|Buying Local Saves|
Vertuccio Farms in Mesa offers a great group rate of $5 per person if you schedule a group of at least 20 ahead of time. They have a corn maze just for kids, a pumpkin patch and a train ride too. Mother Nature’s Farm at 16th Street and Baseline Road offers a pumpkin patch, farmers market, hayrides and child size corn maze all under $7.
Talmachoff Farms offers great pumpkin patch fun including a petting zoo, farmers market, pumpkin patch, corn maze and train ride all at Bethany Home and 75th Avenue. This farm is a little more expensive at $15 but if you are close you will probably make it up in the gas savings.
Apple Annie’s Orchard offers a huge ‘one of a kind’ corn maze, farmers market, pumpkin patch and hayrides for a very reasonable price of $7 for adults and $5 for children; children 2 and under are free and they offer a combo hayride/corn maze ticket for just $9.
If you enjoy picking your own fruits and vegetables then you can check out a website that lists U Pick Farms. Bountiful Baskets is a local food coop and for a contribution of roughly $15 -25 dollars they will bring a laundry basket full of locally grown fruits and vegetables to a location near you.