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!


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!


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. 

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

This message is only visible to site admins
Problem displaying Facebook posts. Backup cache in use.

Error: Error validating access token: The session has been invalidated because the user changed their password or Facebook has changed the session for security reasons.
Type: OAuthException
As we come to a close for Christmas season, we want to acknowledge one of our wonderful staff members for his generosity!  Today, while we were giving away trees to those who in need, Larry just showed up to volunteer his time. Chris didnt ask, he didnt ask, he just came to the farm and told Chris he was there to help. Its amazing to see this young mans kindness show through his actions! This is just one example of the awesome staff we are fortunate to have!  

We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy holiday season!❤️💚

Comment on Facebook 413019952480696_1565606607222019

Merry Christmas Schell Family! I wish I lived closer, would love to help out just to have the privilege to enjoy the country ❤️

Thanks Larry for sharing your Christmas kindness. Great job 👏 👍!

Merry Christmas to you and the family 👪

Y’all are the best Merry Christmas!!!

Merry 🎄 Christmas

Merry Christmas 🎄

So kind and wonderful of this young man and of you, as well. Awesome.

Bravo!!! That's great

Very heart warming!🎄🧑‍🎄

Awe Larry! Such a good kid.

Larry is definitely one of a kind! 🎄❤️

You guys are awesome

That’s awesome 👏

we need more young men like this.

View more comments

❤️💚 In the spirit of Christmas giving - although we are technically closed for the season, Farmer Chris will be at the farm Saturday, December 17th, 11am - 2pm for anyone in need of a free Christmas tree 🎄.  There are many gorgeous ones to still choose from!  We know times can be tough around the holidays, for an infinite number of reasons,  but if this can help please come visit.  If we happen to run out of trees I will post it ASAP - follow us for updates. 
We wish you all a wonderful Christmas season!! ❤️💚

Comment on Facebook ❤️💚 In the ...

You guys are so kind ❤️

We can chip in for the costs if need be. Or come and help. Let us know.

This is very generous.

Now thats the Christmas spirit.. you guys are wonderful...

👏 The kind of business I will go out of my way to support. This will mean a lot to families that need it. Thanks for being so kind. 💙

You guys are amazing. Picked up my tree from you guys and it was a definite Christmas miracle for the kids and myself! Thank you guys so much! Marry Christmas and God bless you and your family!

Another reason on top of many to love the Schells. So happy to have you apart of our community! The price of a simple tree can just be to much for some to afford but come on a tree is a must! You guys rock for helping with that ! Can’t thank you enough for all you do! Much appreciated

What a great thing to do Merry Christmas

So kind of you to do this!Have a blessed Christmas!

What a wonderful gesture! Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🎄⛄️🎄

Can’t like this enough times your an outstanding give back to the community farm and family thank you for all you do

Can’t wait to make your farm our yearly tradition of Christmas tree cutting!

Shout out to the family  for helping me out this year with a tree when you know they didn’t have to do this at all. So very appreciated and I’ll be coming back each year to definitely definitely buy full-time customer.

I know a family in need. I’d love to surprise them with a tree! See you Saturday.

Thank you for your generosity!

What a generous and thoughtful thing to do.

You guys are just awesome

Oh this is wonderful 🥰

These people are the best.

How generous!

So awesome!

Bless you

Just another reason we will always drive out to the farm to buy apples and spend some time throughout the year. You guys are the best!

You have no idea how bad I needed to see this post…I was losing sleep trying to figure out how I was going to get my 3 kiddos a tree this year. 🙏

Megan Wonderland

View more comments

Its the last weekend of our 2022 season!  We still have a variety of gorgeous pre-cut trees available. Although our trees are not ready to cut yet, we take pride in the quality of trees we sell.  These beauties were picked up by us from a reputable farm that we trust in northern Michigan.  
Come visit us Saturday or Sunday 10am -5pm.

Comment on Facebook It's the last ...

Faces of some wonderful humans! Love you guys. Miss you.

Great farm, great family! Thanks for opening up in our community! See you next year!

Beautiful family! Hope to see you next year! Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year Schell family!

Merry Christmas 🎄 Chris and family

Really nice family picture

Beautiful picture of all of you 💕

View more comments

Our Family

Life @ The Schell Family Farm

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,

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

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. 

From took so many amazing pictures here are a couple!

Another from Blogger took so many amazing pictures here are a couple!

Michelle T Photography

A perfect picture from

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


(989) 954-9978

Follow Us

1 + 1 =

The Farm