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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 9/4/2018 8:18am by Fitzgerald Farms.

The unofficial end of summer was celebrated by many over the weekend and yesterday with Labor Day signaling that, while it still may be hot outside, it will soon be time to shift gears and start watching for the leaves to fall. Your favorite coffee shop may have even begun selling pumpkin spice flavored coffee, too! Pumpkin picking on the farm is in full force now as we prepare to send these deep orange, mountain grown beauties to a store near you. Are you ready?

Posted 8/8/2018 8:40am by Fitzgerald Farms.

Not only are the baby pumpkins growing, there are new blooms each morning! So vibrant, and we are thankful!

Check out our photo gallery for other photos from the farm!

 

Posted 8/2/2018 9:41am by Fitzgerald Farms.

So, the 2018 pumpkin season is well under way! Pumpkins are planted, pumpkins are blooming, and pumpkins are growing. Pumpkins and gourds are on schedule for celebrating the autumn season! Please contact us via email, phone, fax, or text with any questions as you prepare your wholesale and/or retail pumpkin orders. 

Thank you!

fitzgeraldfarmsllc@gmail.com email

434-277-8047 phone and fax

434-906-1362 text

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 1/1/2018 5:05pm by Fitzgerald Farms.

Happy New Year to all of our customers, vendors,  friends, family, acquaintances and new relationships yet to be! May 2018 be a blessed year!

Posted 11/14/2016 4:45pm by Fitzgerald Farms.

Sure, when you walk into retail locations now, you don't see many pumpkins left.  What remains are those for pies and decorating.  Yes, we continue to recognize Thanksgiving, our national holiday celebrated as a day to be thankful on the 4th Thursday each November here in the United States.  We are also very thankful for Christmas, which is right around the corner.  We even help some of our pumpkins decorate and celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas by painting and crafting with them!  Just imagine a gold spray painted pumpkin with a little silver spray on the stem looking like a cute Christmas ornament on our porch or stacking a couple of pumpkins, painting them white, and decorating them like a snow man. Oh, the ideas that we hear! 

We are thankful to each of our customers who allow us to do what we love.  Thank you very much!

Posted 1/20/2015 11:34am by K Fitzgerald.

Chores include taking soil samples to decide how much fertilizer to apply to the fields, preventive maintenance on equipment, organizing, cleaning, ordering supplies and budgeting.  Whew!  Some of these chores are similar to other industries, and some are very different.  The colder days make us want to take cover in the shop, and the warmer days encourage us to enjoy the sunshine.

Posted 4/3/2014 3:02pm by KFitzgerald.

Now that the calendar says that Spring has arrived and we have had more than two days with temperatures in the 70s and 80s, the farm work will transition from upkeep, maintenance, repair, and cost estimating (not to mention taxes) to scouting the land, planning crops, fertilizing, and planting.

Posted 9/3/2013 4:37pm by KFitzgerald.

It may have been Labor Day for most, but here where the pumpkins have been kissed by mountain sunshine and watered by rain, pumpkin season has begun!

 

The day started early including family, friends, and the pumpkin team who hand selected and prepared the pumpkins for the fall 2013.  Lunches had been packed the night before, trucks scheduled the week before, and sunscreen was in order for the day.

 

Among the beautiful large deep orange pumpkins, fun medium pumpkins, cute pie pumpkins, and variety of specialty pumpkins, we are growing a wonderful, colorful selection of gourds this year!

 

As the sun set and trucks drove away to deliver the first pumpkins to bring smiles to all ages, the family, friends, and pumpkin team headed home for food, rest, baths, and to reflect on a beautiful blue sky, fresh air and a job well done.  

 

Thanks to you, Pumpkin Team!

Posted 8/16/2013 12:40pm by KFitzgerald.

Yesterday my daughter and I took the dogs for a beautiful walk and enjoyed a visit to Sherando Lake. After quite a drive over what I can only describe as a crooked route over Campbell's Mountain, we were rewarded with what the locals have been enjoying all summer. The lake was beautiful, the temperature was perfect, and the atmosphere was wonderful.  The smell of charcoal prepping for burgers drifted over the area, and the campground had quite a few smiling faces. My daughter noticed a red leaf on the trail that had recently fallen, and with these cool temperatures a little earlier than usual, I plan to squeeze as much into the rest of my summer as I can while the pumpkins are growing, the corn is getting taller, and the sod is taking root and staying green with the warm days, cool nights, and rain that has been coming down.

We really enjoyed this clean, friendly, beautiful facility on a cool early August afternoon in the mountains!  

http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Sherando_Lake_Recreation_Area_Family_Camping/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=96721