All things pumpkins is what the people want. So while you are driving through and picking up your pumpkin spiced lattes why not keep driving to a nearby pumpkin patch and spend some time with the family? There are several farms to head out to with the family. They have everything from pumpkin patches to apple picking to hayrides and more. Here are a few farms that would be the perfect place to spend your Saturday. So pack up the car and head out for some fall fun with the family.
Ok, I know the name is misleading, Sugartown Strawberries, but they have more than just strawberries. Starting in September through Halloween you can head to the farm and pick your own pumpkins! They also have a full selection of locally grown vegetables for purchases at their stand.
Hayrides run continuously on October weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. so everyone gets a chance to ride. The pumpkin patch is brimming with every size, shape, and color of pumpkins, plus they have all your favorite gourds, Indian Corn, corn stalks, and straw bales for decorating. You and your kids will love the hay bale maze, and be sure to bring your camera to capture dozens of precious moments!
Milky Way Farm
Milky Way Farm is a historic dairy farm located in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. For more than four generations the Matthews family has been working the 103-acre farm. They are passionate about growing, creating and selling high-quality farm-fresh products and providing memorable educational agricultural experiences through the various programs they offer.
They are open 10-5 every weekend for pumpkin picking. They also offer free hayrides to the pumpkin patch and a corn maze to explore. Once you have your pumpkins be sure to stop by the creamery and try some of their ice cream.
Hurricane Hill Farm
Hurricane Hill Farm is a Pennsylvania Century Farm, currently in its 4th generation, nestled in beautiful West Brandywine Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1897, back when Grover Cleveland was President. The farm is a crop farm producing mainly corn and hay. They also grow a wide range of produce and vegetables including sweet corn, tomatoes, and watermelons. All this can be found at their farm stand when they are in season.
Fall is by far their busiest season. Hurricane Hill Farm is known for its premier corn maze, hayrides, corn slide, farm animals, pumpkin picking, and more. This is the best time to visit the farm, whether you are looking for a family fun day, or looking for that perfect pumpkin or mum.
Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre family farm dedicated to agriculture, entertainment and education. In 1914, Arthur Linvill and his mother Lydia purchased a dairy farm with an eighty-foot tall octagonal barn. Arthur and his mother delivered fresh milk and cream to Swarthmore by horse and buggy, but Arthur wanted to grow fruit. Arthur planted orchards and then sold the fruit from a horse-drawn wagon. With the increased use of automobiles, people started coming to the farm where the Linvill family sold their produce from the front porch of the farmhouse. Fast forward 100 years and not only are they selling their produce but they are educating families about farming, going green and more.
You can take a hayride through the fields and orchards; pick your own fresh fruit and veggies, climb aboard their passenger train, get your face painted like a princess or pirate; visit with the farm animals in the Barnyard, go fishing at Orchard Lake and play in the Playland Playground. Every time you take the family will be a new experience and never the same one twice.
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