SPROUTING GENERATIONS OF FAMILY FUN
Founded in 1971 and still owned and operated by the Smith family, the Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm is truly a one-of-a-kind, homegrown family operation! Our farm welcomes visitors from Wisconsin and all around the country every year. Generations of families have grown up alongside ours-we are proud that they feel our farm is their farm, too.
At Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm, we model:
- Strong family values
- A commitment to offering high-quality produce and items
for your home and garden
- Planting and harvesting methods that respect the Earth and
- Giving back to the community
- Providing educational opportunities to the many school
groups that visit each year
Jerry Smith Produce & Country Store – Home of The Pumpkin Farm began its start with a table on the corner of Highways EA and L in 1971. Owners and farmers Rosemary and Jerry Smith showcased a variety of homegrown vegetables including cabbage, potatoes and sweet corn. The table soon became the garage; the garage was renovated in 1978 with the addition of the Country Store. The Country Store, including its hearthstone fireplace, remains today.
The Pumpkin Farm made its debut in 1973. Rosemary Smith loved painting faces and displays on dozens of pumpkins and then incorporating the pumpkins into scenes based on popular television shows, books and movies. The first few years, Rosemary painted only a handful of pumpkins featuring the clothing of the Smith family along with Jerry’s boots on the Three Stooges. The number of painted pumpkins grew and Rosemary showcased 25 displays each year with over 80 hand-painted characters such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Flintstones, Lion King and many more. Her daughter-in-law, Amy, along with other family members, continues the tradition that Rosemary lovingly started.
In 2012, the next generation of the Smith Family began running operations at the family farm. Joe and Amy Smith and their children are continuing the longstanding tradition of family fun and excellence in homegrown produce at the Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm. We invite you to discover why so many visitors-from near and far-think of this as their farm, too. We look forward to welcoming you soon!