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Peter's Pumpkins and Carmen's Corn

Posted 9/14/2015 12:28pm by Ann Houghton.

For delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables, Peter’s Pumpkins and Carmen’s Corn are a popular stopping place for locals. Situated on the northwest corner of Old Brickyard Road, they are at the intersection of County Roads 69 and 78 in Scott County.

They grow a large variety of fruit, herbs, flowers, berries, and vegetables. Weeding and harvesting by hand guarantees the freshness and highest quality of their produce.

From July through the middle of November they operate a roadside stand. From July through September they have “Pick Your Own” cut flowers. Then in October is “Pick Your Own” pumpkins with free hayrides, a fun corn maze, and free face painting, all weather permitting. Farm fresh eggs are available year round.

They also offer their produce at local Farmer’s Markets. Their fresh picked corn on the cob is delicious as are their other fruits and vegetables. They participate in the local community by appearing in parades and by adopting a section of road way where they pick up trash.

Tessa Lehto is a Shakopee resident and garden enthusiast. This article is funded in part by Scott County’s Statewide Health Initiative Plan to promote healthy eating in the county and Local Harvest Alliance to promote awareness of local foods. Comments or Ideas? Contact me at tessalynn.lehto@gmail.com.