Since 2010, Jerry & I have opened our little farm, bordered by the crooked river, to families in the hopes that we can give all who visit, a real, educational, non-commercial and fun farm experience they will remember. Both of us coming from agricultural backgrounds, I raising dairy goats & Jerry raising hogs, cattle & crops , Agritourism seemed the natural thing to do. We chose to grow pumpkins as an experiment.....that went very well. We start all of our pumpkin seeds in the house and after about a week to a week and a half, we take them to the field and plant each little seedling by hand. As it is very hard work, it is so gratifying and so worth it to see all the giddy, excited children scurrying all over to find the biggest and best pumpkin. Educating families and future generations about agriculture and the need to preserve it, is truly a privilege for us. Over the years, several of our customers suggested we do weddings because of the natural setting. We would get requests to hold parties and other events, but we did not feel as though we had the facilities to host these events. So early 2012, we decided to look into it and then started to design an addition to our existing goat and horse barn, which was originally built in the 1970's, to accommodate weddings and other events...We looked at many great designs, but like most of our farm, we wanted our own rustic feel to the new addition to go with the old barn. So that's when we found someone to draw up our design, that we had described to him, ......Very exciting to see our design on paper........so with Jerry's childhood friend, Jessie, who happens to be a carpenter, several months work and some unforeseen changes in design, the barn evolved to exactly what we had envisioned ..... Started in August of 2013 and finished by May of 2014....this barn was built the old fashion way, with oak and other native lumber, half from the timber on our own farm and the other half from an Amish friend. The barn has a rustic feel that modern lumber just can't supply.
We have heard from many interested couples who have found us from all over, and we are very excited about the future. We look forward to working with each and every couple who choose Crooked River Farm to make their wedding dreams come true. Visit our pumpkin patch website