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!
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!
Around late summer into fall we’ve got several acres of apples for sale. Come try our Honey Crisps!
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!
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!
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!
Here is where you’ll find out the most up to date information regarding the Farm and Our Events.
Life @ The Schell Family Farm
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.
August 16, 2019. We opened the doors to the public! Exciting day with a wonderful turnout from our area.
April 13th, 2019. We partnered up with Adiska Dental for a FREE Easter Egg Hunt. We had a fantastic group of people show up!
They say good news travels fast, and not long after opening we had several news outlets, tv stations and bloggers sharing information about our Farm! Here are some of the articles.
- WXYZ – Sunflowers in Bloom
- Livingston Daily – Tourist Destination
- The Livingston Post Calling Families and Photographers
- Photographer and Travel Blogger – elATLboy – Pure Michigan Sunflowers
- Karly Blaszkowski Gives the Scoop on SFF
- WHMI – Agritourism – Ordinance
- Livingston Daily – Opening of Ghostly Grove
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!
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
Our Guests Pictures
We love to see people sharing the experience they have with us, here are a few of our favorite pictures.
The Schell Family Farm
10055 Dexter-Pinckney Rd
Pinckney, MI 48169