2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Silo Pumpkin Brings Business To Farm
Bryan Meyer came up with the idea for the pumpkin, which measures 22 ft. dia. and over 14 ft. high. He put it on top of an unused silo.
"We wanted it to be a landmark for the area that would be a constant reminder about our business," he says.
Meyer's Farm Market is a farm that offers seasonal fruits and vegetables. They also have a pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, fall hay rides, an antique tractor display, and educational farm tours.
Meyer came up with the idea after seeing another one near Chicago.
He bought the pumpkin from a fiberglass company for more than $30,000 (DWO Fiberglass Co., Sparta, Wis.; 608 269-8257; www.dwofiberglass.com). Two flatbed semis hauled the two halves of the pumpkin to the farm where it was assembled and lifted by crane to the top of the silo.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bryan Meyer, Meyer's Farm Market, 1329 E. M-H Townline Rd., Milton, Wis. 53563; (ph 608 754-0247; email: info@ meyersfarmmarket.com; website: www. meyersfarmmarket.com).
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