Magicland Farms is our family owned and family run 65+ acre farm where we grow an enormous range of different fruits and vegetables. We are a bit unusual since we only sell what we grow or make ourselves or comes from the farm naturally.
Our season starts in June with strawberries and ends around Thanksgiving with apples, winter squash and decorative stuff including hand-made crafts. The exact date of our closing depends upon the weather (we are an open-air farm stand) as well as our supply.
Same day freshness is our goal!
What do we sell?
The answer is simple: Whatever we grow or make! To be more specific, we always seem to raise…
- sweet corn
- delicious green and yellow beans
- sweet and hot peppers
- freshly hand dug sand grown red potatoes
- summer and winter squash
- pumpkins (all sizes including miniature and giant over 100 pounds)
- decorative Indian corn
- cut decorative sunflowers
For more detailed information on what we grow. Click HERE.
We also frequently have…
- black walnuts
- purple snap beans and parsnips
Caution here: Just because we planted a crop doesn’t mean we can pick it! Farmin’ sort of rhymes with gamblin’, you know. We pick our vegetables and even our apples everyday except Sunday. Most of our vegetables, such as sweet corn, beans, cucumbers, summer squash and peppers are sold the same day we pick them! Sometimes corn and beans are leftover (usually only when the crop received timely rains) and we sell them at a deep discount and label them accordingly.
Early History of Magicland Farms
After I bought the first (north) half of what is now Magicland Farms in October of 1970, the next spring I planted some peaches, apples and apricots. In 1975 I started planting sweet corn for sale. That year I planted several acres of corn using a small hand planter and sold the sweet corn, to farm markets in the area. Then in 1976 the peaches started bearing so heavily that I couldn’t eat ’em all not even when helped by family and friends’ hungry tummies, so I decided to try and sell them. I asked the boss at the large farm market, that I was selling most of my sweet corn to, if he was interested and he said: “Nope… I’ve got my own peach orchard.” So, I decided to try and sell the peaches direct so I made a deal with Mildred, a kind neighbor lady across the road, for her to sell the peaches and she would get a percentage. Mildred agreed. Sales the first day was poor—perhaps because they were Xtra-early peaches that people didn’t think were actually local peaches– and she suggested sweet corn would get the people to stop. I went right out and picked her 6 bushels and went home and took a nap. Two hours later, the phone woke me up and Mildred said “Tom,” in her slow, sweet way, “I haven’t any corn left. Did you want to pick some more?” After that first day, I needed nearly a pickup load daily to keep Mildred happily busy. Since this was almost as much corn as I took to the guy at the farm market, every few days, and at a price higher than I got from him, you can imagine what I did—and you’d be right! So sweet corn was the real catalyst that got Magicland Farms’ going as well as moi becoming a resolute dirt farmer!