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September 9, 2013

N.H. corn mazes are open for business

Visitors wend their way through the corn


“It takes about six hours,” Murphy said. “I’ll cut the corn down and then go through with a tractor and Rototill the corn stubble. It’s something I’ve been able to perfect over the years.”

Murphy said they grow a special type of corn for the maze.

“It’s cow corn,” he said. “It isn’t the sweet corn, which we sell at the farm stand. At the end of the season, we chop it up and feed it to the cows on the farm.”

So far, business has been slow at the mazes, but Elwood expects things to pick up soon.

“Once the fall comes around and it’s pumpkin season, we’ll get a lot more people,” he said, “especially on the weekends.”

Enter the maze :Elwood Orchards: 54 Elwood Road, Londonderry. Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9; children 5 and younger get in free. The maze also will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays starting the first week in October. The maze will be open until the end of October. J&F Farms: 120 Chester Road, Derry. Open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $4 ; children 3 and younger are admitted free. The maze is open until the end of October.

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