In 2009, we began collaborating with Hawthorne Elementary school.  In the spring, they sent their 4th graders to our farm (we are located less than a 1 mile from the school) and they prepped the pumpkin field, planted the pumpkin seeds and were taught how to lay the water lines. Then they came back as 5th graders in the fall and harvested the pumpkins, set up the pumpkin patch for the public and helped with a small sales we had through October. We split the profits with the school's PTA.  It was a successful venture for all! Thus, we continued year after year!  Last year we were able to donate enough to help the PTA pay for most of the field trips scheduled! But more importantly, the experience the kids get from getting their hands in the dirt and seeing the whole cycle from seed to sale is priceless! In 2016, a local 4-H group collaborated with us and did apple pressing during the Pumpkin Festival and sold some of the yummiest apple cider!  We love incorporating kids into all our activities!

Our Pumpkin Festival has become pretty popular in the last few years! In 2017, we are looking to expand our hours and offer it a few more weekends. During the festival, we have apple pressing, self-guided farm tours, lots of animal petting, photo sessions by a local professional photographer, the ever popular CORNBOX (think: sand box farmstyle!), a mini farmers' market, lots of pumpkin themed items and of course a chance to pick out a pumpkin grown right here at Turner Farms!

Our Pumpkin Patch stays open until the end of October. Please watch here or on Facebook for hours and dates of the Festival as it gets closer to October!

 

 

OUR OLDEST SON WAS PART OF THE FIRST CLASS FROM HAWTHORNE SCHOOL TO HARVEST PUMPKINS AT THE FARM. SINCE THESE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, OUR HARVEST HAS GOTTEN BIGGER, OUR TRAILER HAS GOTTEN BIGGER AND OUR SON HAS GOTTEN BIGGER TOO!

OUR OLDEST SON WAS PART OF THE FIRST CLASS FROM HAWTHORNE SCHOOL TO HARVEST PUMPKINS AT THE FARM. SINCE THESE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, OUR HARVEST HAS GOTTEN BIGGER, OUR TRAILER HAS GOTTEN BIGGER AND OUR SON HAS GOTTEN BIGGER TOO!

tHIS WAS OUR YOUNGEST SON'S CLASS IN 2015...ONE OF OUR BIGGEST HARVESTS. THE KIDS LOVE LOADING AND UNLOADING THE PUMPKINS!

tHIS WAS OUR YOUNGEST SON'S CLASS IN 2015...ONE OF OUR BIGGEST HARVESTS. THE KIDS LOVE LOADING AND UNLOADING THE PUMPKINS!

PART OF THE JOY FOR US IS WATCHING LITTLE ONES AND THEIR AMAZEMENT OF THE PUMPKINS. NOTHING MAKES OUR HEART HAPPIER THAN SEEING THE SMILES WHEN A LITTLE ONE FINDS THEIR PERFECT PUMPKIN!

PART OF THE JOY FOR US IS WATCHING LITTLE ONES AND THEIR AMAZEMENT OF THE PUMPKINS. NOTHING MAKES OUR HEART HAPPIER THAN SEEING THE SMILES WHEN A LITTLE ONE FINDS THEIR PERFECT PUMPKIN!

tHERE ARE LOTS OF FUN PHOTO OPS AROUND OUR FARM DURING PUMPKIN SEASON! fAMILIES LOVE GETTING THEIR PHOTO TAKEN ON THIS VINTAGE aLLIS cHALMERS TRACTOR!

tHERE ARE LOTS OF FUN PHOTO OPS AROUND OUR FARM DURING PUMPKIN SEASON! fAMILIES LOVE GETTING THEIR PHOTO TAKEN ON THIS VINTAGE aLLIS cHALMERS TRACTOR!

OUR PUMPKIN PATCH WOULDN'T BE AS SUCCESSFUL OR AS FUN WITHOUT THE HELP OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS! tHESE KIDS LOVED SITTING BY THE ROAD ENCOURAGING PASSING CARS TO STOP AND BUY A PUMPKIN! hOW COULD YOU SAY NO TO THIS CUTENESS?

OUR PUMPKIN PATCH WOULDN'T BE AS SUCCESSFUL OR AS FUN WITHOUT THE HELP OF FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS! tHESE KIDS LOVED SITTING BY THE ROAD ENCOURAGING PASSING CARS TO STOP AND BUY A PUMPKIN! hOW COULD YOU SAY NO TO THIS CUTENESS?

tHE BEAUTY OF BLUE SKIES, CRISP FALL MONTANA DAYS FILLED WITH FALL FLOWERS AND PUMPKINS ON THE FARM JUST MAKE US SMILE EVERY YEAR! wE NEVER GET TIRED OF FALL DAYS AT TURNER FARMS!  CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE THE BEAUTY WITH YOU THIS YEAR!!

tHE BEAUTY OF BLUE SKIES, CRISP FALL MONTANA DAYS FILLED WITH FALL FLOWERS AND PUMPKINS ON THE FARM JUST MAKE US SMILE EVERY YEAR! wE NEVER GET TIRED OF FALL DAYS AT TURNER FARMS!  CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE THE BEAUTY WITH YOU THIS YEAR!!