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Posted 9/26/2018 5:36pm by Fitzgerald Farms.

This past Saturday brought in the autumnal equinox, which for our mountain pumpkins meant a little more rain, a little cooler temperature, and finally some sunshine!

We are thankful for a new day, a new season, and a time for celebrating fall.

Please contact us via 434-277-8047 for wholesale pumpkin orders or email us, fitzgeraldfarmsllc@gmail.com, and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

We are out in the fields each day, preparing the quality, beautiful, deep orange, mountain grown pumpkins to be delivered to you!

Posted 4/2/2018 5:14pm by Fitzgerald Farms.

It's that time of year again. After spending the winter cleaning, repairing, organizing, doing preventive maintenance, ordering seeds, planning, reviewing sales (and costs), and preparing for a new crop season, it is almost time to change gears.

As Henry likes to remind us, "If a farmer is truly blessed, there will still only be about 50-60 seasons to see the results.”

So, how do you prepare for your seasons?

Posted 8/16/2017 5:00am by Fitzgerald Farms.

If you look closely, you can see it.  Telltale signs that the season is changing.  Although fall, or autumn, doesn’t officially begin until Friday, September 22, you can already see a few leaves falling from the trees, and even though it is not unusual for retail stores to carry autumn merchandise earlier each year, we’re already seeing Halloween as well as Thanksgiving decorations for sale.  It’s difficult to find a bathing suit for sale anywhere except at the beach.  Children are starting, or have already started school, just a little earlier this year.  Football schedules are being posted.  Pumpkin flavored coffees are now available. 

But wait, the temperature is supposed to be 88 degrees here today!  The pools are still open.  The creek, river and ocean water temperatures are really comfortable.   Surely you wouldn’t leave the house without that extra sunscreen or bug repellent yet.  The summer flowers are blooming where there has been enough rain.  Flip flops and sandals are still on the feet.  The grill is still the best place to cook that meal.  The birds are still hanging around, just listen as the sun begins to rise.  The humidity doesn’t seem to be dipping below 90%.  Baby animals can be seen if you take a walk on a trail, or for some, simply look out of your window.

Thankful for the change in seasons in Virginia.  Thankful to recognize the changes.  Hanging tight to summer just a few more days, while acknowledging and planning for autumn.

Posted 9/6/2016 6:37pm by K Fitzgerald.

So, it is said that September 22, 2016 is the first day of Fall.  Pumpkins planted in the Spring and Summer are preparing to make their way to you.  Just a few leaves are starting to fall in Virginia, the nights are beginning to get a little cooler, and pumpkin flavor is now in stores for coffee, cookies, and just about anything else a pumpkin lover can dream.  The sun is still warm during the day, but daylight is starting to last just a little less each day.  Fall is a time of reflection as we once again realize how fast summer passes, a new school year begins; and well, we know that colder season will come far too quickly for some of us.