Farmers’ markets in and around Somerset County are ready with all the autumn produce and decorations shoppers are looking for as the region prepares for the arrival of autumn next week on September 22.
Kermit and Greta Stahl own White Oak Farms in Somerset, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily until the end of November. This third-generation family farm grows and sells its own red, white and Yukon Gold potatoes, as well as cabbage and other fresh vegetables.
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Customers can purchase their potatoes in small and large quantities, from multiple potatoes up to and including a 50 pound bag.
“We try to cater to all households,” Greta Stahl said. “Anything they need we can do.”
She added that their potatoes are used to make the fries sold at the Jubilee of Farmers and Threshers and Mountain Craft Days.
Shoppers can purchase apples that the Stahls bring from their parent’s orchard, Sleek’s Orchard in New Paris. Three bag sizes are provided so customers can select and pack their own apples, or they can choose a bag that is already filled.
Small and large pumpkins, squashes and other fall decorations are also available, as well as apple cider, maple syrup and other food items.
Credit and debit cards cannot be used, so bring cash, a check, or use Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers for payment.
White Oak Farms is located at 550 White Oak Road along Route 31. Turn onto White Oak Road (near Glades Pike Winery) and follow the road to the Farm Market.
For more information, call 814-445-5213 or 814-445-4040 or check their Facebook page for updates, https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Interest/Stahls-Potatoes -White-Oak-Farms-1219034394781730.
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Here’s a list the Daily American has compiled of other area farms that offer fall produce and decorations, corn mazes, and other fun fall activities.
County of Somerset
Meadow Creek Farmer’s Market, 1120 Laurel Run Road, Somerset. 814-445-2640. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday. It sells naturally raised beef and pork, free-range eggs, pumpkins, chrysanthemums and squash, local produce and farm produce. Check their Facebook page for updates, https://www.facebook.com/1120LaurelRunRd.
Speigle Rolling Hills Farm, 308 Rolling Hill Road, Boswell. 814-629-5370. The season opens at 10 a.m. on September 17, market hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Close on Sunday. The Farm Market only accepts cash and checks. The farm sells seasonal vegetables, pumpkins, squash, Indian corn, hay bales, corn stalks, and fall decorations. It also offers a children’s corner, where they can see goats and other farm animals. More information is available on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Speigles-Rolling-Hills-Farm-264579400245552.
Hillegas Sugar Camp, 455 Dividing Ridge, Fairhope. 814-233-5843. They are not selling pumpkins and mums this year, according to their Facebook page. Maple products and maple ice cream are available Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. See their Facebook page for details, https://www.facebook.com/HillegasSugar.
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Dickert Farms, 250 Gillen Lane, Mineral Point. 814-418-6626. Farmer’s market open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. The Farm Market sells honey, jams, their own beef, baked goods, fall produce and decorations including pumpkins, squash, Indian corn and more. Two fall festivals are scheduled for October 1 and 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities will include wagon rides, corn maze, farmer’s market, food, pumpkin patch and farm animals. Vendors must also be on hand to sell products. More information available at https://www.facebook.com/dicertfarms.
Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Hoover’s Farm, 722 Carroll Road, Patton. 814-660-3110. Open September 1, hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Mums available now, pumpkins coming soon. Corn Maze is open, admission fee required. The indoor straw maze and shelled corn are free for kids. More information at https://www.facebook.com/Hooversmaze.
Hite Farms Corn Maze, 385 Eckenrode Mill Road, Patton. 814-421-1295. The opening day is September 17. The farm is open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday until October 30. Admission includes the corn maze, bouncy house, corn box, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, and barnyard animals. Pumpkins, mums, refreshments and other products are sold separately. Children 2 and under admitted free. All major credit cards accepted. More information available at https://www.facebook.com/HiteFarmsCornMaze.
Smithmyer Farm Fall Market, 457 St. Augustine Road, Patton. 814-505-3986. The opening date is September 14. This is an outdoor, cash-only market selling pumpkins, gourds, mums, corn stalks and bales of hay. Open from dawn to dusk. More information available at https://www.facebook.com/wedofallright.
Vale Wood Farms, 517 Vale Wood Road, Lorette. 814-886-7171. Pumpkin patch open October 8-23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission includes games, a corn maze, a giant corn box, farm animals and more. Children 2 and under admitted free. Also sells locally grown fall decorations including pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, straw bales, Indian corn and more. Pumpkin and apple ice cream and apple dumplings offered for sale. Food trucks to sell food on weekends. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1798353387172739?ref=newsfeed.
Weak Land Farms, 582 Munster Road, Portage. 814-999-1261. Open September 10 for the season, hours are Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-8 p.m. until October 30. Admission cost includes parking, corn maze, wagon ride, barnyard animals, ride to pumpkin patch, corn box playground and other activities. Pumpkins, fall decorations, crafts and refreshments are sold separately. More information at lowlandfarms.com or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Weakland-Farms-Corn-Maze-146727182035187.
Lehman Farms, 432 Lehman Road, New Paris. 814-839-4247. Open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This farmer’s market sells chrysanthemums, pumpkins, and a variety of fresh produce. Check their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/LehmansFarm.
Duda’s Farm, 157 Creek Road, Brownsville. 724-246-7601. The haunted corn maze is scheduled to open Sept. 23, and the wagon rides and pumpkin picking activities are scheduled to begin Sept. 24. The Duda Farm Market is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More information is available at dudasfarm.com or https://www.facebook.com/DudasFarmInc.
Chad’s Corn Maze, 2973 Route 711, Ligonier. 814-233-4728. The Corn Maze opens September 24, hours are 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday-October 31. The cost of admission includes admission to the Family Corn Maze for anyone ages 4 and up; children 3 and under are free. Guests should bring a flashlight. The pumpkin patch operates separately and is open from 11 a.m. to dusk, October 1-31. More information available at chadscornmaze.com or https://www.facebook.com/ChadsCornMaze/.
Cove Run Farm Corn Maze, 596 Griffith Road, Accident. 301-616-6111. Corn Maze open Sept. 10, hours are 4-9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, and 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission includes the corn maze, petting zoo with farm animals, tractor/trike track and rubber duck race. Children 2 and under admitted free. Some pumpkins and pastries will also be available for purchase. More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/CoveRunFarmCornMaze.
Corn Hut Klotz, Route 42 (Friendsville Road), Friendsville. 240-321-4721. The farm stand offers vegetables, fruits, mums and fall decorations. Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Sunday. Closed on Tuesdays. More information is online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/266234356828149.
Black Cat Pumpkin Patch, 2551 Stewartstown Road, Morgantown. Mom and Fall Decor Days are open September 16-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Fall decor, specialty pumpkins and chrysanthemums available. An “Arachno-Patch” spider maze and Halloween attractions run October 1-31, with hours 4-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. More information is online at http://www.blackcatpumpkinpatch.com.