About Wickham Farms

Bill Wickham grew up on a 1500-acre vegetable farm in Ontario County. (That's him on the farm, on the left, with his sister and family friend.) His love of farming prompted him to earn his bachelor’s degree from the College of Agriculture at Cornell University.

Bill and his family began growing and selling pumpkins on Route 250 in Penfield in 1986. On weekends, the family would serve customers in the field, but on weekdays the honor system was used, and customers would leave their payment in a cash box on a red cart. Depending on the year, red carts also could be seen in U-pick pumpkin fields in Webster, Fairport, Victor and Stanley. You may remember seeing their wagons at U-pick pumpkin patches throughout the area.

In 2002, the Wickham family added "fun" by planting a corn maze, and it was a huge success. As a result, the family added more fun attractions, including mini golf, a jumping pillow and batting cages, as well as a barn with ice cream, gifts and food. Along the way, the tagline "Farm Fresh Family Fun" was coined.

Adding food and family fun attractions have helped the farm become financially viable, but farming has always been at the heart of Wickham Farms. After spending several years adding to the "family fun" aspect of the business, the Wickham family is adding to the "farm fresh" part of the business by starting a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. The family is thrilled at the opportunity to share our love of farming with the community. We hope you'll join us.