Flaming Acres Farm Spring Field Trips Flower Cutting Days Fall HARVESt Days: pumpkin patch corn maze fall field Trips
20046 Lower Pleasant Ridge Rd
Caldwell, Idaho (208) 630-4049
Flaming Acres 1st Year 2022...
A big shout out of thanks to all of you who worked for Flaming Acres Farm in the 2022 season. We could not have done it without you! We received many compliments on the excellent, friendly help our guests experienced with our amazing crew in Admissions, Food Service, Arts & Crafts, Tractor Driving...Also a big thanks to the local vendors who hung in there with us through weather events, heat, cold, wind and rain...enduring the ups and downs that come with a first year business with positivity & encouragement. We made many new friends! Thank you to the entertainers such as Randy Steward who provided live music for us and the folks that spent the day with us for the car show. You did such an excellent job. We also want to thank all of you who came out to the farm to support us and try all of the things we had to offer. You were so kind and gracious and will make it possible for us to put in the work to push on for a second season in 2023.
Big Plans for the 2023 Season
Debbie & Dion Flaming Owners/Farmers....
Dion & I have had a restful few months as outside work really slowed down during the winter months. We spent a great deal of time discussing things we could improve and new things we would like to add to make a visit to Flaming Acres Farm better than ever! This is a list of a few of our ideas going forward:
Spring: We plan to invite schools and homeschool groups to the farm for play days with hands on farm education activities. May 3rd-June 9th.
We are building a tractor tire playground and finishing the 6 mini ziplines.
We are installing a Jumbo Jumper.
We will be building a track/obstacle course and have 24 pedal carts.
The farm animal petting zoo will be moved to a better location with new pens built and animals such as alpacas, yaks and pigs added. Also we are constructing a small barn to house hatching chicks and rabbits...
We will have tents set up with hands on farm activities highlighting important agricultural themes.
Summer: U-Pick Flower Cutting will open July 8th-September 2nd
We will be expanding our flower cutting season from 2 weekends to 9 weeks. We will be open Saturdays & Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sunflower field will double with an early and late bloom field. We plan on growing 35 varieties of sunflowers and 10 varieties of zinnias. Our other complimentary cutting flowers include Sweet Peas, Snapdragons, Larkspur, Dianthus, Celosia, Ageratum, Cosmos, Poppies, Corn flowers, Yarrow, Alum, Wild Flowers and 400 lavender plants.
We are adding a barista bar with desserts such as muffins, scones and other treats.
The outdoor kitchen space will have a roof and will offer our summer visitors a great lunch menu which includes hamburgers, hotdogs, soups & salads.
We will be installing a walking path around the park and our summer guest will have access to the tractor tire playground area.
Labor Day: Car Show & Farmers Market 10 am- 6 pm Free Admission
Fall: Fall Harvest Festival Days September 16th-October 29th
The hours for the Fall Harvest Festival Days are Saturdays & Sundays 10 am-6 pm.
We are building better roads for the hayrides around corn fields & pumpkin patch.
We have a new 7 trailer hay train with a cute red tractor to pull it.
We are planning two corn mazes a mini and large 12 acre corn maze with more twists & turns.
Our Flaming Acres Grill will have an expanded menu. The Barista Bar called the Cock a Doodle Doo will be open with hot & cold specialty drinks & yummy desserts.
We will have a nice check in area and pumpkin weighing station.
The parking lot and entry will be improved.
Sling Shots will be added and the straw bale maze will be twice the size this fall.
Giant pumpkins will be grown on the farm in 2023 and if they are large enough we may have a pumpkin drops to enjoy
We look forward to another exciting adventure at Flaming Acres Farm in 2023! Be sure to come a visit us this year!
The Flaming Acres Story
20046 Lower Pleasant Ridge Rd
The Flaming Acres story is not your traditional farm family yarn. It has a history of good times and bad. This is how it all began...Once upon a time, Lyle and Mary Ann Flaming (Dion's parents), moved to Caldwell from Dallas Oregon. In 1969 they purchased the farm on Lower Pleasant Ridge Road and operated a dairy there for many years. Because of the many financial and personal challenges endured by the family, the farm was sold off piece by piece until what remained was a small acreage owned by Dion Flaming, Lyle and Mary Ann's youngest son.
When the farm went up for sale in 2018, the potential buyers had plans to convert the remaining 37 acres of farmland into an industrial park. In order to save the property from this fate, Dion made a bold move and offered to buy back the farm for what the businessmen were offering the seller. Much to everyones surprise the businessmen backed out of the sale and the farm was once again back in the hands of a Flaming.
In celebration of this wonderful blessing, we decided to pursue an agri-tourism conditional use permit from the county which was unanimously approved on June 2nd, 2022. Our vision is to provide a beautiful farm experience for the people in our community. In 2022 we grew 43 varieties of sunflowers and 28 varieties of pumpkins. We created a 13 acre corn maze and a smaller mini-maze. We had two parklike settings for farm related activities for the whole family to enjoy and a place for vendors to sell their homegrown and homemade items so folks are encouraged to support local business. We will be making some changes in 2023 and some big improvements. Hopefully Flaming Acres Farm will become a regular place you and your family will visit both in the summer for u-pick flower season and in the fall for the Fall Harvest Festival Days. We are looking forward to visiting with you when you come!
Dion & Debbie Flaming
Promotions & Social Media Director
I thought to myself maybe it is time to introduce myself, the face behind Flaming Acres! My name is Ashley and I am the daughter of Debbie and Dion Flaming, the owners and farmers of Flaming Acres.
My parents came to me with this idea for this farm last summer and I fell in love with the idea. I wanted to be able to help and I knew I was stepping away from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom. I wanted to be able to tell others about the farm so I offered to run the social media accounts. Little did I know how much the farm I grew up at would transform into what it has become today!
I am proud to see my parents dream come full circle. The love and devotion they have put into their farm stems from the desire to serve and be an outreach for their community! They constantly are looking for ways to bring people together and create a way to help families make memories together, the way we did growing up on a farm.
I am so thankful God gave me the opportunity to support my parents and spread the word about their farm. I hope the farm brings you all as much joy and fun as it has brought my family! We look forward to seeing you all September 2nd....
Sincerely, Ashley Boggan