We are a local family-owned and operated farm and we invite you to our farm in the fall for one of the best U-Pick pumpkin experiences around!
Mums, Apples, and over 160 varieties of pumpkins, squash & gourds. Seasonal Hours September-October. We are a local family-owned and operated farm and we invite you to enjoy that harvest with us at our Pumpkin Patch this falll!
8,000ish mum plugs planted ✅….this crew was quite disappointed when the last pot went out 😉
Tune in this Sunday for Nathan’s full video of the endeavor!
This is what you call a “multi-use” space!
The mums have arrived! We are so thankful for their safe passage and that our order was filled without too many substitutions.
After only 4 days in the ground the kenaf is coming up! This is one of the new, unique and obscure crops we are growing this year at the patch. It should get 15-20’ tall and make for a unique “jungle” path out here for you and the kids to explore this fall. Keep an eye on this one….it’s going to be fun!
Planting Pumpkins at Greene Fields Farm 2022...a lot has changed since our 2019 planting video!
20 acres....180 something varieties...planted in about 5 hours. Success!
Videography and editing credit to Nathan (He was hoarding videos out of our Summer Update video for this one....nicely played, sir, nicely played!)
How we plant 20 acres of pumpkins in just a few hours... Fields Farm
Its been a busy week...you won't want to miss this!
The marathon toward pumpkin season continues....and we get the pumpkin patch planted! Fields Farm
We are starting varsity for ….Here we go!
Folks, it’s glorious out here! The plan is to have some pumpkins planted by the time the sun sets….to say I’m excited is an understatement!
World, meet Laura! 😍
Raise your hand if you have hay to bale today or tomorrow. 🙋♂️ Enjoy this weather, folks!
To all the recent graduates out there….dream big: next thing you know your net worth will be tied up in garden carts and you’ll be trying to figure out how to keep 488 little tires inflated!
It’s our annual “Uncle Drew delivers a mountain load of mum potting soil” picture.
I heard her let out a long sigh…..I think I’ll give her a moment…..
Ready or not, here come mums!
Sometimes when you take a chance on a pile of dirty old bags on an online auction you strike gold! I’m giddier than an 8 year old on Christmas morning digging through this pile! The history here; my goodness! Do you farmers, who have been doing this longer than I, have any stories about these companies/varieties? Does your soul ache for a time when small family owned seed house dotted the countryside and we were allowed to plant VNS soybeans?! Anyway, Im going to be flying high over this find for a while and I can’t wait to find a way to preserve and display this collection of farming history here at the patch!
Today we are looking forward to hosting Jill and Tera and be a part of their “Pursuing Purpose” vlog. Tune in today around 4pm to journey with us and them through our pursuit of purpose here at the farm!
Does this mean our ornamental corn will be disease free this year?! 🤔. Just being real….you’d be amazed at all the interesting “treasures” we find abandoned out here 🤣
While not part of the “public” part of our farm, who would like our next Sunday Summer update to come to you from our family garden and have Christie show us how she finds peace and provides for our family from this special space?
We are kicking off our Sunday Farm Updates Series: Each Sunday we plan to post a video of the happenings here at the farm as we work our way toward pumpkin season. Hope you can follow along!
Please comment with questions and suggestions of what you would like to see.
See the boys full length baling video on YouTube @1.64scalefarmer
These boys just finished mowing, raking, debating the weather forecast, and baling their first 35 bales of hay…..all without dad’s help and using their own line of hay equipment. It’s a successful trial run as they plan to bale all the straw we will sell at the patch this fall. I’m not sure who is more proud, them or I!
Watching our crops emerge…especially in challenging conditions….is absolutely amazing!
So the back story: we planted some of our corn and soybeans (for the “main” farm) last week which was followed by the heavy rain and cold and now baking heat. This is a perfect recipe to turn our nice fluffy soil into concrete….which it did. Not what we had hoped for! Then the seeds have to push through something that resembles a parking lot while we would prefer them to meet the world in potting soil. We have been checking daily to determine if/how much we will need to replant but it just amazes me the lengths nature goes to to try and get these seeds out of the ground. May we all have this same persistence in challenging situations!
A morning smile for you:
If pumpkin season started today these guys would be ready…..albeit they would have no pumpkins to sell!
Regardless, we are making use of this crummy weather to get the shed ready. Next week, hopefully, the focus will shift to outside preparations!
I guess this makes me Tom Sawyer!
We (technically, they) are painting boards to label all the apple varieties in the orchard: U- Pick apples coming to the patch this fall!
Friends, we need your opinion:
We are considering expanding our kids play area to include a larger straw fort but we are running into a pretty substantial cost to do so. To help make it feasible, we are throwing around the idea of charging for you all to use it (we are thinking $3 per child...adults free). We have been very hesitant to charge any type of admission and, to be clear, this would just be for the kids play area in the hoop barn (which includes the corn bin), the farm and everything else would remain admission free.
So, my question to you all is would you be willing to pay to allow me to build a straw castle for our kids or should we chaff the idea and stay with the way things are?
Happy Monday everyone…it’s going to be a GREAT season!
~The Joehl’s @ Greene Fields Farm
Have you seen the picturesque sunny day pictures all over FB of the farmers getting their crop in?
…….Yeah, me neither…..
We did get the popcorn and first planting of ornamental corn in this afternoon…rained on us the entire time!
We are up for the challenge if you are up for the reward. Follow along to see how this turns out…..
Just admire the lengths of beauty and complexity God goes to in order to make an apple. He doesn’t have to…but He does. You are orders of magnitude more important than an apple and no less beautiful. Let that sink in today
I have tried, unsuccessfully, the past five years to grow a portion of our pumpkins on a covercrop. After tweaking things based on what I have learned from my failures, this is attempt #6. These are oats planted in between what will eventually be the pumpkin rows. The thought is to plant the pumpkins in the bare space between the oats and then kill the oats to provide a straw mulch for the pumpkin vines to set their pumpkins on. We will see….I really would like this to work!
Look at ‘em tentacles!
EDIT TO ADD…..some truth about asparagus… we will not be harvesting from our new patch until 2024. Asparagus is a long term investment that needs two years to establish itself before it can be harvested. After that it should produce for at least a decade. Stick with us….the wait should be worth it!
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Greene Fields Farm is what you're looking for! Visitors can pick pumpkins, gourds, shop for mums, and enjoy other fall delights. Regan and Christie Joehl operate the farm with their five sons and they hope you'll come for a visit. https://bit.ly/2ZCk5BY
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Green Fields Farms offers:
✔️ Free parking
✔️ Free admission
✔️ Free kids activities
🧡 Plenty of pumpkins, mums, sunflowers
What a perfect weekend activity:
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A huge thank you to Greene Fields Farm for letting us use their beautiful sunflower field!🌻🌻🌻
And if you are one of those many peoples that have been asking if Alfonso is making PAD THAI, this week the answer is, "YES!" Come and enjoy.