The farm is owned and operated by the Reagan Family with the generous help of numerous friends and family.
Madrac Farms Pumpkin Patch
Funny sounding name right? Madrac is derived from the names of our daughters - Madelyn and Rachel. We started the farm as a way to help put our girls through college and help out with extra bills around the property. Teaching them about a hard days work didn't sound bad either.
Our main crop is Pumpkins, a rare feat to grow in the South Georgia climate. But with a lot of hard work, and a little luck, we get it done every year. Besides being able to pick your own pumpkin right off the vine we offer hay rides, a corn maze and other fall fun in Octobers.
Pumpkins are truly a passion for us. Year after year, we create a place that KIDS truly love, and that makes it all worth it to us. We wouldn't raise pumpkins if we truly didn't love it. We hope you enjoy your visit and come back to see us again!
As farms traditionally go, we are light years behind on knowledge, property, and people - meaning we are just getting started. Most farms in our area have been around for 50 + years, with assets that we can only dream about right now. But with your support, we will get to see our dream come true and pass along all our knowledge, dedication and hard work to our daughters (Which is why we started this in the first place and the namesakes of the farm)
Sometimes its frustrating not having all that we want, especially because we want your children's experience here to be the best fun they've had in a long time. We want you to make memories with them!
And we will get there, with your support. Thank you for everything for the past 6 years. Thank you for being patient with us as we grow a little each year. Thank you for understanding that we are just starting out. Most of all, THANK YOU for your support!
We hope you enjoy the 2017 season!!!
A special statement about our 2017 pumpkins
In early August we updated this page to highlight the amount of rain we'd had, and the important role it played in growing pumpkins and corn. (The corn loved all the rain, the pumpkins were just dealing with it.)
Then it continued to rain, and rain, and rain even more, then came Hurricane Irma. In the past 90 days (since June 28, 2017) we have received 35 inches of rain at the farm. Annually we only receive about 48", so that equates to almost three-quarters of our annual rainfall in just three months.
And our pumpkins just couldn't deal with it. We literally have one pumpkin growing in the field.
Trust me, we are just as heartbroken, angry, anxious, and a few other choice words about this as some of you may be.
We replanted twice, added extra fertilizer, prayed to the pumpkin Gods, and did everything in our power to get those vines to grow...and they did to a point. But in the end, there was nothing we could do to stop the rain. The pumpkins and the plants sat in water for days at a time, even before the hurricane.
So please bear with us this season as you make your way to the farm. We are leaving the field like it is as a reminder to everyone what a huge gamble farming is every year.
We will still have PLENTY of pumpkins for picking, they will just ALL be the ones we ship in from all over the United States like we do every year.
The other side of this rainy season, is the corn maze is the tallest and fullest it's even been! A farming Catch-22 if you will!!
A lonely pumpkin
This is the only pumpkin to survive the 2017 growing season. Notice the brown, dried out vine. Normally this time of year our vines are still very big and very green. If we were to pull this vine up, the roots would be all rotten.