Meet the Farmers

The Schilter Family 

At its heart, Schilter Family Farm remains a true family affair. Jeff, Stephanie, and Patty, though retired, continue to shepherd the farm, buoyed by the unwavering support of kinfolk, and dedicated team members. 

From children to nieces, nephews, and a host of family friends, each hand plays a part in crafting moments of pure, old-fashioned joy, offering up quality products and experiences that linger in the heart long after the season's end.

The legacy of Schilter Family Farm spans over 85 years

Grandpa and Grandma Schilter

Grandpa and Grandma Schilter immigrated from Switzerland, pioneering dairy farming while nurturing a growing family.

Fred & Patty Schilter

Their son, Fred Schilter, and Patty, whose own family tilled the neighboring lands that would later become the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, united their farming legacies.

Jeff & Stephanie Schilter

As time flowed, the reins of daily operations passed to their son, Jeff Schilter, and his wife, Stephanie.

Schilter Family Farm Agriculture-tourism

Schilter Family Farm has blossomed into the South Sound's premier harvest festival destination, boasting the region's largest pumpkin patch and corn maze.


The family embarked on a bold new journey, transitioning from dairy to embrace agriculture-tourism, birthing the inaugural Schilter pumpkin patch.


Christmas trees found their home amidst the fields, inaugurating a choose-and-cut tradition in 2005.


Inaugurating a Christmas tree choose-and-cut tradition.