South Jordan pumpkin patch named among best in U.S.Oct 04, 2021 03:38PM ● By Rachel Aubrey
The Mabey family farm will be open every day except Sunday until Oct. 30, and the Mabey’s welcome all visitors. (Photo courtesy of Janey Mabey.)
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Letting hundreds of strangers roam your property may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for the Mabey family, the more the merrier.
The Mabey pumpkin patch, owned by Janet and Steven Mabey, was recognized by online review site Yelp as one of the best pumpkin patches in the United States.
“We were really excited by it and very surprised,” owner Janet Mabey said.
Since 1884, the farm has been a part of the Mabey family. The pumpkin patch has been significant part of the community, inviting families to come and take fall pictures and pick pumpkins. While the Mabey’s don’t charge admission, the cost to purchase a pumpkin varies by size and by color. There are approximately 47 varieties of pumpkins on the 14 acres of farmland. All of these pumpkins are planted by hand and the weeds are pulled by hand at least once a week. The family grows corn and alfalfa.
“It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun,” Janet Mabey said.
The pumpkin patch began welcoming guests Sept. 25 and will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. until Oct. 30.
“We encourage families to come,” Janet Mabey said. “We want families to experience the peacefulness of the farm.”
According to the USA Today article, Yelp identified the top pumpkin patches across the country then ranked those by factors such as total volume and ratings of reviews posted to Yelp between Jan. 1, 2001 and Aug. 9, 2021.
The following pumpkin patches from the western states were also included on the list: Venegas Family Farms in Ontario, California; Andelin Family Farms in Sparks, Nevada; Viola’s Flower Garden in Flagstaff, Arizona; Rock Creek Farm in Broomfield, Colorado; Frog Pond Farm in Wilsonville, Oregon; and Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Kent, Washington.
The Mabey pumpkin patch is located at 10090 South 1000 West in South Jordan.
Visit their website at https://www.mabeyfarms.com/.