Plan a Visit
Our Farm Market is Open Daily, May 1 – October 31
Weekdays: 10 am – 6:30 pm Weekends: 9 am - 6 pm
Last entry into the Corn MAiZE in the fall is one hour before closing.
On rainy days, we may need to close our many Fall Activities or postpone our Special Events to their raindates…
Our Farm Market, however, is always open…rain or shine!
VonThun Farm Policies…
*No Alcoholic beverages are allowed.
*No smoking is allowed due to the highly flammable nature of the farm.
*No vehicles past the parking lot.
*No wandering/touring the farm…pick only in designated crops in designated areas.
*No eating while picking. You may TASTE, but not eat!
*Sorry, dogs and other pets are not allowed on the farm.
School Field Trips and Scout/Youth Group Tours
Tours are done on the farm in Spring and Fall, and vary just slightly. Spring Tours last approximately 1-1/2 hours and Fall Tours last approximately an hour. Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday. Fall tours are not offered on Thursdays. Tour times are 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30. Occasional 4:00 tours are given for youth and after school groups. Accommodations are available for both small and large groups. Picnic areas are available, but reservations are needed. Call the farm to make a tour reservation. Tour reservations should be made well in advance, as many of our most popular tour times fill quickly. Activity Packages can be added to the basic tour for an additional fee.
We are a Real Working Farm!
Please keep in mind that VonThun Farms is a real working farm! Throughout the day, trucks and tractors are coming and going from every direction. Please keep an eye out for these vehicles, and make sure young children are well attended. For YOUR safety, please do not wander around the farm. Our knowledgeable sales staff can tell you which fields we are currently using for pick-you-own. Please do not pick in undesignated areas. You will undoubtedly encounter uneven terrain during your visit to the farm…so remember to walk from one location to the next, never run!
What Should I Wear?
Since you will encounter uneven terrain while at the farm, we suggest you wear comfortable, closed, soled shoes. Sneakers or workboots are ideal. Open-toed and high-heeled shoes are not appropriate. Although our soils are light and dry rather quickly after a rain, it is not uncommon to encounter a few mud puddles…consider wearing boots if you will be visiting after a recent rain. During dry spells, you may also encounter puddles due to our irrigation practices.
Spring/Fall: The weather often changes during the day. Cool mornings can give way to warm afternoons, and those warm afternoons often diminish to cool evenings. Since the farm is on a slight hill, it is common to have a cool wind blowing for much of the day. Come prepared wearing layers, or with a sweatshirt or light jacket, and jeans rather than shorts.
Summer: As the summer sun rises, the heat and humidity tend to settle in. As a working farm, the pick-your-own fields are without shade, and tend to become hot. Dress appropriately. When wearing summer clothing, remember to bring along sunscreen! Sandals and flip-flops are not appropriate farm footwear.
What Should I Bring?
What you bring will depend on what you plan to do during your visit to the farm. If you’re planning a trip to pick-your-own fruits or vegetables, a pair of sunglasses and a hat might be a good idea. And remember to bring sunscreen, and perhaps a bottle of water too! Hey…don’t forget to bring your camera! There’s always a great photo opportunity while you are here…preserve your memories, and enter your best photos in our photo contest! Before you set out on your way, be sure to bring any VonThun Farm coupons!
Please do not bring your dogs or pets out to the farm. For customer safety reasons, we do not welcome them in the Market or in the fields…and to leave them in your car while you are here to visit is an unfair option to them.
What About Food?
During Kids Day and weekends throughout the fall, our food vendors will have plenty of delicious food available at the farm…ranging from hot dogs and shish-kabobs, to kettle corn and fried twinkies…and lots more – so be sure to come hungry! We hope that rather than bring your own lunch while visiting during the fall, you would support our food vendors. If you have a party scheduled, you can bring your own food, have our vendors supply the food for you, or call ahead and have your food delivered from a local pizzeria or deli.
Admission, Farm Market, and Concession Payment Options
Cash, checks, VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We also have an ATM machine available on the farm for fall weekend use only. Consessions & vendors only take cash.
We also gladly accept WIC vouchers in our Farm Market throught the year for farm fresh produce.