October 5, 2007 - Choestoe Valley Produce - Pumpkin Headquarters and Corn Maze in Blairsville, Georgia
Choestoe Valley Produce in Blairsville, Georgia offers fun for all ages. The rabbit themed corn maze (which is appropriate since the word Choestoe means "dancing rabbit") offers a chance for an exciting family outing. There are great photo opportunities with a colorful farm wagon filled with pumpkins, decorated hay bales, flowers, and beautiful scenery around every bend.
Manager Donna Guess says, "We are a lot more than a fruit stand. Our first year with the corn maze has been very successful. We welcome everyone to stop by for some fall fun in the mountains."
Kids love the corn maze and hunting for the rabbits. Kim Fowler and her three boys, Christian, Colten, and Caleb, spent an hour in the maze. Kim says, "It was really fun. The boys had a ball and we found all the dancing rabbits."
That's not all. There is a huge variety of fresh produce, most of which is grown right in the neighboring fields. Indian corn, gourds, pumpkins, squash, green beans, tomatoes, new potatoes, apples, peppers, sweet potatoes, and peanuts are for sale. There are also jams, jellies, local honey, sorghum syrup, salsa, tomato juice, apple cider, boiled peanuts, roasted peanuts, corn stalks, firewood, and hay bales. Need a special gift? Choestoe Valley Produce offers gift baskets, moonshine jelly, and painted gourds (by resident artist Joy Nywening).
More pumpkins, winter squash, and gourds are coming in every day. Owner Bill Collins of Union County gathers them from his fields and brings them in by the tractor load.