Farmers Markets and produce stands may be closed, but Delaware’s farms are the place to be during the fall when you pick, school tours, and farm markets are in full swing.
While the organization hopes the trail leads visitors to new locations and experiences throughout Delaware, its members encourage guests to view farms they may have visited in the summer for the unique and meaningful differences that are part of the harvest season. What happens on a farm in the spring and summer is very different from what happens there in the fall. A visitor can look at the same fields, pastures, and orchards they visited in warmer months and see different crops, wildlife, foliage, and farm duties. It’s an entirely different sight and experience. There are plenty of reasons to go back more than once.
This Fall's Harvest Trail encompasses seventeen unique working farms across the state –from you pick pumpkin patches and apple orchards, to dairies, Christmas Tree farms, petting zoos, corn mazes and more. Each venue is eager to welcome, educate, and entertain its visitors with an experience that reflects Delaware’ proud agricultural heritage. Visitors should contact featured farms directly by accessing them through the links in the right column.
Throughout the state, family farms offer authentic agricultural opportunities, so the trail can be a useful tool for those looking to buy direct from the grower or for those looking to spend time on the farm. Regular visitors to stops on the trail enjoy the benefits of freshly made products as well as ingredients that can be taken home to cook, preserve, and share. Some find venturing out to the farm on a cool day to be a relaxing way to get outside while others find it’s the memories made on the farm that keep them coming back year after year.
Stops on the Delaware Agritourism Harvest Trail: