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“Things Grandmother told me.”

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The BIG pumpkins go FIRST! Get here early to pick.
Eric Big Pumpkin
Eric found big pumpkins in the patch! Pumpkin Express Wagon Rides are FREE starting Saturday at 11AM, just pay for the pumpkins you pick: $.75 per pound, BUT NO PUMPKIN costs more than $12, no matter how BIG!
3 Things to Know this Week:
  1. Gala, Mac, Smoothee, Red Chief, Empire, Fuji, JonaGold for apple picking in the orchard. Mr. Allen is in the gazebo with baskets!
  2. Maize Quest OPEN Friday 10AM-6PM, Saturday 10am-10PM with Flashlight Nights, Sun 1PM-7PM. Fruit picking everyday Mon-Sat 8AM-6PM, Sun 1PM-5PM – Last Orchard entry hour before closing.
  3. SAVE on Maize Quest Tickets and experience our newest attraction the Hidden Gem Railroad Trackless Train Ride. [CLICK HERE]
Life on the Farm: “Things my Grandmother told me.”

Oh, Hugh,

What did your Grandmother tell you that you remember today? Chances are good, you got some wisdom that, at the time, sounded like “something old people said”, but means more now that you are aging.
Here are a few I was thinking about this week:
“Waste not, want not” – I was convicted this past week as I wasn’t sure what to do with all my CSA box produce, but remembered a friend who like d the stuff I didn’t. I got the produce and friend connected 🙂
“If you don’t work, you don’t eat.” – Depression era stuff, right? I was thinking of this as an expanded idea to be unpacked a bit more. My son’s soccer team worked really hard at practice and defeated our co-practice nemesis team for the first scrimmage win all season. They worked hard and well, and they got the victory. Maybe, “No work, no win.”
“Say your prayers daily.” – This was more demonstration than saying. She was a regular prayer sayer and scripture reader. As a farmer, there are so many things out of your control. She understood the value of unloading that burden through prayer to a higher power.
With 10 acres of pumpkins ripe, 28 acres of apples hanging on the trees, thousands of guests ready to have fun in the mazes and 700+ acres of corn to pick in the next month, I, too, need more power than I could muster on my own through willpower and positive thinking alone.
Grandmother is gone, but her life continues through the McPherson family and the lessons she taught. Your grandmother might be with you or already gone as well, but this week, pause for a few minutes early in the morning to reflect on what she passed on to you.
It’s harvest season on the farm and our doors stand open, welcoming you and your family to make some memories together this weekend. I hope you’ll join us and help us pick some of those pumpkins and apples
We grew them exclusively and specifically for you.
See you soon on the farm,
Farmer Hugh
PS Need a farm field trip for your learning adventure? Groups are booking right now. Email Michelle at or call her 717-495-1759. Over 20 groups booked last week alone and time slots are going fast! Learn more about groups at Maize Quest [CLICK HERE]
Maize Quest Open Every Weekend!

What’s NEW at the Fun Park?

How about…
The Hidden Gem Railroad! [CLICK HERE for ticketing…]
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What’s happening with your group?
We host hundreds of groups like yours for adventure each Fall. Michelle, our group tour director, schedules each group for start time and activities to make sure you get the day and time that works best for you.
Have you scheduled yet? If you need more information, click one of the links below. If you are ready to book your group right now, Click here to reserve instantly online. You may always reach Michelle directly at with any questions.
We work really hard to make sure you get the time you want, but some activities have limited availability, especially Preschool Tours with Farmer Hugh & Friends, Middle School Maze Adventures, Geocaching and Scout Tours.
Hugh, The Maze Master

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