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Best Family Farm Phoenix 2011 - Schnepf Farms

Schnepf Farms

Schnepf Farms

24810 S. Rittenhouse Road

Queen Creek, AZ 85242


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Out in what used to be a rural part of the Valley sits this wonderful 70-year-old farm, where the organic peaches are there for the picking (for a price), and so much more. Talk about agri-tourism. This hardworking family has a lot on its plate, running a country store and bakery, working a seven-acre vegetable "patch," giving grand tours, looking after a campsite with 25 full hookups for the motor-home set, and hosting weddings, birthday parties for the little ones, and other big-time life events. Even Muhammad Ali has checked things out on the farm — we hear he had a great time. But it's those peaches that pull us back year after year, basket after basket, bite after bite. Sweet!
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Moved 'out here' to what is now San Tan Valley in late 2004. Since then, try to make it to the annual Pumpkin and Chili Festival each October. Just went last night--the weather was gorgeous. Enjoy riding the train around the farm in the late afternoon, and watching the fireworks up close at the end of the night.

The general atmosphere is friendly and fun. There really is something for everyone; rides for the kids, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, shows, music, shops selling unique items, and plenty of food. Try a slice of caramel-apple pie--you won't be disappointed!