Over the next month, we will be dropping into local farms in Brentwood as they host a variety of events. On Thursday, stopped in at G&S Farms to talk about their corn maze and pumpkin patch that sits on 5-acres.
Beginning on Friday, Oct. 4, they will be open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (weather permitting) with pumpkins ranging from $1 to $10 depending on variety and size.
A local tradition, G&S (Ghiggeri and Stonebarger) is run by third-generation farmers, who in the 1990s became the first to grow the famous Brentwood Diamond sweet corn, now enjoyed all across the country.
G&S Farms is located at 2490 Sellers Ave. in Brentwood.
Here is more information from Harvest Time Brentwood with a variety of activities going on this fall:
Smith’s Family Farms will be open from Sept. 28 to Oct. 31. Their Fall Activities list includes live music, encounters with farm animals, an observation beehive, an herb garden where you can make a bouquet to take home, a replica Native American village and a natural atmosphere you can only find on a real, working farm. A mile-long hayride takes visitors to our pumpkin patch, where each visitor gets their own pumpkin of any size. Pumpkins are free with admission, with additional pumpkins for sale at our fruit stand.
Smith Family Farms’ award-winning U-Pick also sells pomegranates and persimmons, and their stand is stocked with summer and fall produce like strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, apples and butternut squash.
For more information, contact them at (925) 625-3544 or (925) 625-5966, or visit https://harvestforyou.info/fallharvest
The Three Nunns Pumpkin Patch: Located at the corner of Vasco Road and Marsh Creek Road, a pumpkin patch with more than 25 varieties and interactive corn maze are both great activities to explore the farm and let off some energy.
There are tractor rides, too, and schools, day cares and other groups are invited to enjoy a fun and educational group outing.
Also available is a variety of fresh produce, including pomegranates, cucumbers, watermelons, bell peppers, cantaloupes, peppers, and decorative corn stalks and olive branches.
From Marsh Creek Road turn north onto Old Marsh Creek Road and follow the signs until you see the farm stand. Please park along Old Marsh Creek Road or within designated parking areas. Cash or credit cards are accepted. Call 925.550.0870 or visit https://harvestforyou.info/fallharvest
Gursky Ranch is one of Harvest Time’s original members, Gursky Ranch is a 3-acre farm holdout in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Stop in abd pick some pomegranates or walnuts, and pick up a fresh pumpkin for carving or for cooking. There’s also a wide variety of gift baskets, or the friendly folks at the Ranch will put something custom for you.
Nuts, dried fruit and gourmet food items are also available at Gursky’s, where they provide not only fall specials, but year-round access to delicious offerings by ordering through their web site or by phone. Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit (925) 634-4913 or1-800-576-NUTS (6887), or go to https://harvestforyou.info/fallharvest
Growing in Brentwood since 1921, Dwelley Family Farms offer organic as well as conventionally grown produce, all grown with sustainable farming practices. The stand also sells dozens of varieties of rare heirloom pumpkins. For your Halloween and Thanksgiving decorating needs there are hay bales and corn stalks as well.
Organic offerings at Dwelley’s include a wide variety of beans, corn and squash. Conventionally grown products include blue lake, Yellow wax, Romano and cranberry beans, while organically grown offerings include more than a dozen varieties of beans, corn and squash.
This fall, the 4th-generation farm family has extended their hours to Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information. call (925) 634-6508 or visit https://harvestforyou.info/fallharvest. Dwelley’s address is 515 Delta Road in Oakley.