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Miller Farms

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Miller Farms
Description:Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival celebrates the season with a one of a kind experience. Begin your day with a visit to the petting zoo, followed by navigating your way through the corn maze. Play in the giant jumping ballon, climb on the fire truck, slide down the giant hill, and then the fun really begins! Enjoy your lunch in the picnic area, where they've got dozens of covered tables set up for your convenience. Take a hayride through 180 acres of fields where you can pick your own vegetables potatoes, carrots, onions, beets, Indian corn, squash, peppers, and the list goes on! You even get your very own pumpkin to take with you.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:9040 Hwy 66
Address 2:
City:Platteville
State/Province:CO
Zip Code:80651
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:9am-6pm Daily
Admission:Individual: $15; Family of 4: $50 ($10 ea additional); Groups of 10 or more: $10 per person; Public and Private School Tours (10 student min.) $8 per person (teachers and bus drivers free)
Telephone:(970) 785-6133
Website:http://www.millerfarms.net/index.html
R E V I E W S
Kirsten A., Co-op Member
This is a real working farm. The hay ride and tour is a wonderful chance to see all the different types of plants and growth. The Fall festival includes time to harvest many different items to take home! And every child also gets a pumpkin as well.
There are also areas to play, climb, travel a small corn maze, slide and covered picnic tables for resting and eating (byo food). It is great for lots of learning and fun.
Lots to keep high-energy children on-the-go, and good vegetables to prepare at home in the next day or more.
Susie T., Co-op Member
We have been to Miller farms for the past 2 years, usually at the beginning of harvest time - September. You pay to get in and there are homeschool rates. Then you board a tractor led hay type wagon and head to the field to pick veggies. I have had 2 drastically different experiences. On a weekday morning, had a great old timer of a driver, took us to great spots in the fields, told us how to pick things, helped us with a shovel, and taught us the best way to get the best produce. He took his time and had a good time teaching my kids. They supply "walmart" type plastic bags for you to fill, and each person was allowed 5. WE filled 25 bags of corn, potatoes, beets, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, onions, carrots, turnips. So much I donated much of it. The second trip was a weekend afternoon in September. It was super crowded with loads and loads of tractors everywhere. Hundreds and hundreds of people were out picking in the fields. Our driver did not speak english, so no one knew where to go or what we were trying to pick. The areas he took us to were overpicked, dead, or rotten. Our tractor broke down and we were stuck for about 30 minutes next to dead tomatoes. Then two other tractors collided right next to where were were stranded, sending 2 teens to the ER in an ambulance. It was terrible. We ended up with about 10 bags of onions, rotten carrots, NO tomatoes (my favorite), 5 ears of corn, and tons of kale. I do think the memories of the first trip overtook the not so great ones form the second trip. My kids learned A LOT about harvesting on the first trip, and what to do in an accident on the second trip. Bring more water than you can carry, a non salty snack for little ones, hats are a must, wear pants and boots or closed toe shoes for sure, and plan on a 4 hour field trip. Be ready to can and freeze when you get home if you still have the energy.
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