Got pumpkins? Well, this farm does! And they are for sale!
This year, Grahaven: The Graham Farm, located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains near Newport, Tennessee, has grown pumpkins. Traditionally, this has been a row-crop operation growing corn and soybeans, but this pumpkin project is a means to diversify our crop mix a bit.
To get started, we’ve kept it simple: two varieties of Jack-O-Lantern Style, Aladdin and Kratos, and Big Macs, the larger, decorative pumpkins which make a big splash in yards, on porches, and in those beautiful fall displays that just make folks happy!
We’ve enjoyed watching them grow, and seeing lovely scenes like this:
But the time has come for these lovely orange bright spots of happy glowing orange to find new homes in yards and on porches everywhere! So – we’re hoping you give us a try!
These pumpkins are available in WHOLESALE lots:
QUALITY? We’ve been testing their quality a bit, and we know some of the first ones pulled (first week of September) are good three weeks plus later! (this posted on Sept. 26, 2017). They’ve been out in the sun, on a glass-top patio table, and have yet to show any wear at all!
The pumpkins have been grown under the watchful eye of farm personnel, along with frequent visits by qualified agronomists providing advice on pumpkin fertilization and stewardship.
In addition to the Jack-style pumpkins, we’ve got some of those lovely large Big Macs – just thing for huge yard or business displays! These are great for pumpkin-scaping everywhere!
As time goes on, we’ll share more about the pumpkin project and how it has evolved. We are evaluating if this will be on ongoing crop, or a short termer – many factors will play into that decision.
There might (notice the ‘might’) be an on-farm pick-your-own event a bit later in October. [October 21st, likely, if it happens – so ‘sort of’ save that date!].
In the meantime, for current updates, please follow us at our Facebook page!
You’ll know you’ve found us when you see this Facebook PROFILE Pic:
And this is our Facebook Cover page:
And lastly, a BIG THANK YOU to the many family members, friends, neighbors, farm associates, agronomists, and customers who have helped pick pumpkins and get this thing started! (You’ll hear more about them later, too!)
Most of these posts on this blog deal with issues or event related to the worldwide Milkshed, but since my personal milkshed began with a family dairy farm, and the family farm is now growing pumpkins, and since pumpkin season is now upon us – well you get the picture!
Please – share the word there’s some pretty decent pumpkins that can be bought in East Tennessee! Wholesale price lists are available on request. Please call 423-797-1853 for more information. Please come by!