America has been a land of many firsts, but what is believed to be the first cultivated food in America?
It's the pumpkin! Because of its size and seedy center, it has become a symbol of plenty.
David has had an excellent growing season this summer and has started harvesting the fall crops. Pumpkins, gourds and winter squashes are looking good. In addition to the sugar pumpkins and field pumpkins, we have also grown unique varieties such as French, Long Island and Jarrahdale pumpkins. There will also be other interesting varieties of gourds and winter squashes.
David says the mums are outstanding this year. We offer an incredible range of color and varieties for you to create your own unique fall atmosphere.
September is also the time when the farm swings into action with our fall activities. Transforming the farm into a fall wonderland is something we look forward to every year. The western town is up, the pumpkin coach is rolling along,the corn maze is ready for exploration and the scarecrow factory will be open by September 13th. Remember to bring your camera when you visit because the photo opportunities are at their peak around the farm at this time of the year.
Our fall activities officially begin September 13th, with our Farm Fun Days. Stop by to kick off the fall season and help the Autism Project at the same time. If rain turns this weekend into a washout, we will reschedule our Farm Fun Days for the next weekend. Call us at 245-8245 for information on a cancellation.
When you visit us this fall please let us know how your summer growing season was and what flowers you liked or didn't like in your garden. We sold a record amount of vegetable plants this year so we are eager to hear about your harvest.
We look forward to seeing you around the farm for all of the fun this month.
Barbara & David Frerichs