It’s hard to believe, but after our Fall season is finished and everyone is enjoying Thanksgiving and Christmas our minds are already thinking about Spring on the Farm. What will we add? How will we improve our guest experience? What dates will our season include? What will we plant? How much? What special events could we offer? And the list goes on…… Then comes the fun part of plowing, plotting, planting, and praying! The sunflowers were planted on March 4th and in no time at all, the field will be full of a beautiful array of warm colors.
Here are 5 things to know about Amazing Grace’s Spring Saturdays on the Farm:
- The farm will open for the Spring Season on May 6th and will run through May 20th. There is a possibility we will open on May 27th, depending on how the flowers hold up. We are opening an hour earlier at 9am this year for the early-birds who want to come pick flowers. The farm will close at 4pm. Farm admission is $10 per person for everyone ages 3 and up which includes access to all farm attractions. Guests can also purchase a souvenir cup for $5 and pick 5 sunflowers. Additional flowers are $1 each and must be paid for upon exiting the farm. Stay tuned to social media for several special events during our spring season. Mother’s Day weekend is May 13th and visiting the farm is a great way to spend your Mother’s Day!
- Last year, we planted about 2.5 acres of sunflowers. This year, we planted almost 6 acres! We planted almost 20 different varieties of sunflowers with various colors and sizes. We are praying for rain and a warm spring which makes for a great sunflower field!
- Folks loved digging potatoes last year, so we decided to expand our garden area to offer more u-pick vegetables including: tomatoes, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, and herbs. Later in the spring, we will have watermelons and cantaloupes.
- Farm attractions include: jump pad, barnyard ball zone, wagon rides, cow train, corn crib, duck races, playground, family photo ops, rat rollers, and more! Concessions will be available for purchase including kettle corn from our new kettle corn machine!
- Here are a few tips for visiting the farm: Bring sunscreen and bug spray, scissors/shears for picking flowers, gloves for picking vegetables if you are worried about getting dirty, don’t forget your camera, and wear appropriate clothing (hats and closed-toed shoes). Check out our FAQ page for more info.
Please follow our social media pages for updates on the spring growing season. As farmers, we have zero control over the weather and we can only “play the hand we are dealt”. We have been in a pretty significant drought, which is why our fall crop maze was shorter than it has been in the past. We had an amazing turnout last year for our inaugural spring season and farm guests LOVED being able to pick flowers and enjoy farm attractions with their families. Make plans to take a drive to Clay County and experience Spring Family Fun on the Farm!