It all started seventeen years ago when we decided to grow some extra large pumpkins for our kids to enjoy. We had been growing Watermelon prior to that as they love the hot and sandy soil of the Woodland Bottoms. As it turns out, so do Pumpkins!
The first couple of years were definitely on a smaller scale, in fact, on such a small scale that we were leery of even placing signs by the road. However, this concern began to fade as the patch grew each year and eventually began to grow by an acre or more at a time.
Though we have been known to grow pumpkins of the "extra large" variety, we have recently expanded our selection of squash and gourds and have even added activities including; festive props, a covered hay maze, weekend pumpkin bowling and weekend hay rides.
Also, over the last couple of years, we have introduced a few other varieties of vegetables - corn, zucchini and tomatoes that have produced well into the Fall.
With all of the changes that have taken place, there have been several "constants" that help to make the patch what it is. This includes Holstein cows walking by from our family owned and operated Dairy Farm that surrounds the patch, the freedom to make your selection(s) right off of the driveway or by strolling through the patch to find your own, or the use of the familiar backdrops for family pictures (including the large Oak trees in the yard that many enjoy seeing during the Fall).
Pumpkins have found their way into our past and present. There is probably a pretty good chance that they'll be there in our future too!
It is our pleasure to provide you with family fun and memories that will last a lifetime!
David, Julie & Family