Welcome to the Bicentennial Peace Garden at Brown’s Berry Patch, stop number 13 on the Peace Garden Trail, dedicated October 5, 2013. The Brown family settled on their Lake Ontario area farm in 1804. During the War of 1812, matriarch Bathshua Brown along with her five sons, seven daughters and neighbors, was credited with capturing and subsequently banishing a British captain from the area. The Peace Garden at this location is a tribute to the Browns’ pioneer tenacity and diplomacy that helped make this country great.
Eight generations later, the farm has grown from a subsistence farm to a much larger, modern fruit farm and summer attraction. Brown’s Berry Patch celebrated their 200th anniversary in 2004 by receiving the NYS Bicentennial Farm Award and the I Love New York Governor’s Agritourism Award.
Families will enjoy visiting our Barnyard Adventure area with slides, pedal cars, a jumping pillow and lots of farm animals. Or grab a wagon and head down the lane to pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, and pumpkins.
To compliment our fruit, Brown’s sells a wide variety of specialty foods like jellies, syrups and homemade fudge. We also carry a large selection of country, nautical and children’s gifts including handcrafted pottery, jewelry, candles, and toys.
Brown’s bakes delicious fruit pies, muffins, and cookies daily and serves fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps, and pizza from our farm kitchen. On nice summer weekends, sit outside and enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and French fries from the farm grill. But save room for dessert –we are famous for our extra creamy ice cream in homemade waffle cones and sundaes made with fresh fruit.
Brown’s Berry Patch is proud to have had such industrious pioneer relatives that held off the British and settled this area of Lake Ontario. It’s because of those relatives that today we can create fruit, fun and memories for all visitors!