corn, corn stalk bundles, and straw bales for all of your fall decorating needs.
Throughout the week, Monday through Friday, teachers can bring their classes to the farm for field trips to the “pumpkin patch”. School hayrides are scheduled in two hour blocks, between the hours of 9:30am and 1:30pm. That gives each group plenty of time on the farm. Each ride is tailored to the age group and includes educational lessons on how we grow veggies, photosynthesis, and pollination.
- The cost of our hayride is $5.00 per rider to choose a miniature pie pumpkin. Lap babies, younger than 2 years old, are FREE. However, they do not get a pumpkin (They can pick out Mommy & Daddy’s).
- FREE coloring book for every student.
- All teachers/bus drivers are FREE.
- An outdoor picnic area is available for group lunches, bring blankets.
- Restrooms are available.