Nothing says you’re at a pumpkin patch more than seeing the patch from a hayride. With COVID measures in place, many of our local patches have postponed the hayride option during this season. The only exceptions that come to mind are Richmond Country Farms and this family operated farm—Rondriso Farms General Store and Pumpkin Patch in Guildford, Surrey.
The Tamis family has been a prominent name in the BC Farming community since 1958. It wasn’t until 2002 when Ron and Pam Tamis took the reins at Rodrisco and began growing a variety of vegetables and even a pumpkin patch—which is now a local children’s favourite for hayrides offering an authentic pumpkin patch experience.
Being a little tractor-obsessed, I knew that after seeing my friend Jessy and her son ride the tractor in style, I just had to take my 2-year old Griffy here, and boy was he amused.
How to Plan Your Visit
- Hayride, hayride, hayride—what could be cooler than heading down to the pumpkin patch in your own tractor-pulled wagon. Proper COVID plan in place with plexiglass installed between the middle of the wagon.
- Masks must be worn while on the ride, please bring your own mask.
- A massive 3-acre pumpkin patch offering a wide variety of pumpkins.
General Store on-site selling local fresh pesticide-free produce and naturally raised beef products
Admission and hours
- Monday 3-6pm, Tuesday—Thursday 12-6pm *later closing times if weather is fine
- Weekends 10-6pm
- $5 general admission for any walking patron
- $2 additional for hayride (cash or credit)
Plentiful FREE parking on-site
Portable outhouse washroom on site with proper COVID precautions and social distancing rules in effect—no baby change table on site
What to Bring / What to wear
Rainboots and coat are always a good idea for a farm visit.
- I’ve been told that it’s more cost efficient to pick your own pumpkin from the patch versus buying the ones cleaned and prepared at the General Store.
- Don’t forget to pick up some Rondriso Farm colouring sheets before heading out—what a nice touch!
The author behind @buddycons, Connie writes about her detailed adventures with her kids around BC (& beyond), believer of 'presence over presents' in motherhood & literacy development in children. She shares tips on traveling with ease with kids, home organization & gentle minimalism with having less. She lives in the Metro Vancouver area with her husband & two kiddos. Before becoming a mom, she worked in the Financial Industry and is a two-time award winning People Leader. Follow her adventures & updates on Instagram @buddycons.