Fall is just around the corner and, with that in mind, the good folks at Wickham Farms, located on Fairport Nine Mile Road in Penfield, are preparing for the autumn rush.
The site is not just a farm; it also includes a pick-your-own apple orchard large enough to need its own separate parking lot.
Both farm and orchard combined cover about 100 acres of land.
The entire site is the brainchild of Bill and Debbie Wickham, who have owned and operated the farm for 32 years.
Their motto is “Farm Fresh Family Fun,” and they pride themselves on keeping things simple. It’s what you would expect from a family business that sprung out of selling pumpkins along the road in Penfield some 30 years ago.
Before the weather changes for good, there are a few summer programs left to enjoy. The tail end of August and beginning of September will feature another Sunflower Spectacular Festival.
Started last year, visitors can cut their own sunflowers, along with hayrides, free donuts, a five-acre corn maze and an opportunity to use high-powered apple cannons.
Once the festival ends, the sunflowers will be harvested and given to patients and caregivers at Golisano Children’s Hospital as part of their “Spread the Sunshine” effort.
Name of the Place
1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd, Penfield, NY 14526