In 1991, the Raasch’s opened their farm to the public with the first pumpkin patch. The farm includes approximately 60 acres planted in pumpkins, corn, and soybeans, plus another 20 acres set aside for pumpkin entertainment and farm fun. For many years, the Raasch family grew fresh vegetables and sold them at area farmers’ markets. As they talked with their customers, they learned that many families no longer had ties to rural America—some were three or four generations removed from their
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