So You Wanna Have Fall Farm Fun….
Looking for a spot to grab a pumpkin? What about some apples? Maybe just want to chill and enjoy a quintessential VT fall farm adventure? Well, Grab your flannels, boots, and maybe a vest (or two) because these farms are the most Vermont you can get (and they’re all only about 10 miles away)!
Sam Mazza’s Farm Stand
Address: 277 Lavigne Road • Colchester • Vermont 05446
Distance: 4.6 miles
Features: Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Festivals, Petting Zoo, pies, plants, pies, props, and….more pies.
Sam Mazza’s is a classic, if for nothing else than for it’s brilliant fall drive through Colchester. Small windy roads through gold and orange leaves – can’t get much more Vermont than that. That is, until you arrive at the Sam Mazza’s farm stand. Full of friendly faces, pumpkins, a three-mile corn maze, a petting zoo – and if you time it JUST right, maybe a folk music festival with some awesome grub and some great face painting. Did we mention the pies? Sam Mazza also has a green house for green thumbs, some halloween prizes for those dark souls. Grab your pumpkin, a hot cider, and enjoy the crisp Vermont air. Pro tip – on weekends you can go out into the fields and pick your own pumpkin at Sam Mazzas – or just snag one from their pre-picked selection.
Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market
Address: 986 Old Stage Rd, Williston, VT 05495
Distance: 7.1 miles
Features: Apple Picking, Pumpkins, VT Foods, Maple Syrup, Pies, and scenic mountain views.
Apple Picking, Ice Cream, and Toys? Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market has a lot to do on a fall day. If you want to go Apple Picking this Orchard is the perfect space, there is a view of the snowy Vermont mountains, fresh air and fresh apples. If you aren’t there for the apples then you are probably there for maple syrup. They even have fall fixins’ for Halloween, that means pumpkins!! Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market offers specialty products like toys for little ones and souvenirs if you are visiting Vermont for it’s iconic weather and scenery. Visiting you should expect cider donuts, ice cream from their Scoop Shop.
Isham Family Farm
Address: 3515 Oak Hill Rd, Williston, VT 05495
Distance: 8.6 miles
Features: Pumpkin Picking, Corn Maze, Sunflower Maze, Hayrides, Maple Syrup
Isham Family Farm is perfect for family! Open through all seasons, this family farm has Pumpkin Picking, Corn Mazes, Hayrides during the Fall, Christmas Tree Cutting and Picking during the Winter with Maple Syrup Season during this time. During the Spring it’s a time where you can plant your own vegetables at the Farm. While the summertime is hot and opportunities are plenty, the Isham Family Farm has Berry-Picking, Summer Treats where you can get sweet corn, and Farm Recreation with baby calves! Perfect activities for every season
Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze
Address: 347 Fay Lane Williston, Vermont 05495
Distance: 10 miles
Features: Corn Maze, Pumpkins (a whole land of them!), produce,
If you are scared of Corn Mazes say ‘I’. Personally I can do without a scary corn Maze but Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze is more Sherlock Homes than scary. While doing this fall time corn maze you will find hidden treasures of candy, be on the lookout for a special pumpkin which has a prize of a FREE pumpkin, and be surrounded by a fan favorite crop … CORN. If corn mazes are not your thing then find be on the lookout for the best pumpkin to carve and make your front of the house jack-o-lantern spooky.
Address: 216 Orchard Road Shelburne, VT 05482
Distance: 11.2 miles
Features: Apples, Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts, Pumpkin (pre-picked)
For a classic early-October apple picking adventure, look no further than Shelburne Orchards. With all the apple varieties you could want – Granny Smith, Macintosh, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious – the picking is sure to be great and on the right day the view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks is unparalleled. On most days you can chat with farmer Nick who’ll regale you with tales of growing apples all year long. Bring the rents for the Apple Brandy tasting room – and snag yourself a cider donut on your way out. We’ve also heard rumors of a mythical apple cider donut ice cream sandwich. Whoa…