‘Keeping it local’: Clovis family grows their own pumpkins to sell to their community

Local News

There’s something new sprouting in Old Town Clovis. 

A local family just opened a new pumpkin patch and they’re growing them all themselves. 

From unique looking pumpkins, “This is a Turks Turban pumpkin,” to the traditional ones, The Grove of Old Town Clovis Pumpkin Patch has something for everyone.

“For those who want to roast and make a pumpkin pie from scratch this is the best one to use,” said Shanna Collotzi, one of the owners.

This is the first time she and her family opened a pumpkin patch in Old Town and they are sharing their new fall passion with the community.

“We really wanted to provide something for our community, we’re from Clovis, we grew up here,” she said. 

Another first, growing their own pumpkins, all 14 varieties, just a few miles down the road.

But Collotzi said they are not farmers, for them it’s just about keeping it local.

“For us really trying to keep everything here in the Central Valley was really important to us, the same thing with the vendors that we use and partnered with, we really try to use vendors that are local so we continue to thrive this community,” she said.

From the rides, to the music and the free hay maze, families enjoyed the fall fun.

“Is this the one you want or do you want a bigger one?” Dwayne Nix asked his grandson. 

He brought his four grandkids to pick out a pumpkin and lend support to the local business.

“Every year we got to go some place and this place has a very good reputation first year, we want to come support our local people,” he said.

His granddaughter loved every minute.

“I’m having the best time of my life here,” said Kennedy Paige.

The pumpkin patch is open until October 31. 

For more information, click here.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.