It really is the end of an era. Small people, big world star Matt Roloff announced that he put his family’s farm in Oregon up for sale after more than three decades of ownership. The price to pay for Roloff Farms is $4 million!
“Well, the cats come out of the bag. I want to make sure you all hear the big news straight from me,” he began Thursday, May 12, on an Instagram post showing him in front of the “for sale” sign.
“Everything @rolofffarms has brought me and our family great joy over the past 30 years! Today 16 acres of the 109 acre farm is up for sale, including our family home of origin and our bright red barn,” he continued. The Roloff family patriarch added, “It’s kinda scary but mostly exciting…it’s time to move on to the next season of life. “
Roloff Farms has been a go-to Halloween destination for years with the bumper crop of pumpkins growing on site. Several generations of families have taken fall trips to the Hillsboro, Oregon estate to pick their pumpkins. The Roloff family dresses up in festive seasonal costumes like they welcome visitors and farmwhich also hosts 30 minutes private tours guided by Matt or his ex-wife Amy Rolloff.
Fans were divided over Matt’s decision to sell the family farm. “It is true that it makes me sad. Wishing your whole family peace with this direction,” one person wrote in the comments while another added, “You must do what is best for you .Change is hard though.Such a lovely home.
Another follower said to Matt, “Wow. I thought it would be your family’s heirloom,” referring to leaving the farm to his four children with Amy. She sold her share of the farm to Matt in June 2019. According to Speed cameras onlinethe matriarch made around $667,000 from the sale, which left Matt as the sole owner.
Small people, big world fans will surely miss the family farm, which has been a staple of the series with the labor involved in maintaining it and the children’s decision on whether or not they wanted to take over the property.
Season 23 of LPBW premieres May 17 on TLC, and Matt’s decision to sell the farm appears to be a major storyline. He put the farm on the market and revealed it was for sale just five days before the start of the new season.