Paulus Farm Market is located on York Street in Mechanicsburg. It’s important not to get this market confused with Paulus Mt. Airy Orchards, which is located in Dillsburg.
Paulus Farm Market in Mechanicsburg has a FarmPark with a petting zoo, sand area, and swings. Admission to the FarmPark is $3 per person and food for the animals is an additional $3 per bag.
The bag of food is full of the animals favorite treats, including lettuce, animal crackers, and pretzel sticks. We fed the animals for about a half an hour straight with one bag and two kids. Starting at the back of the FarmPark, there is a miniature white pony, goats, pigs, sheep, and cows. On the other side of the FarmPark is the turkeys, ducks, and a beautiful peacock.
After the kids finished feeding the animals, we took some time to play in the sand and ride on the pony swings.
There’s also a pretend kitchen and serving window for the kids to pretend they have their own farmer’s market.
There’s even a ice cream stand set up in the FarmPark along with hand sanitizer and a sink for washing up after feeding the animals. The FarmPark also has some picnic tables under shade trees to enjoy your ice cream or food from the Farm Market.
More information about the FarmPark, as well as hours can be found on the Paulus Farm Market website. The Market includes produce, a deli, bakery, and much more! We purchased a watermelon to take home, and some other goodies.
Pick Your Own
At certain times of the year, Paulus Farm Market has fields of pick your own flowers and in the fall, pumpkins. Check their website for availability of pick your own and make sure to call to confirm that it’s open, as mother nature changes quickly. The cut flowers include a bucket and one admission to the farm park.