Family is priority for owners of Fischer Farms in Jefferson City area

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | 9:04 p.m. CDT
Jay and Kim Fischer, owners of Fischer Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, have discovered that their farm has become more popular than they ever imagined. Jay was inspired by his grandfather to create the farm. 

Fischer Farms has become a favorite fall activity for the community in the Jefferson City area.

Jay and Kim Fischer own the farm, and their 14-year-old daughter, Jena, helps them run it.

Fischer Farms offers a 24-acre, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, a 10-acre corn maze, a corn box, hayrides and animals such as horses, chicks, roosters and pigs.

It was his experience selling pumpkins in his grandfather's front yard that inspired Jay Fischer to create the farm.

“I guess you could say he planted the seed in me to do this,” he said.

Although they are modest about what they contribute, both agree that Kim Fischer is the public face of the farm.

“He does all the work, and I do all the talking,” Kim Fischer said.

The Fischers have their own parts to play in the success of the farm, but they say their family comes first.

“It does make us closer,” Jay Fischer said. “There is not a day that goes by that we are not doing something together as a family.”

Jay Fischer wishes his grandfather had had the chance to see the farm expand.

“He would have been awfully proud.”

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