Welcome to Our Farm
This is the 4th year for the pick your own pumpkin patch and we are excited to open up our farm to you and your family to enjoy the fruits of our labor (pun intended). We hope you enjoy your afternoon with us and make some great memories with your loved ones. We have planned out some fun activities for the kids as well as created a lip smacking list of fall inspired baked good to purchase. Plus, we have plenty of pumpkins to choose from with a lot being edible. We look forward to your visit.
Joe & Karen
We want to make sure the kiddos have something to do so we will have the following activities during the festival:
- Riddle Maze: Make your way through our maze as you find and solve riddles.
- Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe: Pull up a straw bale and battle the kids in a game of tic tac toe.
- Pumpkin Painting Station: Let the kids paint an ornamental pumpkin or one they pick from the field. The paint is non-toxic & washable. We will also have inexpensive stick-on kits for purchase for the parents who prefer their kids to stay paint free.
- "Grow with Us" Photo Op: Take a picture in front of our "Grow with JK Orchard & Farm" sign to track the kiddos growth from year to year as you visit the farm.
- Face Painting: Have the kiddos get their faces painted with fall inspired art. There is a small nominal fee of $1. Not available for 2020 due to COVID
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Fall Inspired Goodies for Foodies
Half the fun with Fall is the Food. We will have plenty of fall inspired treats and bakes goods for sale. You will be able to get your Pumpkin Spice fill up at the festival for sure.
Plus you will be able to the very rare opportunity to purchase Karen's famous Buckeyes. They are hailed as some of the most creamy and delicious chocolate covered peanut ball you will ever taste. Make sure you pick up a bag.
Just to give you a taste (pun intented):
- Caramel Apples
- Pumpkin Bread
- Apple Cider Slushies
- and more...
Just a Friendly Reminder
"Under Ohio law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if that injury or death results from the inherent risks of that agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, but are not limited to, the risk of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potential for you as a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity."
NO SMOKING ON PREMISE.
NO PETS, EXCEPT LEASHED SERVICE DOGS.
Where is the farm located?
1345 Lutz Rd. Lima, OH 45801
This is the house you are looking for.
Is there off street parking?
Yes, there is parking in grassy areas behind the orchard. In the event of a lot of rain the fevtival maybe cancelled due to risk of cars getting stuck.
Is there a public restroom?
Yes, a port-a-john trailer. Please note it is a trailer with stairs so not wheelchair accessible.
Is there an admission fee?
Does it cost anything for the activities?
All activites are free of charge, execpt for face painting which is $1 per design.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. Providing the Internet cooperates that day. There is a $10 minimum and a $0.50 card convenience fee. Cash is the preferred method of payment. We do not accept personal checks.
How long will you have Pumpkins this year?
Just the festival weekend.
How much are the Pumpkins?
Are your pumpkins organic?
Yes and No. The ones we planted yes, the ones we get from a local farm are not. Pumpkins are notroiously difficult to grow organically due to powdery miledew and cucumber beatles. We planted 2 rows this year hoping the smaller crop attracts less beatles and the drier summer this year will help with powdery mildew... we will see. If so we will have some organic pie pumpkins avavailable.
Will you have mums and bales of straw for sale again this year?
Yes, we will have a small selection for sale.
Can I take photos?
Yes, we encourage it and hope you tag us on social media (#jkorchardfarm). We do have a professional photography policy though so if you are having a professional photographer come out to take your pictures, they will need to purchase a pass HERE.
*Professional photographers are anyone who makes a profit or charges a fee for the photos they take (people or scenery). OR will use the pictures in conjucntion with their business for online portfilios or for marketing, even if photographing family members at no charge.
Business Tip: Be the type of customer you want to attract (i.e. honest and willing to pay for services, not cheap and a freebie seeker).
How long is the maze?
Over a 1/4 mile long.
Is the maze stroller and wheelchair friendly?
Yes. The maze paths are 6ft wide and have been mowed and rolled all season so they feel like a typical yard.
CYO Sunflowers FAQs
Can I cut my own Sunflower(s)?
Yes, on 9/19 & 9/20 ONLY we will allow customers to start cutting sunflowers for purchase in the maze ONLY.
How much is it to cut my own Sunflower(s)?
$1.00 per stem
Do I need to bring my own scissors and container?
Yes, you will need to bring your own scissors and containers.
We are an organic farm so naturally we lean more towards preventative and natural remedies to fight the flu like immune boosting super foods, having healthy gut bacteria, vitamins, regular exercise, proper hygiene practices, decreasing stress and getting out into nature to play in the dirt and sunshine. However, this is our beliefs and what we feel is best for us which may be different from your beliefs, so to ensure everyone feels safe and at ease we have the following practices in place:
Social distancing is easy to acheive in our pumpkin patch and maze as the paths are 6ft wide with plenty of cutouts.
Restrooms available for handwashing.
Mask are not required however if you feel more at ease wearing one then by all means wear one. We just ask that you pay attention to how you feel because you will be outside the whole time in the elements... we don't want anyone passing out. Please note: mask bullying (on or off) will not be tolerated in any way! We feel strongly about this so if we witness this you will be asked to leave.
If you feel sick in anyway, please stay home.
2020 Pumpkin Patch Festival Dates
Saturday (9/19) 10am to 7pm
Sunday (9/20) 1pm to 7pm