Squash and Gourd Varieties
Deep down Jim Groverman admits he is a farmer a heart. “I like growing the best. That’s the most rewarding part of what I do in this business,” said Groverman, a fourth generation Sonoma County farmer. As a relative of the Peterson farming clan, Groverman grew up watching busloads of kids arrive on the family ranch on Peterson Road in Sebastopol to pick pumpkins. Perhaps that sparked his interest in farming but it’s more likely that the urge to plant, grow and harvest is part of the DNA passed down by his agricultural ancestors.
Jim’s farming background is why you find more than pumpkins at the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze. He loves introducing people to different varieties that are available at the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch of both squash and gourds.
Watching especially the gourds take shape and grow is a fascinating process that never grows old. People come to the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch to choose gourds that will last through Thanksgiving, it becomes an annual tradition from our family to yours.