By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau: In 1968, Wade Kelsall’s parents Sam and Edie Kelsall purchased the land where Mother Nature’s Farm is today. At that time they were farming alfalfa for the neighboring dairy. As the city grew, the Kelsall’s, decided to grow Christmas trees (Elderica Pines) to sell to the city folks that were moving closer and closer to the farm
Your farm Friends, Wade, Caroline, Brooke, Alexander and Maneau Kelsall. They come from a tradition of farming.
Fast forward to 1995, Wade Kelsall, third generation farmer, and his young family decided to
Today, Wade grows 40 acres of pumpkins in Duncan, Arizona along with gourds,
Load up the family, bring your friends and neighbors and come visit the Pumpkin Patch at Mother Nature’s Farm.
Mother Nature’s Farm Pumpkin Patch
Starts: October 1, 2015 – October 31, 2015.
Place: 1663 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85233
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 days a week
Admission: $10 per child. Adults are $3.00 each to tag along and ride the hayride
See the world’s heaviest pumpkins at the World Pumpkin Weigh Off on October 4th (winners will be announced at noon). Enjoy a fall gourd show, U-pick pumpkins, squash, and produce for sale.
For more information, call 480.892.5874 or visit mothernaturesfarm.com
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of Fall Festival articles: Arizona Agriculture's Family Farm in the City: Tolmachoff Farms and One of Arizona Agriculture's Happening Places: Schnepf Farms. For more information on our member benefits including our regional benefits go to Arizona Farm Bureau’s member benefits page online. Or, download the Member Benefits app (FB Benefits) to your smart phone for easy, everyday access to your benefits.