Baker Mountain Farms closing after five years in business
By Bobby Lee McCulley | December 7, 2017 10:08 am
After becoming a part of the community and providing a unique environment for agriculture tourism, Baker Mountain Farm closed its doors for the final time this past weekend.
In 2012, a new business called Baker Mountain Farm opened for business, in Van Buren County. Just minutes from Fall Creek Falls State Park, located on Pioneer Lane, Baker Mountain Farm prided itself on not being just a typical pumpkin patch or a corn maze.
Baker Mountain Farm became known for its environmentally “green-friendly” business and farming practices. As a family owned and operated farm, Baker Mountain Farm strived to provide high quality apples, seasonal pumpkins, and an environment where their guests could come and learn about the agricultural lifestyle in rural Van Buren County.
Each year, during the fall and spring, Baker Mountain Farm provided lots of fun educational opportunities for schools and groups alike to take day trips to the farm. Those who visited the farm were able to enjoy numerous activities, including a petting farm, multiple slides, zip lines, playgrounds, scavenger hunts, corn mazes, hay mazes, mini donkey rides, and more.
In the spring, Baker Mountain Farm hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt. This annual event, which was free, offered families with fun farm activities and created an opportunity to make memories worth repeating.
However, after being in business and serving their customers for the past five years, Baker Mountain Farms made an unexpected announcement, on Nov. 30, through social media.
Baker Mountain Farm’s social media post stated, “This is a sad day for Baker Mountain Farm, as we will be shutting our doors and liquidating everything. We need our followers’ support now more than ever as this is not by choice.”
On Dec. 2, Baker Mountain Farm began selling and liquidating their equipment, merchandise, and other various items. Some of those items included playground equipment, holiday décor, wagons, benches, and picnic tables, animals, ciders, and lamb and beef products.
Over this past weekend, Baker Mountain Farm stated through social media, “We can’t say enough for all the love and support we saw today (Dec. 2) at our farm. It was very difficult, but reaffirmed to us that what we were doing here was not a bad thing for our kids, other kids, and for our community.
“So many have been blessed by our little farm, and you all have blessed us in ways you will never know. Our God is a good God, and no one can take that away from us. Many blessings to you all, and thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.”