The Story of the Farm

A farm is founded in the place, the plants, and the people.
 
Roger Calhoon, AKA Dr. MazeStarting in 2000, my wife, Carol, and I have been practicing sustainable farming methods here in the beautiful Sammamish Valley tucked between the cities of Redmond, Woodinville and Kirkland, Washington. We’re part of a group that created The South 47 Farm, which is working to protect farmland and promote sustainable farming. We started Dr. Maze’s Farm as our own family farm in 2010 here within The South 47 Farm boundaries. We do not work in isolation. Our farm would not be possible without the efforts of our loyal staff and the support of the community around us.
 
We’re known to many for our pumpkin patch and the large field maze we carve out each year. The farm has become a favorite destination for local families, who make an annual pilgrimage to the farm to conquer the maze and pick pumpkins for Halloween. Many youngsters had their first farm experience at one of our educational programs such as Farm Tot Friday or the Pumpkin Farm School Tours. Every year we add more activities in the Farmyard. We build lots of mazes and activities such as the Music Garden and the Lavender Labyrinth to challenge and delight our visitors.
 
But we’re a working farm and very serious about growing the crops we grow. We seek out heirloom and other distinctive varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. We have fields filled with fragrant lavender, culinary herbs, and other aromatic botanicals that we use to hand craft truly unique gourmet teas, soaps, hand balms, and other botanical and aromatic products we sell in our Farmstand store.
 
So come visit us to relax, recharge and reconnect with nature. You can spend some quality time with family and friends. Check out our farm schedule, we’d love to see you down on the farm. We’ll hitch up the wagon, give you a hayride and break out the kettle corn.
 
See you soon,
Roger Calhoon
“Dr. Maze”

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