Take your Field Trip at Brad’s Farm Market Harford County, MD

Brad’s Farm Market is a family run, fully operational farm. We strive to offer our visitors an enjoyable and educational farm experience that they will remember for years to come.

Our field trips offer the following options:

We also have picnic tables available and plenty of space for blankets to make your own picnic area. We welcome you to bring a bag lunch and stay for as long as you can. There’s no charge for this – we just need to know in advance so we can plan accordingly.

Our Field Trip Includes:

Hayride and Pumpkin Picking – Our tractor wagon will take you on a 10-minute hayride through the farm out to the pumpkin patch to pick a spookie pumpkin (it’s bigger than a softball, but smaller than a basketball) then bring you back to the starting point. Total time for the hayride and pumpkin picking is about 30 minutes.  Cost – $7 per person (Age 1 year and older).  Minimum of 25 people for hayride.

Then Choose From:
  • Pumpkin Decorating – We will lead you to an area that we have set up with tables where each child can decorate the pumpkin they just picked in the field. Each child will be given a sheet of stickers with different facial features so they can decorate their pumpkin anyway they’d like! Total time for pumpkin decorating is about 20 minutes.
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  • Fall Scavenger Hunt – Children will work with adults from their group (either parents or teachers) while looking for various items around the barn area.  Each team will be given a checklist to complete as they find their items.  Once your checklist is complete, you’ll receive a small Farm coloring book to take with you.

Maize Quest® Corn Maze Adventure (Optional Add-On)  This is our most challenging maze on the farm! Travel our pathways through eight-foot stalks of corn with an overall theme that changes each year. Visitors not only navigate through the pathways, they learn about the carefully chosen themed topic and their teammates while doing so.  Our corn maze offers much more than a challenging cornfield experience. It’s educational! It promotes team-building and creates memories that aren’t available inside the classroom. Total time for completing your gamesheet and finding your way out of the maze is anywhere from 45 minutes to 75 minutes – depending on each group’s navigational and problem-solving skills!  Cost – $7 per person (anyone 4 years old and over) $6 per person if 25 or more people.

While you’re here, enjoy our FREE mazes:  
  • Straw Maze – FREE – This is a “mini-maze” perfect for children under 5 years old. It’s located right next to our barn and allows little ones to get the maze experience without feeling overwhelmed in our larger corn maze. Total time can be from 5 minutes to 20 minutes – depending on your timeline.
  • Tile Maze – FREE – Located right outside of our corn maze, this maze fools the eye! It looks much easier than it is. Made up entirely of tiles laid on the ground, the object is to get to the center of the maze. The trick? You can only make right turns! This is a maze that you’ll enjoy watching others solve as well as completing yourself! Total time for the tile maze is about 20 minutes.

How to Make a Reservation

Reservations may be made by emailing Karin at Brad@BradsProduce.com.

Group Hours

We are open Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 9 am – 4 pm for groups.  Please call our farm at (410) 734-GROW (4769) for exact beginning dates as the timing of when pumpkins will be ready varies depending on the weather! Our last day for field trips this year is October 31, 2018.

Before You Get Here

Please remind your group to respect other visitors and to be on their best behavior. Chances are your group will not be the only group here!  We require one adult to each team of 4-6 children for the corn maze. Please have your exact head counts ready for us (children and adults) as well as your money.  We accept payment from one person for the entire group.  We accept cash, check or credit card.

In the Classroom

It’s not required for you to do anything educationally to prepare for your trip, but it’s fun for your students to know a little before arriving.
  • Explore agriculture and how it affects our lives in Maryland.
  • Compare and contrast the idea of buying local versus buying global.