Lunch at Swore Farms
Welcome to family owned and operated, Swore Farms! Our Mission: to enrich the community through healthy, delicious, fresh produce grown right here on the farm; educate children and youth through summer programs; and offer opportunities for quality family fun late summer through fall as they play in the corn maze & pumpkin patch and learn about agriculture. Our guests will be welcomed by Wendy. Wendy S Swore lives on a farm with a corn maze and a pumpkin patch where she raised her five kids, a dog, two geese, seven peacocks, eleven ducks, nineteen cats and two hundred thirty seven chickens. She farms in the summers, writes in the winter and would rather chew her leg off than eat something spicy. Mike & Wendy Swore have owned the farm for over 20 years. A 3rd generation farmer, Mike also works at the Farm Bureau as a Computer Network Tech. While Mike works in town Wendy cares for their 5 children and runs the farm while also being an award-winning author. Truly a family run operation, the Swore kids work on the farm every day alongside their parents. Mike parents, Jerry & Janiel Swore, are also invaluable assets and can often be seen working in the farm as well. Our experience will revolve around a tour of the farm to learn where and how crops are grown, what machines are used for, and a walk through the greenhouse. The tour will be followed by a lunch in the greenhouse. Along the way, guests will learn a bit more about Wendy, how she's managed to jungle handling a farm, raising 5 children and becoming an award-winning author. Takeaway Gift: a copy of The Wish & The Peacock -written by Wendy and listed as one of 2020's best Children's books of the year and is the first runner up to the 2020 Idaho Book of the Year. The story is written about a farm family that lives on the reservation and it offers a more in depth look into the lives of Wendy, her family and their love for the farm and this rural way of life.