Pat and Don's Pumpkin Patch Farmstand
Pumpkin Patch
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Pumpkin Patch
About Us

We are a third generation, native Long Island farm family.

My first and most fond memories were that of growing up on my grandfather’s farm here in Yaphank, Long Island. That is why today I feel so deeply determined to continue and maintain the farming heritage.

Along with my wife Pat (for whom I have been married to for over forty years) our business started more than twenty- five years ago on forty dollars worth of Mother’s Day flowers and an old wire reel not far from our present location. Today we have a modest country style farm stand with the old fashion charm that gives you that down home feeling.

Just like any other business, it started to grow from the humble beginnings by selling pick your own pumpkins to the local schools. Later we bought the present location and erected a small open-air farm stand. Over the years not only did the business increase but also so did the size of the building along with the local homegrown produce line and other food related products. We built greenhouses for the hanging baskets, bedding plants and perennials that are sold almost all season long.

While we attended our first North American Farm Direct Market Association (NAFDMA) conference, I was introduced to the art of roasting chilies and brought home the first chile roaster in this area, possibly the east coast. After many disasters attempts, I finally discovered the secret to making perfect roasted red peppers that we are known for today. (NAFDMA is an international organization that helps its member share ways and ideas to improve business and insure better service to our customers.)

Pat and I are extremely fortunate to have our two daughters, five granddaughters and a friendly and knowledgeable staff involved in the family run farm stand operation. Sometimes it looks more like Pumpkin Patch day care center. When the girls were younger, they both swore they would never be involved in the family business. Funny how things change.

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