Seize one last weekend of fun! | October 27, 2016

Final chance for corn maze, cow train, wagon rides and more…

It’s hard to believe (wasn’t it JUST August and our opening?!), but we’re up to our last weekend of the season… and it looks like it is going to turn out to be a beautiful one. We hope you’ll join us for a farewell to what has been a wonderful harvest season. Our corn maze will be open for the last time this year, and it will be the final running of the cow train and scenic tractor wagon rides around our orchard. If you have yet to find your perfect Halloween pumpkin, we’ve got you covered. Stop by and fill up on donuts, cider, and other market goodies. Did you know we have raw, local honey harvested by our son-in-law Justin? You’ll find that and many other locally sourced treats in our market (jams, jellies, salsas, cider spice mixes, soups and more). It’s always a pleasure seeing old friends and new, so we hope you’ll stop on in and say hi one more time this season. (We’ll also be open next week, but this is our last weekend for the year. Our closing day is Friday, Nov. 4.)

Check out our Facebook page for updates during our last days of the season!

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