Open Daily: M,W,F,Sa 9-6, T/TH 9-7, Su 10-5

  Location:

550 Asbury Road
Churchville, MD 21028
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Call: (410) 734-GROW (4769)

Now accepting Field Trip reservations for October 2017!

 

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Brad’s Produce is a family run, fully operational farm. We strive to offer our visitors an enjoyable and educational farm experience that they will remember for years to come.

Our field trips offer the following options:

We also have picnic tables available and plenty of space for blankets to make your own picnic area. We welcome you to bring a bag lunch and stay for as long as you can. There’s no charge for this – we just need to know in advance so we can plan accordingly.

How to Make a Reservation:
Reservations may be made via the web form at right.  You may also contact Karin by email at brad@bradsproduce.com.

Hours
We are open Monday through Friday from 9am – 5 pm for groups. Please call for exact beginning dates as the timing of when pumpkins will be ready varies depending on the weather! Our last day for field trips this year is October 27.

Before you get here
Please remind your group to respect other visitors and to be on their best behavior. Chances are your group will not be the only ones here! We require one adult to each team of 4-6 children for the corn maze. Please have your exact head counts ready for us (children and adults) as well as your money. We accept payment from one person for the entire group. Cash, check or charge is accepted. Be sure to stress to your adults that their price does include a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. We don't want anyone to leave a pumpkin behind, so make sure to tell them to go ahead and pick their favorite spookie! 

In the classroom:
It’s not required for you to do anything educationally to prepare for your trip, but it’s fun for your students to know a little before arriving.

  • Research the history of football and how it varies around the world. 
  • Discuss how football effects our culture.
  • Discuss the controversary surrounding football in young players.
  • What are they pros and cons to playing football at a young age?  

Field Trip Options

Pumpkin Life Cycle Lesson and Craft
This is held outside of our barn in an area that we have set-up for learning purposes. Children and adults sit on straw bales while one of our teachers leads a mini-lesson about our farm and how we’re different from other farms. The life cycle of a pumpkin is also incorporated into this discussion. Children will then make a pumpkin “chain” that they can take home with them to illustrate the life cycle of a pumpkin. Total time for lesson and activity is about 45 minutes.

Hayride and Pumpkin Picking
Our tractor wagon will take you on a 10 minute hayride through the farm out to the pumpkin patch to pick a spookie pumpkin (it’s bigger than a softball, but smaller than a basketball) then bring you back to the starting point. Total time for the hayride and pumpkin picking is about 40 minutes.

Pumpkin Decorating
We will lead you to an area that we have set up with straw bales and tables where each child can decorate the pumpkin they just picked in the field. Each child will be given a sheet of stickers with different facial features so they can decorate their pumpkin anyway they’d like! Total time for pumpkin decorating is 15-25 minutes.

Straw Maze
This is a “mini-maze” perfect for children under 5 years old. It’s located right next to our barn and allows little ones to get the maze experience without feeling overwhelmed in our larger corn maze. Total time can be from 5 minutes to 20 minutes – depending on your timeline.

Tile Maze
Located right outside of our corn maze, this maze fools the eye! It looks much easier than it is. Made up entirely of tiles laid on the ground, the object is to get to the center of the maze. The trick? You can only make right turns! This is a maze that you’ll enjoy watching others solve as well as completing yourself! Total time for the tile maze is about 20 minutes.

Maize Quest® Corn Maze Adventure
This is our most challenging maze on the farm! Travel our pathways through 8 foot stalks of corn, with an overall theme that changes each year. Visitors not only navigate through the pathways, they learn about the carefully chosen themed topic and their teammates while doing so.

Our corn maze offers much more than a challenging cornfield experience. It’s educational. It promotes team-building. It creates memories that aren’t available inside the classroom. Total time for completing your gamesheet and finding your way out of the maze is anywhere from 45 minutes to 75 minutes – depending on each group’s navigational and problem solving skills!

For group reservations, you can use the web form at right, or email Karin at brad@bradsproduce.com.

Field Trip Reservations

Please use the form below to request a field trip reservation, or call us at (410) 734-GROW (4769).  NOTE to HCPS employees: Due to HCPS email issues, we kindly request that you DO NOT use an HCPS email address in the form below.

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Bus
Car

Hayride and Pumpkin Picking
Pumpkin Life Cycle Lesson and Craft
Maize Quest Corn Maze Adventure
Pumpkin Decorating
Straw Maze
Tile Maze
Picnic Area (lunch not provided)


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