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Posted 10/8/2018 9:17am by Fitzgerald Farms.

Hello! Just an update -

Our retail location hours are

Saturdays 10am-6pm in October, weather permitting

Come pick your own or select from already picked!

October 31 10am-6pm

Watch for an update of November hours for decorative pumpkins and pie pumpkins at a later time or give us a call 434-277-8047

Office Hours Monday-Friday 8am to 6pm. The office phone, fax and cell phone are almost always on, too! (434-277-8047 phone & fax)

Thank you for supporting Fitzgerald Farms!

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 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 2/10/2017 1:08pm by Fitzgerald.

Since the weather is being a little difficult for most of America for the upcoming Valentine's Day, why not bring out some of that pumpkin puree that's stashed in your freezer and try this recipe for yourself or your loved ones?  Check out the new recipe for Pumpkin and Coconut Soup posted 2/10/2017.  Thank you!

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!