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Anderson Farms

6728 County Road 3 1/4
303-828-5210

The Anderson Farms story begins in 1911 when Swedish emigrants August and Josephine Anderson purchased a farm south of Mead, Colorado.  They lived there with their four children, Albert, Mildred, Edwin and Laurine.  August and Josephine died when the children were young, so Albert and Edwin took over the farm.  Over the years they grew corn, sugar beets, barley, alfalfa, wheat and in the 1930's began raising cattle.   Edwin married Louise Johnson, a Longmont farming native, in 1946.  Her father, Emil Johnson, was also a Swedish emigrant.  Emil and his wife Esther spent many years farming near Highway 287 and Lookout Road south of Longmont.

In 1958, as Interstate 25 was being built, the government purchased some of the Anderson property for the highway project.  The money Edwin and Albert received from this purchase was used to buy the current Anderson Farms property near Erie.  Until 1996, the South Farm, as it is known, was a tenant farm.  Other families, including the Walkers and Rasmussens lived and worked on the farm.

Edwin and Louise had three children Barbara, Jody and Jim.  Barbara and her husband Randy, three children and four grandchildren now live in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Jody lives on the farm near Mead.  Jim and his wife, Brenda live near the South Farm. They have two daughters Rachelle, who is actively involved with the farm and Megan who lives and studies in the Front Range area.



Reviews

Julie C. Maestas

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
My daughter's & I have a lil tradition of going to a pumpkin patch before Halloween to choose our pumpkins but while we are there we take our yearly family picture nothing spectacular! Just me & my two girls having fun & Anderson Farms was awesome bcz some of the employees found out what we were doing so they actually took us throughout the whole Farm & took pictures of the three of us in all the different beautiful areas! And in the corn maze too!!

Eric Morrison

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Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
This was really fun. We had our own fire pit with seating and plenty of wood to burn late into the night. We also had picnic tables to put all of our food and supplies on. My only complaint was that I think the corn maze should had been 10x darker. It was too brightly lit, which pretty much ruined any scare to it. Perhaps after like 10 P.M. it should be pitch-dark and only for adults. The 20-foot tall 'pumpkin heads' made me think the maze was scary in a way, but I was disappointed after finding how lit it was by the distant bright lights. Still a fun place to go, though.

Cammy Ainsworth

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
If you want a great family day of pumpkin picking, mazes, petting zoo and great food you need to come here.

Chynel Dobbs

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Great place for the whole family. We some how each ended up with 3 giant pumpkins to carve ha ha. Next year we will have to show more restraint.

jenny taylor

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The best we've gone 3 years now this is our holiday tradition.

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