Welcome to Our Farm
This is the 5th 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:
- Sunflower 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 2021 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
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.
Is there an admission fee?
Yes. $3/person (cash only). Kids under 3 free.
Your admission helps us continue to grow the farm and offer these types of events for the community. The pumpkin patch has always been about providing families an inexpensive outing to make memories. We were able to keep it free for the first 4 years but as cost have continued to rise and help is decreasing, we had to add an admission cost this year to help offset all the expenses. We hope you understand and continue to come make memories with your loved ones and support your local farmers.
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. Admission is cas only though.
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.
How long is the maze and walking paths?
1.25 miles long. If you walk them all it will take 45-50 minutes.
Is the walking paths stroller and wheelchair friendly?
Yes. The 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... in the Cut Flower Garden ONLY. NO CUTTING ALLOWED IN THE FIELDS!
How much is it to cut my own Sunflower(s)?
$2.00 per stem or $25 for a keepsake cup to fill.
Do I need to bring my own scissors and container?
No, we provide the scissors. You will want to bring your own containers if you plan on only cutting a few stems. Cups are only reserved for those who purchase a bouquet.
5th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival Dates Saturday (9/18) & Sunday (9/19)
Admission: $3.00/person (Cash Only). Kids Under 3 Free.
Saturday: 11am to 7pm
Sunday: 1pm to 7pm
(1) We do not allowing cutting of sunflowers or flower in the field. We have a designated Cut Flower Garden Experience for that.
(2) No professional cameras permitted without a paid pass. Cell phones ONLY. FAQ photo questions click HERE.
(3) Purchase Professional Photo Passes HERE.
Help Us Protect the Beauty of Our Farm
Stay on paths and mowed areas.
Do not cut or pick any flowers in the fields.
Do not take your photos at the expense of our crops.
Do not kill any of our pollinators (i.e. Bees. Ladybugs, Butterflies) we depend on them as fruit farmers.
- The bees won't hurt you as long as you don't hurt them.
- Please note: The sunflowers have brought in a lot of bees so if you know you are highly allergic then bring your epipen just in case.