September is here! And that means it is fall out on the farm… and we’re going full force! This weekend marks our first full fall weekend: the rides will be running, the corn maze will be open, donuts will be fresh out of the oven, apples will be ripe for the pickin’ and our friendly little farm animals will be frolicking.
We are so excited for all the fun we have planned for you this season—familiar fall favorites as well as new traditions-in-the-making. Here’s a look at what’s ahead this week:
Whether you want u-pick or to pick up in the market, we have beautiful apples fresh from the orchard. Our Zestar!, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Gala and Blondee varieties are ripe and ready for picking. We also have Ginger Golds and SweeTango (a delicious, dancing cross between Zestar! and Honeycrisp varieties) apples in the market.
Corn Maze and Rides
Ready to get lost? Then find yourself in our corn maze—open this weekend for the first time this season. Our theme this year: Deep Sea Adventure! (It’s not often you find marine life on a farm, right?… but we always aim to surprise and delight.) During the month of September, the corn maze is open Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (In October, we add Friday afternoon hours.) Tickets are $6/person. You can learn more about our maze here.
Our play area and rides are also running this weekend. Children will have a blast riding on our cow train ($2/seat) and the whole family can enjoy taking the scenic route around the orchards with a guided wagon tour.
Want to get the buzz on bees? Come learn about these small but mighty insects… On Sunday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 27, join us from 3-4 p.m. for a ‘Bee Smart’ interactive experience with our beekeping experts Jeremy Cusick and Justin Kolarik. They’ll be talking about bees and giving you an up close look at a live hive. Without our busy bees, we’d have no apples! This is a great chance to learn all about them and the important work they do for our farms and for us.
Join us this season for one of our newer traditions… Sample Saturdays! From 1-3 p.m., we’ll be offering tastes of some of the delicious products we carry in our market.
That’s just some of the fun! Come on out to experience these sweet days of fall with us at Schwallier’s Country Basket. We can’t wait to see you!