We are headed to a real working farm, that’s right. It is time to visit Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm.
Founded in 1971 by Bill and Sandy Bishop, the original 40-acre farm was to raise corn, beans, and alfalfa with the hope of renting property alongside their farm to raise hogs. Sandy soon discovered that pumpkins were a much better crop for the area and in 1973 the Bishop’s turned to pumpkins, and you could say, they never looked back.
To this day, the farm is still run by the Bishop family. Bill retired in 2004 with Sandy stepping down in 2013. Today, Bill and Sandy’s son Wayne and his wife Ann along with two of their kids, are full-time employees.
Bishop’s hires about 450 seasonal workers each year, and the farm is open from mid-September to the last day of October. They are always improving the farm with upgrades and new activities. All kinds of delicious desserts and goodies is a good reason to visit the farm.
CORE’s field trip includes a pumpkin (up to $5.00), a train ride and a hayride, a cup of apple cider, the petting zoo, and an educational pig show.
The cost for non-CORE siblings and parents is $9.00 and can be paid on ParentSquare or by coming by the front desk.
We will meet on Oct. 1st at 9:45am for check-in. Our reservations are for 10:00am.