Frequently Asked Questions
Of course not! When you enter the farm, you’ll turn right and drive around the greenhouses to our main parking lot. You are more than welcome to park and walk to the market and take a look around or grab some donuts and cider and head out. On busy days, parking can be a bit overwhelming as we have 2 lots (sometime 3) that we park cars in and close off the parking directly in front of the market for our customers safety, so please know if you choose to come when it’s busy, you may have a bit of a walk to the market. On weekday/nights, it’s less busy and we have parking available right in front of the market.
We have one price admission for both adults and children. Children under 36” are free. Admission for both adults and children includes all of our activities in both activity areas (Pumpkin Lane and The Back Forty), our 5 acre corn maze, and a scenic wagon ride around the farm. Activities are open for both children AND adults to participate in and we would encourage everyone to make memories together by playing together at the farm! We hope that you will enjoy the many photo opportunities in both activity areas and around the farm, the corn maze, apple chute slide, petting farm, duck races, steer roping, grain train, pumpkin lane train, corn hole, pumpkin checkers, jumping pillows, various mazes, and the corn crib! The only activities not available to adults is the zip line (due to height and weight requirements). When you come on Friday and Saturdays when our flashlight maze is open, your admission INCLUDES the flashlight maze for that evening. Feel free to head home and rest for a bit before coming back and enjoy the maze. Just be sure to keep your wristband on from that day.
Apple Cannon shots, Concession items, any market purchases including donuts, cider, and apples, Upick apple bags, UPick Pumpkins
We accept credit cards, debit cards, cash, and check at the farm. Don’t forget your ID as we will ask for it when you use your credit/debit card. The only place on the farm that accepts cash only is the apple cannons. However, you may pre-purchase apple cannon shots in the market or at our admission sheds. If you want to feed the goats, bring some quarters, as we have quarter feeding dispensers.
We try and stay open if we can, but sometimes the weather is such that we need to close activities for the day. The best way to see if activities are open is to check our Facebook Page or call the farm at 269-629-4214
We have various types of terrain at the farm. Activity areas are located in grassy areas. The parking lot is a mixture of grass and rocky gravel, we have asphalt millings lining some of our paths from Pumpkin lane to the Back Forty, the market is set on concrete and we also have a few concrete paths as well as some woodchips that you might be walking over. The corn maze is well packed down dirt but can get muddy and slick if it has been raining. The paths are wide enough for wheelchairs and strollers but it is not always smooth. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes when visiting the farm and bring your boots if it has been raining as it can get muddy on the farm! The farm also has wagons with wheelchair lifts if necessary. Be sure to let the tractor driver know if you need one of these and we will be happy to accommodate!
Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs or pets at Gull Meadow Farms whether on a leash or in your arms. This is due to insurance and liability reasons. Only registered service dogs (which must be properly identified as such) are allowed. We also want you to know that there is not any shade in our parking lot, so having your pet stay in your vehicle is not a safe idea.
Since you’ll be on the farm, it’s best to leave the high heels and sandals at home. We suggest comfy shoes, and clothes to play in and that can get dirty (even for the grown ups!). If it’s going to be hot/sunny you may want to bring sunblock or a hat as our activity areas are in a very open grassy area with not a lot of shade.
Yes you may. Just be sure to keep your wristband on if you plan to return.
If your child attended a field trip at the farm, the wristband that was given to them will not allow them entrance during our activity hours that same day. Those wristbands are specific to field trips only.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, message us on Facebook, or call the farm. We keep all lost and found items until 10 days after we close activities for the season (October 31st) and then we donate any items we can to a local charity organization.
We ask that if you need to smoke, you do so near your vehicle in the parking lot. We want everyone at the farm to enjoy their time in the fresh air as well as keep our petting farm friends safe. This also includes vaping.
Yes! Our donuts are nut free, however, they are made in a kitchen that does bake with nuts. For more information, please feel free to call the farm or message us on Facebook.
You are more than welcome to bring your own flashlight for the flashlight maze or we will have some available for purchase if you forget.
Due to the many donation requests we receive each year, all request must go through the same process. Please print off and fill out a donation request form and drop it off at the farm.
Please see our photographer guidelines. Any additional questions, please email us at email@example.com or send us a message on Facebook.
We have port-o-johns at the farm in various locations as well as handwashing stations available. They are cleaned and maintained throughout the week and on weekends.
Here at Gull Meadow Farms we use a process called Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to determine when pesticides are used. The goal of this process is to apply pesticides as few times as possible while still protecting the crop. One of the major components of this technique is to monitor the orchard on a daily basis. This allows us to be more environmentally friendly as opposed to just applying on a schedule. We aim to be as responsible as possible and our guest’s safety is something we take very seriously.
We have concessions available on weekends with items such as personal pizzas, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken tenders, French fries, and more. Don’t forget about our donuts and award-winning cider and many market goodies to enjoy as well! We ask that if you are bringing your own food, that you keep it in your vehicle and not bring it in to the market area or outdoor activity areas.
Tickets that are purchased online do not need to be printed out. You can show them on your mobile device when you get to the farm. We have a separate check in/admission window for those who have pre-purchased tickets in order to avoid the admission lines. This admission booth is located right near our Pumpkin Lane/Pumpkin Corral Entrance.
At this time, we do not ship any items from our market. If you’d like some ideas on how to ship, please send us a message on Facebook and we can offer tips on how to safely ship apples and donuts to loved ones.