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Aaliyah Burfield lounges in the corn box at the Cowart Ranch and Farms Fall Festival and Crop Maze.
Palm Coast Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 9 years ago

Crop maze opens: Farm as the eye can see

by: Shanna Fortier Associate Editor

Last November, Brittany Cowart had an idea. She wanted to add a fall crop maze to her family’s farm. This weekend, that dream became a reality when they opened their gates for the first Cowart Ranch and Farms Fall Festival and Crop Maze.

The aerial view of the six-acre sorghum field spells out “support local farms” and “living healthy" — two themes that Cowart wanted to cultivate with the event.

“There is a detachment from the land and the farm,” Cowart said. “People don’t really know in Palm Coast that there are farms on the west side of the county. Healthy living and supporting the local farmers go hand-in-hand because if you’re living healthy, you are probably supporting a farmer, even though you may not be supporting a local farmer.”

The festival and maze will run 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays, until Nov. 4, at the Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 State Road 100, Bunnell.

Admission is $9, with children 4 and younger being free, and $1 off with military IDs.

“Come enjoy a little piece of the farm and the outdoors,” Cowart said. "Fun activities, socializing where everyone can laugh together, playing together and learning — get back to the basics.”



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