With agriculture playing such a prominent role in shaping the region’s past, many residents of Bulloch, Screven and surrounding counties have vivid memories of days tending to livestock, or afternoons playing in a hay loft.
This fall, a family-owned farm in Coopersville hopes to rekindle those moments and offer enduring experiences for adults and children alike.
Old Freeman Family Farm, nestled among rows of pecan trees about 10 miles from Statesboro, will kick-off a season of activities today, welcoming families to the 150-acre site that features a corn maze, pumpkin patch, recreated historic buildings and farm animals.
Every Saturday and Sunday through November 20, visitors will be welcomed to the historic centennial-family farm, where they can hark back to an earlier time.
Families can play games —including horse-shoes and corn-hole — ride a zip-line, weave through a five-acre corn maze, tour the farm on hay rides, and come face-to-face with calves, rabbits, goats and other barnyard animals.
The Anderson family, the fifth generation to work the farm, has restored the site to include buildings that once stood at the location – including a barn, commissary and boiler to produce cane syrup.
Operating hours for the farm will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Admission is $10 for individuals 3-64 years old. Children less than two years old enter for free. Seniors and persons with military, law enforcement, or medical IDs must pay $8. For more information, visit the Old Freeman Family Farm website at www.andersonfreemanfarm.com.