My wife and I enjoy the rural landscape of South Utah County and frequently take drives to view our local farmland. On such a drive a few days ago we came across a field adjacent to Utah 77 that had several old farm trucks with kids’ slides and various doors and windows that looked fun and inviting to climb through. It looked like it could soon become a kid’s harvest playground. A few days later we went back to meet the people behind this eye-catching farm field, and learned that it has been family owned and run since the early 1900’s.
As it turns out, the farm itself is owned by the Gordon family, and is called Gordon’s Family Farm. The inviting playground area that my wife and I saw is also part of the farm, but is called Gordo’s Fun Farm, and is run by a grandson named Brady Gordon, along with his wife Madelyn Gordon. Brady said that he is “living the dream of his life.”
When I spoke to the young couple, I learned that they love the farm life and harvest time activities for the kids are a highlight. The farm supplies regional markets, as well as direct sales to the public through its small roadside produce shed.
When asked about pumpkins, Brady said they have 35 acres growing both orange and white pumpkins. He added that white pumpkins have become increasingly popular in the last few years. They love showing the farm life to city kids, which they have been doing since 2020.
According to the farm website, this year there will also be a corn maze and pit, train rides, a petting zoo, playground, yard games and seasonal drinks and snacks. They also host field trips for local schools. While you are visiting the fall harvest celebration don’t forget to pick up some farm fresh produce such as sweet corn, pumpkins, squash, and other seasonal produce.
Gordo’s Family Farm opens September 15, and will remain open until October 31, and is open from 12p.m. to 9 pm. Monday through Saturday. General admission is $8.00, with children under the age of 2 being free.
For more information, go to gordonfamilyfarms.com or call 385-985-5946. The farm is located at 5746 South 3200 West, Spanish Fork.