Book Family Farm
Book Family Farm
Durham Agritourism & Locally Grown

Book Family Farm

The Book Family Farm grows grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and pastured poultry. Besides growing healthy food, they use their farm to provide educational opportunities to both children and adults: "It matters what you eat and what you eat, eats too!"

All of their products are available for sale exclusively on their farm. Learn more about all their products and growing practices.

Contact the Book Family to schedule a fun and educational tour for your family, group or school.

The Book Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch is open to the public throughout October, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9am to 6pm.

Visitors to the Book Family Farm's pumpkin patch will find the day-to-day operation of farm life—feeding the chickens, gathering eggs, milking the cows, and growing the family’s supply of organic vegetables—for a more authentic farm experience.

About Book Family Farm

In 1985, Grandma Bea Book asked her husband to grow a hill of pumpkins in the plot of land behind their Chico home, convinced that, in addition to the variety of farm animals they raised, they would create a safer destination for farm field trips than other farms they had visited. And she was right.

By 1987, their at-home pumpkin patch, featuring fun horse-drawn wagon rides, grew too popular for that location, and they relocated to their present 245-acre location in Durham. The newly appointed Book Family Farm was a true family affair, featuring eight adults and 11 children working together every October to run the popular pumpkin patch.

After a brief closure in the late-2000s, Keith and Joy reopened the farm to fieldtrips in 2010 for both the family favorite pumpkin patch in October but for year-round field trips so that children and kids can get a taste of the farm life.

Learn more about the history of the Book Family Farm.

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