Take a look at one of Woodland’s favorite farms and how they’re fairing during COVID-19
WOODLAND — It’s October and that means pumpkins are in full swing. Our first stop this year is The Patch family farm in Woodland, WA.
The farm is run by the Donald family and is in its 21st year of operation. This year, they have adapted to meet local, state and federal guidelines for COVID-19.
The farm operators ask that you bring a mask and follow social distancing precautions. You’re also encouraged to bring your own wheelbarrow for hauling from the field or sales stand area. Reservations and tickets are not required for entry.
Amenities this year will include two corn mazes and photo-op props. Unfortunately, the farm is unable to offer hayrides, hay mazes, face painting, pumpkin bowling and ring or bean bag toss.
According to the farm’s website, pets are welcome, but must remain on leashes at all times, and owners must pick up their pet’s waste.
Photographers are welcome by appointment and reservation only. You can contact the farm to arrange for session dates and times. These are allowed and scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and a small use or scheduling fee may apply.
The following food carts are open at the farm on the weekends and select times during the week:
Steakburger on the Go (Weekends & Weather Permitting)
Smokin Frank’s East Fork BBQ Company (Fridays – Sundays)
Red Leaf Organic Coffee (Thursdays – Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Rustic Cup Mobile Coffee & Shaved Ice (Weekends and Various Afternoons)
The Patch is open through the end of October. Monday through Saturday they are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sunday’s the farm is open from noon to 6 p.m.
The Patch is located at 612 Whalen Rd. Woodland, WA 98674. For more information, visit their website or give them a call at (360) 225-8594.