Milford, OH- Its harvest time and the pumpkins are plump and ready for picking. You can pick your own pumpkins in Shaw Farms 10-acre pumpkin patch. They provide the Milford – Cincinnati area with farm fresh produce during the summer months and continue through fall. At Harvest time the farm includes family entertainment, a fall festival and a lot of fun things for children and adults to do together.
Shaw Farms is a family owned and operated farm for over 200 years. They provide the Cincinnati and Tri-State area with fresh produce and family fun since October 1975. They are located at 1737 State Route 131 Milford, OH 45150. You can’t miss the big red barn.
Times of operation for the remainder of September are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily and beginning in October the hours will be 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily. For more information or to check on events and type of produce available call 513-575-2022.
Free Admission and free parking as our fall festival runs from the last week of September through October 31, 2011.
Upcoming events include: Fayetteville FFA Demonstration October 8 – 9, 2011; Clermont County Antique Tractor Plow Days, October 15 – 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Miami Township Safety Days, October 22, 2011, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and Draft Horse Plow Days October 23, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pioneers settled the area in 1795, but it wasn’t until 1807 that Quaker farmers, Thomas and Martha Shaw, settled in Clermont County from Pennsylvania. The current Shaw Farm has been managed and operated by Jerry (Garold) Shaw since 1948.
The first pumpkins were raised between rows of corn and when the pumpkins were ripe they were picked and piled in the front yard. Customers passing by purchased them and the money earned was given to the children to spend on vacations.
In the late 1970’s, Jerry Shaw decided to raise more pumpkins, Jean, his wife, made a stuffed man to sit in a chair among the pumpkins. Jean felt artistically challenged when it came to painting the pumpkin man’s head, so she gave the job to her future daughter-in-law Pam Shaw. This was the beginning of their pumpkin display.
During the summer, Shaw Farms, is a market for families to buy fresh produce. Beginning in October families can visit the farm and enjoy the sights and sounds of Fall on the farm. Families can take hayrides, see animals, children can play on the interactive playground, around the pumpkin people and displays. Children and other groups may also visit on educational fieldtrips.
Resource: Pam Shaw, Shaw Farms