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Our Story

Robert (Bob) and Mary Ann Pearce started dairying in 1955 just a mile down the road and moved east to the corner of County F & Hwy 67 in 1965. The farm was originally purchased by Amos Van Dyke in 1848 through the Homestead Credit Act for $1.25 per acre.  The Pearce's are the second family that has operated the farm since Wisconsin became a state in 1848. A few of the original buildings from that era are still in use today. In 1967, the Pearce family had a few dozen extra sweet corn and pumpkins. The 5 Pearce kids decided to sell the surplus vegetables by the edge of the road to raise money for 4-H projects and their college education.  In the beginning, only a few vegetables were offered for sale. Podded peas were available in June, and then followed by corn in July.  With a ready supply of child labor intensive crops were planted and cared for by hand throughout the season. 


In the years to follow, sweet corn went from being planted a couple of times to regular plantings throughout the spring and early summer to assure a continuous supply to the one wagon farm stand where a young person would wait for a customer. In the mid-1970s the market expanded to multiple wagons with a variety of produce grown on the farm including: zucchini, beets, basil, tomatoes, leeks, winter squash, cucumbers, dill, green beans and beyond.  Apple products were also provided by a local grower.

Today, Pearce Farms continues to offer the wide variety of quality, fresh fruits and vegetables that have been offered for years. We continue to hand pick all our vegetables at the peak of perfection to bring you the very best. We also offer all kinds of fall decorations. From your traditional large, round pumpkins to unique ones such as Lunch Lady Gourds with warts all over their skin like those found on a witch's face. We have tiny pumpkins and gourds all the way to the 300+ pound Atlantic Giant pumpkins. With such a wide array of colors and choices you will have a hard time deciding which ones you will want to decorate your home with.

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