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Shantz Family Farm

Family Farm Fun!

1544 Bleams Road
tel: (519) 634-5252

Open: August 15 - November 1
Monday to Saturday 8am - 8pm Sunday 12pm - 6pm (Roadside stand opens with Sweet Corn in August)

Located just west of Mannheim, Shantzholm Pumpkins (a division of Shantz Family Farm Est. 1870) is owned by Kevin and Angela Shantz, the sixth generation to carry on the farming tradition. The farm has become an annual autumn destination for many families and school children.

Starting with just half an acre of pumpkins in 1995 the Shantz's now harvest 15 acres of pumpkins, squash, and gourds, 5 acres of sweet corn, and 3 acres of ornamental corn as well as grow a 10 acre corn maze for fall fun!

Kevin reports that each year their sales have almost doubled. With light sandy soil that is well suited to growing varieties of pumpkin and regular crop rotating, the Shantz’s haven’t had a bad pumpkin year yet. The Shantz children’s contribution is also key to the success of Shantzholm Pumpkins.

With 20 varieties of squash seeds to plant, conventional seeding methods don’t work. The older children help with the seeding by feeding the different sized seeds into the seeder at the right time. They also do a lot of hoeing to keep the weeds down in the pumpkin patch. Herbicides cannot be used in fields of pumpkin without damaging the plants so hoeing is the only way of keeping the weeds down. Though their specialty is pumpkins, the Shantz’s also grow and sell sweet corn and a wide variety of harvest decorations.

Roadside stand opens with sweet corn sales in August

Corn maze and straw maze: Mid Sept. through to Nov. 1st

School Tours: Mid Sept. through to Nov. 1st

Calves, Bunnies, goats, sheep, donkeys, miniature horses, dogs and cats...and a large Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Patch!

Please call ahead to book: 519-634-5252

Products in season or available shown in bold.