Gary Walkowski - Kronenwetter, WI
Our family has been growing various product for fall since 1981. Located in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, we have over 30 acres of specialty pumpkins, squash, mini-Indian corn, gourds, rye for strawbales, corn stalks, 90 varieties of vine crops, and more.
All of this is made possible with our John Deere tractors and Riesterer & Schnell (R&S) in Stratford. We have a John Deere 4044R open station tractor with turf tires. We use it for planting in the spring and cultivating in the summer. It is also used as a pulling tractor to haul hay wagons around for picking in the fall. R&S always provides us with excellent parts and service support.
This year will mark our 41st growing year. This is a family operation where our kids and grandkids pull together and help pick the items to sell at various festivals and farmers markets. We take pride in knowing that everything sold is grown ourselves.