First Sunday in October
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Weather Update
According to Ed Wilson, Hurricane Rosa is working her way up to the midwest and will bring some rain throughout the weekend.  In 11 years we have been fortunate to have very little rain.  All the hard work has been put in so rain or shine, we will be open.  Few things to take note of....

1)     Bring an umbrella and maybe throw boots in the car just in case.
2)     Bring some newspapers or something for your floor mats.  While we have a lot of grass, we are farms with dirt to mix with the rain.
3)     Follow the signs.  There are minimum maintenance roads that will bury a car very quickly.
4)    We will do everything we can to make the experince great for anyone that comes out.

The original, the biggest, the best! Seven independent family farm operations, all within an easy drive of each other in south-central Iowa, are jointly hosting open houses. Enjoy a leisurely autumn day “crawling” from farm to farm (Okay, you don't actually crawl, you drive yourself between farms). 

Come visit south Marion County/north Lucas County (one hour south of Des Moines) to see each of our individual operations. Tour the farms, visit the animals, meet the farmers, see demonstrations, sample the goodies, purchase locally grown & produced products, and have lots of fun in the beautiful Iowa countryside! Visit special guest vendors at many of the farms.  FREE admission onto all of the farms.

The seven farms include: Blue Gate Farm, Coyote Run Farm, Crooked Gap Farm, Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch, Schneider Orchards, White Breast Pottery and Weaving, and Trojan Iron Works.

NO PETS - for the safety of our farm animals and guests, please leave your animals at home.

Special thanks to our sponsors:  Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) and South Central Coop