Our Farm Story
A 4 Generation Farm
In 1923, Jack “Grandpa” Hickey moved with his family to Hickey Farm. Originally a stump farm where work horses were trained, Hickey Farm has been serving the Sandpoint and Ponderay communities for generations. As a child, Grandpa Jack learned how to work the land with his own two hands. He learned his tireless work ethic from his parents, who instilled in him the importance of treating the land and people right.
Grandpa Jack’s two children, Jimmy Hickey and Jacki Holt, grew up with the same values that guided him. Whether it was spending a long day baling hay in the middle of summer, or making sure everyone who visits the farm has a nice warm meal, Jimmy and Jacki gave Hickey Farms its heart. Jimmy still lives at the farm, taking care of the day-to-day business and ensuring it’s in tip-top shape for visitors.
Jacki’s husband, Jim Holt, loves the farm about as much as anyone. If he’s not on the golf course or doting on his wife, you can probably find him at the farm doing whatever needs done: hauling hay, digging trenches, building structures, or making visitors feel like part of the family are all in a day’s work for Jim.
Two of Jim and Jacki’s sons, Jeff and Mark, can also be found working at the farm just about every day of the week. Whether it’s cutting hay, feeding cows, making fresh apple cider, or racing snowmobiles through the fields, Jacki’s two sons are always trying to make visiting the farm the best experience possible.
Their brother Dean, his wife Karrie and their two boys devote as much of their spare time to the farm as they can. Dean’s vision and creativity have helped make the farm what it is today. He is an impeccable host, clearly getting his hospitality skills and genuine desire to make people happy from his mother, Jacki.
We hope you will join us to experience Hickey-Holt hospitality for yourself. Bring a friend, the whole family, or an entire school group out for a visit. Grandpa Jack would have guaranteed you a good time.
Hickey Farm is not just about pumpkins and hayrides. Visit us throughout the summer for U-pick strawberries! Check up-to-date days and times for your visit by visiting us on Facebook. We charge by the pound and accept card or cash. We have buckets and boxes available for you to fill (but feel free to bring your own).
Also, we know it can sometimes be hard to stop your young child from eating the strawberries before you can even get them in the bucket. We get it. So young children can eat and pick at the same time. So bring your sun hat and come on out!
Hickey Farms offers the only fully outfitted pumpkin patch in North Idaho. Bring your friends and family and find the perfect pumpkin!