Storm Farms reopens Oct. 7 with its pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Photos courtesy of Storm Farms.
Sept. 29, 2017
Storm Farms in Arlington was a hit this spring with its pick-your-own strawberry patch. Now, the farm is kicking off the fall growing season with the opening of its pumpkin patch Oct. 7.
Johanna Storm is the owner of Storm Farms, located in the tiny community of Dalworthington Gardens within Arlington's borders. Storm worked at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens before launching her first foray into farming in March.
The 7-acre farm is located on the former site of Grismer Farms. Lynn Remsing, Grismer Farms owner, helped Storm get the current operation up and running. Both ladies adhere to the idea that the farm should be a place for folks to come and learn more about food the natural way.
Johanna Storm opened in March with a pick-your-own strawberry patch. Photo by Star-Telegram/Bob Booth.
“I love being outside and I love plants and food,” said Storm, who has a horticulture degree from Texas A&M. “I also love to share the things I love. So I wanted to create a place for people to spend time outside, to see where food comes from.”
With five of its seven acres in production, Storm Farms is likely the only pick-your-own-produce farm in the area.
While the farm is not certified organic, according to Storm, everything is grown using organic practices. One exclusion is the specialty pumpkins she purchased for the fall season.
“They’re half organic. They are not sprayed but the grower doesn’t use organic fertilizers.”
Only pumpkins will be sold in October, however, starting in mid-November, offerings will include cabbage, kale, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.
Starting in mid-November, offerings will include cabbage, kale, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.
Storm is looking forward to the fall opening, as the farm did well during its first spring with the strawberry patch picked clean each day before closing.
An outdoor lover, Storm seems to have found her calling educating people about nature and offering a tasty treat.
“Being in the city, I wanted to offer people a taste of the country and farming.”
Storm Farms is located at 3010 S. Bowen Road in Arlington. Hours are Tuesday and Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.