Building with our Community

Creating events that focus on bringing together friends and family, helping to Strengthen the bonds that build a better Community for all of us!

Schell Family Farm – Who are we? Why are we doing this? 

Building a Family Legacy around Farming, and Community

Owners Chris & Dea Schell have big plans to transform their 250-acre property in Putnam Township and Pinckney into an agricultural tourism and entertainment destination. Opened to the public in August 2019, they had an inspiring opening season. As with all new businesses the farm experienced several trials and tribulations throughout the year. Using these lessons from their inaugural season, they are launching into 2020 with an increased vision of what it takes to make the farm even more successful. Their vision is as brilliant as the annual sunflower bloom, focusing on turning the farm into a hub of year round activities. These activities currently span from July to November starting with the Sunflower season, and ending after Halloween when Ghostly Grove the Haunted Attraction closes. The Schell Family farm places a great deal of emphasis on our impact within the Community. Creating events that focus on bringing together friends and family, strengthening the bonds that build a better Community for all of us!

Schell Family Farm Overview

Here’s a look at our 250 acre property and activities

Christmas Trees

Over 40 Acres of Christmas Trees (~50,000) coming in 2020

Sunflowers & Wildflowers

Starting around August we have over 7 acres of a beautiful Sunflower bloom. PLUS newly added 3 acres of Wildflowers. This is a perfect time to stop by and wander through our maze, take pictures, and pick flowers to share with loved ones!

Apples

Around late summer into fall we’ve got several acres of apples for sale. Come try our Honey Crisps!

Schell Family Farm Syrup

We harvest and process syrup completely in-house. Flavors include, Walnut, Maple, Hickory and the Schell Farm Exclusive, “Mickory“. Try our new Apple flavored syrup coming this season!

Pumpkins

Come late summer we’ve got thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Last year we had over 6,000 and expect even more this season!

Fruit Orchard

2 Acres of Plum and Pear Trees, as well as 350 Sweet Cherry Trees and a Peach Orchard!! When we are done we’ll have over 15 Acres of fruit roughly 11,000 trees!

School tours

We have several areas of our farm that are perfect for school trips of all ages. Including our Syrup processing tourfruit orchard tour, and Christmas tree trail. Click >> CONTACT US to discuss any tour inquiries you may have. 

Wagon Rides

Having such a HUGE piece of property has allowed us the ability to create some amazing trails that you’re sure to LOVE! Click here for Pictures

Photography Sessions

We love to share all this beautiful scenery. Feel free to contact us to setup private photo sessions! Professional Photographer available Questions?Click >> CONTACT US

 What’s New?

@Schell Family Farm

Here is where you’ll find out the most up to date information regarding the Farm and Our Events. 

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Happy Fall, Yall!!!  This week we started preparing for pumpkin season!  Check out the new additions to our menu - hot dogs and customized caramel sliced apples.

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Your pumpkin donuts are fantastic!

It all looks great. So proud of you guys. All the hard work really shows

We are coming by tomorrow!! 😊😊😊💓💓💓

Andrew now we're set for dinner and a day/night out 😉

When I was there

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This weekends, Sept 17-19 (sorry a day late) update. 
Our u-pick Pumpkin Patch is open!  And its not your ordinary field - we have beautiful sunflowers (and maybe a few weeds 😆) mixed in.  The pumpkins are all different sizes and beautiful! 
We also have some at the barn if youre not interested in going out in the field along with gourds and specialty pumpkins. 
Our u-pick flower garden still looks gorgeous! 
Fresh donuts - cinnamon and sugar, plain, blueberry with glaze, pumpkin with maple glaze, and our specialty pumpkin with homemade cream cheese frosting. 
Cider and Cider slushies
Limited syrups and honey still available
Apples in the barn - Sweet 16(a delicious sweet, crisp apple), Johnny Mac, and Honeycrisp
U-pick apples - Gala and Macintosh

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how do we purchase tickets for the u-pick flower garden? Thank you!

Lisa

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Its starting to feel like fall around here - even if it is 85°! 
Today we spent the afternoon picking the white pumpkins and bringing them to the barn.  Fun fact - the white pumpkins will turn yellow if left in the sun once theyre ripe.  
Although we have tons of deer damage, we are super happy with the amount and varieties of pumpkins we grew this year!  
Heres a few pictures from today.  Check out this beauty Chris found!  Thats what we consider an XL pumpkin which we will charge $9 - the most expensive we have.

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Holy mackerel that guys got to be really strong I know for a fact those pumpkins are heavy!!

I appreciate you guys! I had a busy sunflower season there this year!

Pumpkins are just fun!!

Where are you located?

Oh! Super cool. They all look great. Maybe I’ll lay off the donuts this weekend and grab some pumpkins. ☺️

Love the white ones!

Great price! You guys rock!

You have Amazing grounds. ASK Photography had a blast two weeks ago.

Ooo that orange one is a beauty!

When are you open for pumpkins picking?Do we buy from inside the barn or do we go out into the fields? Thanks!

Hi Chris

😯😯😯

Antonia Kathleen

Janel Walch

So cool!!!!!

Jodie McCracken maybe go here Friday??

Jodi Kotch

Beautiful!!

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Our Family

Life @ The Schell Family Farm

 Events at The Schell Family Farm

We LOVE hosting ANY event!

Schell Family Farm Special Occasions is now booking for 2021 (and beyond) for weddings and special events up to 300 guests. Here are some pictures of different events we have already hosted. Here are some pictures of events we’ve hosted!

Wedding

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

Anniversary Party

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

Birthday

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

Party Ann Arbor

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

Banquet

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties. 

Wedding

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

Party

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

Todds Service

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

300 Guests

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

Outdoor Area

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

Huge Barn

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

Full Bar

We can host up to 300 people in Livingston country and Ann Arbor for weddings, and banquets, and graduations, and birthday parties.

2019 Season

Reflecting on Our First Season

Our first year at Schell Family Farm was an adventure! From sunflowers to ghostly ghouls we fit a lot into 5 months. Here is a look back at some of our events and accomplishments. 

Open to the Public

August 16, 2019. We opened the doors to the public! Exciting day with a wonderful turnout from our area. 

Free Easter Egg Hunt

April 13th, 2019. We partnered up with Adiska Dental for a FREE Easter Egg Hunt. We had a fantastic group of people show up! 

Our Own Maple Syrup

We harvested and bottled our first season of Maple Syrup to a huge following! This was a rewarding experience as we had loads of positive feedback from our customers!

Wagon Rides

With all this property we’ve created some amazing trails for our guests to enjoy. Contact us to setup Wagon rides any time of year. Here are some pictures!

Sunflower Bloom

Mid August we celebrated the first season of Sunflowers!

Free Kids Trick or Treat

October 13th, 2019 Schell Family Farm’s Ghostly Grove FREE kids’ event Local businesses handed out candy to thousands of guests who showed up. This was our biggest event to date!

The Opening of the "Ghostly Grove"

September 27th, 2019 We officially opened up the “Ghostly Grove” at Schell Family Farm. For more information visit, ghostlygrove.com

Party Time!

August 5th, 2019. Our first HUGE event! Congratulations to Todd’s Services for reaching 40 years as a community business! Thank you for trusting us to host your celebration!

Parade Time

March 16th, 2019. We did our first community parade! Celebrating St. Patricks day

Schell Family Farm Opens August 1st, 2020

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Our Vision

Plans / Dreams for Our Farm

We are always planning for the future here are a few items that we hope to someday bring to Schell Family Farm

Our Partners & Friends

We Can’t do it alone

Just a few of our

Our Guests Pictures

We love to see people sharing the experience they have with us, here are a few of our favorite pictures. 

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elATLboy.com took so many amazing pictures here are a couple!

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elATLboy.com took so many amazing pictures here are a couple!

Michelle T Photography

A perfect picture from http://www.michelletphotography.com/

Corey and Deena

Corey and Deena pose for a picture!

The Cookes

Thanks for Stopping by!

The Marsh Family!

What a great family photo of these Pinckney Pirates!

The MacDonalds

Thanks for Participating in our Free Halloween Kid’s Haunt

Chris Schell

Chris looking as adorable as ever! What a guy!

Contact Us

The Schell Family Farm

10055 Dexter-Pinckney Rd
Pinckney, MI 48169

Telephone

(989) 954-9978

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