Friday, September 30, 2011

Shlagel Farm Fall Harvest Festivities Through October

When we wake up this Saturday morning, it will really feel like Fall for the first time this year. Cool, crisp air is on board for the weekend, and our thoughts turn to pumpkin patches, mazes, hay rides, warm apple cider and sweaters!

This Saturday, join the Shlagel family at their farm for the start of their Fall Harvest Festivities! Details are in the letter below -- the farm is in Waldorf.  Sounds like a great time to take a trip to the farm!

Calling all Hay Riders and Pumpkin Pickers,

This Saturday; October 1st  the farm opens up for our annual Fall harvest activities. We will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10a-5p in October. This year we will have a petting zoo, a straw maze for little people, a box full of corn for little people to play in and a hay ride with Farmer Russ to the pumpkin patch where you can choose your own pumpkin. We will also have seasonal produce and a huge variety of beautiful Mums to choose from. The price is the $8.00 per person. 0-23 months is no charge.
As always we want to take this opportunity to remind you that we are a working farm, with moving equipment and vehicles and irrigation ponds. It provides a good opportunity to teach your kids about safety and staying close to your side at all times.
Feel free to make use of our picnic tables and make sure to bring your cameras as we have some great photo ops this year!  Please leave your pets at home.
If you would like to make a scarecrow, we will provide the straw. Bring old clothes, a pillow case for the head, and some big safety pins and we'll show you how to make it.
We will offer for sale our large line of speciality ciders and jams and jellies as well. They are delicious and make a great present. Come and spend some fun harvest time with us at Shlagel Farms this October. If you are a teacher and would like one of our school educational field trip flyers e-mailed to you please let us know. If you are a parent who would like to see your child come here for their field trip we would be happy to fax or e-mail the information to their teacher.

We have had a very challenging growing season this summer between multiple 100 degree days followed by a historic rainy season. This presents a unique learning experience for visitors to the farm. You will see first hand the challenges that we have dealt with. If you've never been here before during pumpkin time Farmer Russ or Farmer Karl will take you on an informative hay ride that will tell you the history of the farm, our agronomic practices and our philosophy on how to be a Bay friendly farm. We want you to know where your food comes from and how we go about providing a safe and nutritious dinner for your family. Come one, come all and have a little harvest fun with us. Hope to see you soon!

The Shlagels
12850 Shlagel Rd
Waldorf, Md. 20601
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