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Peterson’s Pumpkin & Honey Farm (Petaluma, CA)

October 27th, 2008 · by Cyndi · 4 Comments

After all our travel posts, I thought it was time to share some places close to home.  Really close to home in this case.

Peterson’s Farm
636 Gossage Ave, Petaluma, CA 94952

The Peterson Farm as viewed from our driveway

The Peterson Farm as viewed from our driveway

Yes, we are lucky enough to live across the street from a small, working, chemical-free farm.  In a mere 6 acres, Ettamarie and Ray Peterson manage to raise hundreds of pumpkins (including several delicious varieties, not just ornamental ones), fresh eggs, glorious raw honey, and a few miscellaneous things depending on the season.

Naturally, we always get our Halloween pumpkins here.  This year they graced our Sukkah too.  They make good pie when they’re done being pretty.

Cyndi & Miriam pick out pumpkins

Cyndi & Miriam pick out pumpkins

Neighbors wander in as needed for a carton of eggs or a jar of honey but this isn’t an attraction you can just drive over to: make an appointment first.  Mostly, they host school groups.  The joyous noise of children discovering their perfect pumpkin floats through our windows all October.

Peterson's Farm Barn

Peterson's Farm barn

There is a picnic area.

Peterson's Farm picnic area

Peterson's Farm picnic area

And a large barn for workshops and classes.

Peterson's Farm Barn Interior

Peterson's Farm Barn Interior

But what Peterson’s Farm is famous for is Ettamarie and her bees.  Here she is showing off a real hive inside a glass display case (there is a hose off to the right, through the window, that lets the bees go outside as desired).

Ettamarie Peterson & her bees

Ettamarie Peterson & her bees


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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Building a Sukkah (2008) | Norwitz Notions // Oct 27, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    […] your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner ← Cornbread Challah (vegan & gluten-free) Peterson’s Pumpkin & Honey Farm (Petaluma, CA) […]

  • 2 Vegan Pumpkin Pie | Norwitz Notions // Oct 27, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    […] everything and pour it on the crust, cook for 1 hour at 350*F. We used homemade pumpkin puree (from Peterson pumpkins) which I measured into 2 cup bags and froze. For the sugar, we used organic cane sugar. Michael […]

  • 3 An Organic Thanksgiving 2007 | Norwitz Notions // Oct 27, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    […] my daughter’s allergy); 2) pumpkin pie with a pecan crust (I cooked and pureed pumpkins from the farm across the street from me); 3) cashew cream; 4) edamame salad with roasted red cabbage; and 5) two vases of flowers and […]

  • 4 Homemade Pumpkin Puree | Norwitz Notions // Dec 6, 2008 at 8:28 am

    […] pumpkins came from the pumpkin farm across the street from us, the Peterson Farm.  They grow several varieties, including the jack-o-lantern type.  We got my favorite, the […]

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