Little People, Big World star Matt Roloff is facing a scary future for his family farm in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Roloff Farms is a very popular tourist attraction and wedding venue. However, the farm has been forced to keep its gates closed to the public since the coronavirus quarantines started back in March. Even though the governor of Oregon is gradually loosening restrictions, Roloff Farms still remains closed.
However, Matt Roloff remains hopeful there will be a pumpkin season this fall. Although as of right now it’s uncertain how that will look and if the Little People, Big World farm can withstand financially until then. Here’s what we know about the future of Roloff Farms.
Little People, Big World: Roloff Farms Operates On A Tight Margin
Little People, Big World celebs Matt Roloff and his former spouse Amy Roloff still work together running the business. Amy sold a sizeable portion of the land including her farmhouse. However, she still maintains ownership in the land that the farm actually operates. Although Matt is the one that truly is running the farm. So without being open to tourists this summer, the farm is taking in far less revenue than it normally would. Thankfully the Roloffs have a few other income streams tied to their brand to keep the farm afloat.
The Little People, Big World personalities rely on pumpkin season for the lions share of their income. So they’re hopeful they can be fully operational to the public by the fall. Like many small businesses, Roloff Farms runs on a razor-thin profit margin. So right now its more a question of if the farm can ride it out financially until the boom of the fall season.
LPBW: Prices May Double
According to Little People, Big World’s Matt Roloff he’s fairly confident the farm should be able to survive to see another big fall pumpkin season. However, he’s alluded to the fact that his prices would have to double to offset the cost incurred from not being open all these months. So many regular customers might balk at the spike in prices.
Roloff Farms is a huge draw for tourists. Many LPBW fans would be happy to pay higher prices for the chance to shop at Matt and Amy’s farm. Plus, there’s Zach Roloff giving guided tours that already have patrons paying $300. So it shouldn’t be too hard to up that price. Additionally, since Zach usually gives 75 of these tours, he can easily up that to 100 or more.
Little People, Big World: Matt Roloff Wants Twin Sons To Take Over
Little People, Big World patriarch Matt Roloff is ready for Roloff Farms to trade hands. He’s getting up in years and the physical demands of operating the farm are taking its toll on him. Matt would rather spend more time with his four grandchildren. Plus he also would enjoy more time relaxing at his Arizona home that he owns with log time girlfriend Caryn Chandler.
Matt admittedly says no one could run the farm as well as he does. However, he ultimately would rather see the farm run by his twin sons, Zach and Jeremy Roloff. Matt wants it to stay within the family rather than be sold to a stranger.
Nothing would make him happier to see the next Little People, Big World generation run the farm. Both Jeremy and Zach have shown interest in buying and running the farm. However, neither seems to be in a financial position necessary to make that dream a reality at this time. In the meantime, the fate of Roloff Farms remains uncertain. Hopefully, the farm is able to rise out the shut down a little longer and salvage the year with the best pumpkin season ever.
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