From Harford County government:
(Bel Air, MD – October 7, 2009) – – Now that the leaves have started to turn, and with Halloween right around the corner, Harford County Executive David R. Craig and the Division of Agriculture are urging all county residents to visit local farms this autumn season.
“Fall is the best time of year to experience agriculture in Harford County, and we have many farms that offer a variety of fun, family-oriented activities,” stated County Executive David R. Craig.
“Ag tourism is a very important part of our Division of Agriculture’s ‘Buy Local’ campaign,” added Craig. “I encourage Harford County families to visit at least one of our farms this fall to pick pumpkins, go on a hayride, and buy local products like mums and apple cider. It’s an affordable and fun opportunity that’s close to home, and it shows support for the local farming community.”
Some of the farms that offer ‘pick-your-own’ pumpkins include:
• Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford (www.applewoodfarm.org);
• Brad’s Produce, 550 Asbury Road, Churchville (www.bradsproduce.com);
• Harman’s Farm Market, 2633 Churchville Road, Churchville (www.harmansfarm.com);
• Hawks Hill Creamery, 805 Highland Road, Street (www.hawkshillcreamery.com);
• Hopkins Produce, 3827 Rider Lane, Havre de Grace, 410-734-6235;
• Legends of the Fog, 500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen (www.legendsofthefog.com);
• Lohr’s Orchard, 3212 Snake Lane, Churchville (www.lohrsorchard.com);
• Shaw Orchards, 21901 Barrens Road South, Stewartstown, PA (www.shaworchards.com).
Many of these farms offer other fun autumn activities such as corn or straw mazes, hayrides, scarecrow making, and petting zoos. Contact each farm to find out what is available and for hours of operation.
For more information on agriculture and Ag tourism opportunities in Harford County, log on to www.HarfordFarms.com.