Antique grain bin, slide from Browns Berry Patch welcomed at Scottsville farm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – A Scottsville farm this weekend will open this antique grain bin with a slide to the public. For many years, the attraction was part of Brown’s Berry Patch in Waterport.

Stokoe Farms in Scottsville this weekend will debut the antique grain bin that was part of Brown’s Berry Patch in Waterport for many years.

Brown’s Berry Patch closed the retail portion of the business after more than three decades of running one of the most popular agri-tourism spots in the region.

Suzanne Stokoe was saddened to hear that the owners at Brown’s Berry Patch were retiring and closing the retail side of the business after last year. The Brown family continues to grow fruit.

Stokoe said the Brown family is a pioneer in the local farming and agri-tainment community, and have brought thousands of smiles to the faces of kids and adults alike over the years.

“Stokoe Farms is privileged to have been able to purchase and transport the attraction from Farmer Brown’s to Scottsville, so its guests can continue to get years of enjoyment out of it,” Stokoe said in a news release.

In addition to the antique grain bin, Stokoe has the cargo net climb and slide from Brown’s.

Stokoe Farms operates a pumpkin patch and Christmas tree farm on South Road. The farm has zip lines, bounce pillows, a picture maze, nature trail, farm animals, and other activities.