Since it was the Thanksgiving Weekend, naturally the farm was fully packed. It makes me happy to see local businesses doing good, but it took us near to 10 minutes to find a suitable parking spot – who knew a farm would ran out of space.
As soon as we joined the line up to get our entrance tickets we knew we should have arrived at 10am. The farm was perfect. It had EVERYTHING you need, which means you also needed time to enjoy it well. Sadly, we arrived closer to 1pm so we had to hurry to make the best of it!
Suddenly I saw the toddler running and taking off her boots to climb on the Jumping Pillow Bouncy Barn. It took persuasion and patience to convince her to get out of it and start our adventure through the Corn Quest Maze. This was for me! I love these things. We went through the maze looking for all the 5 different colors. We visited the Bunny Town, the Pumpkin Patch which was my first time to see one; got to climb on a Hayride around the farm. We got to eat some freshly cooked corn on the cob (my favourite kind) and after that we headed to the Playground & Slides, which are a blessing considering this mama needed a rest. But we couldn’t leave the place without visiting the Petting Barn & Farmville, I thought it was a great experience for my baby to touch those tiny bunnies and feed the animals, she needs to appreciate them.
Sadly, we didn’t get to see the Ponyrides, the toddler was too scared to be near them. As well as the noise coming from the Pumpkin Cannon and Corn Gun. I totally wanted to see what was all the excitement about. Maybe next year it would be better for her!
The main attraction at Taves Family Farms is also the U Pick Apples. I made the big error of NOT asking where they were. I thought it was in the same area. And, it wasn’t. Across the farm there was this big sign pointing to the location. Sigh. Clearly, I need to go back, right?
All and all, despite our lack of time management, we had an amazing time at the Taves Family Farms. They have it all! It is worth to check them out when thinking of visiting a farm. Their produce is fresh and their staff is very helpful and enough to lend a hand. Or just go and hit the location, I guarantee you will get amazing pictures.