ABOUT "Brown's Harvest"
Six generations of the Brown family have been living and working in the town of Windsor, Connecticut since the mid 1800's. The Brown family is proud to say they have been a part of the history of Windsor, Connecticut since the mid 1800's (if not earlier!). During this time, over six generations of the Brown family have been living and working in the town. Over the years, the Brown family has grown potatoes, asparagus, and strawberries. Today, they now concentrate on growing Connecticut Valley shade leaf tobacco, pumpkins, and mums on over 175 acres. The family also owned and operated Brown's Driving Range up until 2012. The driving range was a great place for golfers (amateurs and professionals) to practice their swing on natural grass tees. Please browse our site to learn more about the Brown family and what we offer. Don't forget to register for special offers during the season. We'd like to remind you of our farm's Pumpkin/Hayride Program planned especially for children ages 3-7. We can accommodate any size group over the minimum of 15. We have covers for our wagons in case of rain. Print Pricing (Children's Mini-Corn Maze & Spookley 5 Acre Corn Maze) Children's Mini-Corn Maze and Spookley 5-Acre Corn Maze price information. Print Reservation Please fill out the Group Hayride Reservation Form to reserve a spot. Print Group Package Rate We schedule private groups of 15 or more each week-day during October for a 45 minute to 1 hour tour of our farm that includes: A tractor-drawn-hay-wagon ride around the farm, including fields of pumpkins and gourds. The ride will also pass through our "Spook-Barn" (only slightly spooky!). A small sugar pumpkin chosen by each child. These are just the right size for this age group and are perfect for painting, carving or cooking. Special Note: For the children's safety we pre-pick the sugar pumpkins and have a designated area for them to choose from after their hayride. This protects the children from tripping over vines, navigating through the fields (which can be difficult for young children, and dropping their pumpkins while embarking and disembarking from the wagon. Our homemade mini cider donut and cup of cider. An activity/coloring booklet for each child to take home, reinforcing things seen and done on the farm. Also, available for use by teachers are storyboards illustrating how pumpkins grow from seed to fruit. We will again feature Spookley the Square Pumpkin! This is a great lesson on how diverse and special we all are! The storybook, or DVD, with lesson plans are available for an additional fee and may be obtained prior to your visit to the farm. Spookley the Square Pumpkin now offers a free Bully Prevention Tool Kit. A children's mini-cornstalk maze for the children to go through and explore. If you feel your children could benefit from an on-farm experience such as this, please call us to reserve a time.
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Frequently Asked Questions Is there an admission fee? No. We do not charge to visit our farm. Purchase of a corn maze pass (children's or 5 acre maze) includes a wagon hayride. Also available for purchase on the weekends: face painting, tickets for the inflatable slide, pumpkins, mums, apple cider donuts, apple cider, decorations, food, drink and other various items. What activities do you have on the farm for pumpkin season? There are hay stacks for the kids to climb and the children's corn maze is open daily. Hayrides are only available to scheduled groups during the week. On the weekends we have pumpkin painting, face painting, weekend entertainment, and weekend hayrides that run all day long (no reservations required). To learn more about our entertainment please visit our Entertainment page. Do you offer school tours at the farm? Yes. Please see our Maze/Hayride Rate Page for more information. Can I bring my scout group or club to the farm? Yes. Please see our Maze/Hayride Rate Page for more information. May I celebrate my children's birthday here? We do not have an organized birthday party program. We do have Group Rates available during the week and on the weekend. The cost is per person with a minimum number of people including children, adults, and chaperones. The group rates can not be combined with any other offers. Where may I set up my picnic/tailgate? We do have a couple picnic tables that may be used. Because we have limited yard and parking lot space, picnicking/tailgate activities is discouraged. Weekday visitors may use the weekend parking field, but must carry out their own trash, since we do not have the facilities to store excess trash and we do not want the yellow jacket population to build up. Can I bring my pet? NO! We are sorry but pets are not welcome during pumpkin season! Please leave your pets at home. Pumpkins and squash are food crops and therefore we can not have any pets in the fields. We appreciate your cooperation. Do you sell food on the farm? YES! Homemade apple cider donuts are made daily. Apple cider, apples are available every day. There is a small variety of food sold on the weekends (pies, hot dogs, cookies, etc.). What is the price of the pumpkins? Prices are decided by size. There are labeled pumpkins to give you an idea of how much the different size pumpkins cost. What do the hayrides cost? Public hayrides are available on the weekend only. The cost of the tractor hayride (includes Children's Mini-Corn Maize pass) on the weekend is $5.00 per person and no reservation is necessary. Pumpkins are sold separately. The group rate during the week is strictly for Groups and requires a reservation. Our hayrides during the week are for groups (15 people minimum) only. Note: The minimum fee applies if fewer than 15 people attend the hayride. When is the Children's Mini-Corn Maize open? The children's corn maize is open daily. It is geared for children under 8. It costs $3 per person during the week and on weekends the cost is $5 per person (2 years old and younger are free). For everyone's safety, children must be accompanied by an adult. If you want to upgrade to the Spookley 5-Acre Corn Maize, you can visit the ticket booth the day you purchased your ticket and pay the difference in cost. Pumpkins are sold separately. When is the Spookley 5-Acre Corn Maize open? The Spookley 5-Acre Corn Maize is available by reservation during the week. The Spookley Maze is open on the weekends (and Columbus Day). The price of this maze includes the hayride and the Children's Mini-Corn Maize. Pumpkins are sold separately. What form of payment does Brown's Harvest Accept? We currently accept cash, checks, Mastercard and Visa. Appropriate identification is required for checks and charge cards. Where is the closest restaurant for a quick family meal? Many restaurants are located right on Route 75. Do you sell shade leaf to individuals? Our shade leaf is not available for sale to the public. Contact Windsor Shade Tobacco Company, 80 King Spring Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, (860)627-6122 for purchase. - Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Avenue Windsor, Connecticut 06095 Hours 10am - 6pm 860-683-0266 Please visit our website or use google maps to find us!
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1911 Poquonock Avenue, Windsor, Connecticut, 06095