Hammock Bay is proud to hold this event for the Freeport Community. On October 9th from 8 am - 1 pm at 425 Victory Blvd, Freeport, FL 32439 come enjoy games, food trucks, and music as you and your family pick out your favorite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch!
Grab some grub and catch some tunes. Dion Jones delivers powerful vocals and honest songwriting. The Neon Tears is a diverse group that shares his Americana roots. The band draws influences from Southern rock’n’roll, Appalachian hill country, Muscle Shoals R&B & New Orleans soul music. Also Bookies Breakfast Camp and The Funky Mermaid Food Truck will be at The Green ready to serve up the most delicious food!
Walton Springs Farm will provide pumpkins, corn stalks, hay bales, boiled and raw peanuts, acorn squash, yellow squash, and sweet potatoes for purchase. Play tic-tac-toe, checkers and connect four on our oversized field games. Hang out with our sponsors and win a pumpkin spice gift basket valued at $250.
Check out Dion Jones And The Neon Tears live on Stage from 9am to 12pm
Long before Joel R. McCrory and Muriel McCrory met and married, they had both grew up living the simple life on farmland; Joel in Alabama and Muriel in Illinois. So after their life together raising children and working hard in the hustle and bustle of Pensacola, naturally, the farm life beckoned back to them. In 1998 they purchased Walton Springs Farm in DeFuniak Springs as a getaway from the city and back to their cherished, simple roots.
After a year of hard work and cleaning up the overgrown 50-acre farm, the McCrory's started farming the land. Their sons and grandson assisted with the new endeavor. They cultivated the ground and grew vegetables, adding new varieties every year. They also pitched in sunflowers, seeds, bulbs, and dazzling new varieties that were not available locally. A lot was accomplished and learned through traditional trial and error and the help of the local Extension office.
Mr. McCrory lovingly grew sunflowers for his wife as they were her favorite. Walton Springs Farm became well-known by the locals for the stunning fields of sunflowers grown along US Highway 331 that bordered the farm. Locals and tourists alike would often stop to admire and take photos among the sunflowers. Mr. McCrory was also well-known as 'The Sweet Potato Man.' Each week he set up his roadside produce stand on State Highway 83 across from the fairgrounds with delicious sweet potatoes, produce, and flowers.
After many years and many memories farming the land at Walton Springs Farm, the McCrory's sons and grandson now manage the farm, the roadside produce stand, and the community farmers market events. Mrs. McCrory credits the farm with giving her many treasured memories, priceless time with her family, and numerous friendships that would not have been made otherwise. She also extends her sincerest appreciation to the many friends that helped establish, worked, and lent a helping hand on the farm over the years. She is truly grateful to the many customers who have supported and encouraged the legacy of Walton Springs Farm.
We hope to see you there.
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