Northern Utah and Colorado have been plagued with corn worms this year. We appreciate our customers who have been patient and supportive of the situation. In spite of the extra little critters, we’ve been told this corn variety can’t get any better. Thanks for realizing there’s room for us and creatures of nature too!
2520 W Gentile Street
Drive-up pumpkin picking with fall photo opportunities at the Day Farm Pumpkin Patch in Layton Utah!
2520 W Gentile Street
We know that produce grown in healthy soil with healthy farming practices will result in healthy food. We take that stewardship very seriously. We intentionally and meticulously do all we can to that end.
A Family Tradition
Family owned and operated for six generations. We are honored to grow food for our community. Thank you for your part in supporting this tradition!
What We Grow
All items we offer are grown on our family farm except the cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, and apples. We are grateful for farms in Willard UT and Santaquin UT who provide those for us. No apricots for 2022 season due to frost. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Farming runs deep in our roots, both figuratively and literally. Our family began farming before Layton was even Layton. The Day Family Farm, as we know it today, has stemmed from generations of careful growth and development. We ALL benefit from the "fruits" it has to offer, including a place for neighbors and community to gather. Whether its for popping in to buy already freshly picked produce, staying a while to pick your own straight from the U-pick vegetable field, or making lasting memories in the pumpkin patch, we hope you will feel welcome and at home!
Our family has enjoyed sharing our farm with you! Thanks for helping keep the farm and the farming way of life "alive"!
Meet the Family
Farm Growers - Bill, Tom and David Day • Stand Manager - VeAnne Day • Farm Grower and Buyer - Sam Day • Farmers Market - Jed Day, Joe Day, and Kevin Hafen • Farm Hands and Stand Clerks - A plethora of children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and lots of amazing adopted aunts and teenagers, whom we couldn't be successful without!
Bill, the patriarch of the family is married to Ann Day. They have 8 children and 22 grandchildren and lots and lots of great grandchildren. Bill served in Germany during WWII. He also served on the Layton City Council. Although he is 96 and retired, Bill's influence is still evident and felt in the daily operations of the farm. His work ethic, kind nature, genuineness and honesty have built a sound foundation for the farm and created a thriving atmosphere for Day Farms to continue to grow in the future.
Tom, a graduate of USU with a BS degree in plant and soil sciences and Spanish, is responsible for growing plants for the u-pick field along with the onion, potato, grain and hay fields. Tom served on the City Council for 8 years and recently retired from that duty. In his free time he enjoys riding horses, camping, hunting and fishing. He's a great friend and mentor to all the nieces and nephews.
David, a graduate of WSC with a BS degree in Geology and Math, is responsible for growing sweet corn, greenhouse plants for high tunnel tomatoes, melons and our "already picked" tomatoes. He also takes care of the green beans, yellow squash, zucchini and cucumbers along with all the fall items including winter squash, specialty pumpkins, gourds and regular pumpkins. David is married to VeAnne and has 5 children and 4 grandchildren. He enjoys camping, fishing, water skiing, hunting, snow skiing, boating and snowmobiling.
VeAnne, who enjoys working side by side with her husband David, is a graduate of WSC with a BS degree in Accounting and Business. She is responsible for HR, managing stand operations and advertising. She loves her five children Jen, Sam, Joe, Matt and Jed along with their significant others. She has four grandchildren, whom she adores! She loves playing the ukulele, growing flowers, hiking, snow skiing, boating, tennis and pickle-ball.
Sam, the son of David and VeAnne Day, a graduate of USU with a Masters degree in Plant & Soil Sciences, has his own farming operation and grows and sells bell peppers and melons to our farm. He also buys produce from other local growers (cherries, apricots, peaches) to sell at our farm.
Jed, the son of David and VeAnne, attends the Park City market. He also has taken on responsibilities for the high tunnel tomatoes, tractor work and is our crew chief. Jed is currently attending WSU and will leave on a religious mission to Lima Peru in the fall. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, water & snow skiing, piano, tennis and pickle ball.
Joe, the son of David and VeAanne and a graduate of USU with a BS degree in Civil Engineering, attends the Pioneer Park Market. He is married to Jessica and they have two children. He enjoys skiing, piano, basketball, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Kevin, the son-in-law of Bill and Ann attends the Murray Market. He is married to Marie and they have 5 children and 10 grand children. He enjoys tennis, pickle ball, vacationing, and spending time with his family.
Nick Hafen, the son of Kevin and Marie Day Hafen. Graduated from the U of U with a civil engineering degree and currently works for UFOT. He is married to Megan and they have 3 sons. The oldest Carter also helps at the market.
McKay Merrill, the son of Kent and Carol Day Merrill. Just graduated from LHS and is headed to BYU Idaho this fall. His interests are anything mechanical, flying, riding motorcycles and four wheeling in his Jeep.
Always striving to be good stewards, we love and respect the land and its natural resources. We incorporate several organic practices with components of conventional farming. We rotate crops to prevent soil depletion and disease. We alternate row crops with wheat or sweet corn in order to replenish the soil with large volumes of organic matter.
We are a small farm which allows us to watch our crops closely. Instead of resorting to regular large scale application of sprays, we carefully monitor conditions and apply only when needed. We avoid all GMO based products and solely adhere to conventional fertilizers alleviating the risk of E-coli contamination. We feel we have reached a good balance with our farming practices regarding safety, nutrition, health, production and functionality. If you appreciate our methods, come on out! We'd love to be your friendly neighborhood farm!