• WHAT: Manteca Unified school farm pumpkin patch and corn maze
• WHERE: School farm behind district office on northwest corner of Louise Avenue and Airport Way
• WHEN: Fridays at 1:30 p.m. until dusk, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• ADMISSION: $3
Ag instructor Ryan Costa – coordinator of the MUSD Student Farm Projects – said the farm is scheduled to be open every Friday and Saturday throughout October. The farm opens first on Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until dusk. Saturday’s hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 in the evening.
Children two years old and younger are free and those three years old and up will be asked for a $3 donation to help support the school’s ag effort that will include a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, face painting, picture props, a petting zoo and arts and crafts.
Parents are instructed to enter the school district parking lot off of Airport Way to reach the farm activities.
The ag students running the October event are all members of the “Veggie Express,” student based produce business that took the month off to hold the Halloween pumpkin patch and corn maze. After raising their row crops all summer they are going to be back in business in November again selling their produce to the community.
Students making up the farm team include Terence Harvey, Tayler Kelley, Alissa Albert, Victor Acosta, Marnea Williams, Lorraine Herdt, Kelsie Volk, Michael Gaff, Travis Goldman and Ashley Owensby.