56 Gnarled Hollow Rd. Setauket, NY 631-689-8172
Benner's Farm is a private fifteen-acre family homestead, first farmed in the 1700's. Each year the farm provides thousands of people a sense of what it was like to live on a small farm in years past. The Benner’s are the seventh family to farm this land. They have been farming organically since the late nineteen seventies in their family garden and fields of strawberries, and also raise a variety of farm animals for self-sufficient living. Thousands of people come to visit and participate in the many workshops, festivals and special events during the year.
Pumpkins 60 cents a pound
Admission $7 ($6 ages 14 and younger)
This half-acre patch has all its pumpkins cut off the vine, but all are grown on the farm. Once you pay admission, all the farm's old-fashioned activities are included in the price. Take a ride on a tire swing, feed the animals, listen to live music and enjoy a hayride. OnHalloween, they offer a Haunted Halloween hayride (5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, $6). "The hayride is our alternative to trick-or-treating," says co-owner Jean Benner.