The above is our little inside joke, after the last of too many school tours have left in a day.
Tommy & Joy Assiter have raised Pumpkins for over 50 years. Joy retired around 1992 as Bank Branch manager and decorated around the farm house with Pumpkins and “cull” Big Maxx. Customers began to stop and ask if they were for sale and a new market was found. In 1993 Tim Assiter came back to the farm and began developing the marketing with old west style deco. The idea for the Punkin Ranch was born.
A few years later, on Joy’s whim, the big red barn was built. Now many families have a tradition to visit the ranch. Each year we hear many stories of how many seasons a family has visited. Recently a family that came every year for Austin revisited and the kids were grown with kids of their own. There are so many stories to tell, but I think we will let each tell their own story in a forum to be built here. So write your story and watch for the opportunity to post it here or post it on our Facebook page.