PW – October 2013 Issue
In 2011, Bo and Carey Poole joked that alien visitors created an intricate maze in their cornfield at P-6 Farms. It celebrated Montgomery, the birthplace of the Texas flag. In 2014, those pesky aliens returned for a fourth year to create a maze that featured the pick-your-own blackberries at P-6 Farms. Thousands of people who attended the fall festival at P-6 Farms got lost in the maze that boasted, “Grow ‘em big” and “Grow ‘em sweet.” They also enjoyed an innovative playground with wholesome, farm-themed games, including the new “rat races,” which featured treadmills made from enormous corrugated cylinders. In addition, participants had fun watching pig races for the first time in 2014.
Although the corn maze won’t open again until October, P-6 Farms is still a busy place. Carey is already accepting reservations for school field trips, which are offered in the spring and fall. Children in elementary and middle schools pay $6 per person. They learn a few facts about agriculture and enjoy playing on the wholesome games that are so popular among visitors to the corn maze.
At the end of May, visitors to P-6 Farms can pick their own blackberries, which are cultivated to be sweet and plump. Then, in summer, the farmer’s market at P-6 Farms will sell the produce grown there, including tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, bell peppers, eggplant, corn, peas, watermelons and cantaloupes. Bo and Carey also harvest and sell the honey that is produced on the farm.
For more information about P-6 Farms, visit p-6farms.com.