Meet the Farmers

Who We Are

Our Mission

CCAF is dedicated to wholesome family agritainment through activities that offer simple fun, farm education and the opportunity to create lifelong memories.

Our Vision

To become a world-renowned family favorite agritainment destination.

Our Core Values

Meet The Farmers

The Cherry Crest property dates back to the early 1700s, when it was owned by the Ferree family, who came to the Pequea Valley from France to escape religious persecution. Though her husband Daniel died before coming to the New World, Marie Ferree settled here with her seven children. The farm and surrounding land was passed down through several Ferree generations before being sold to numerous different families over the years.

Today, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is family-owned and operated by the Coleman family. Jack and Donna Coleman moved here from New Jersey with their children in 1987. They began as dairy farmers but now they have beef cows, raise broilers for Tyson, and crop farm over 300 acres. They ventured into the agri-tainment business in 1996 with their first Amazing Maize Maze, “Locomotive Labyrinth.”

Over the years, Cherry Crest has grown from being the “farm with a corn maze” to being a 25-acre adventure farm, with 60+ Farm Fun activities, including the giant slides, Jump Pillows, Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Sproutsville, Farm Experience Center, Corny’s Ball-cade, and of course the Corn Maze.

Jack and Donna are still very much involved with the daily operation of the farm, and their kids are too! Their oldest daughter, Sherri, has taken over much of the accounting and financial work at the farm as the Chief Financial Officer, and lives down the road with her husband and family. Their youngest daughter, Shelly, works as the Chief Operations Officer at the Adventure Farm and lives at the neighboring farm with her husband and kids. Their oldest son, Jerry, lives with his wife and family in New York, where he does crop farming. Their middle son, Jared, is heavily involved in the shop and on the farm, helping with construction projects and tending the chicken houses. He lives with his wife and son nearby. Jack and Donna’s youngest son, Dylan, lives on the farm and manages projects and various other farm work. Jack and Donna also have ten grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, many of whom work at the farm as well.