We don't have any pumpkins big enough to need their own addresses, but they do come in all sizes!
You can expect to find us again on weekends beginning October 8 & 9, 2016 at:
St. Paul: Snelling & Ford Parkway
(That's Minnesota, USA!)
Time: Mid-morning until 5-6pm -- we don't have exact hours.
Also: Look for us afternoons and evenings during the last week leading up to Halloween.
When the calendar says October, it's time to load up the trailers and sell pumpkins. We sell off of trailers by the roadside or in a convenient parking lot, packing up and leaving at the end of the day. So when we aren't selling, you won't see any sign of us. But we'll be back. We usually start selling the second weekend of October, and then each weekend up through Halloween. Typically, we also sell days and into the evening on the last several weekdays leading up to Halloween.
We usually arrive at our sites in mid morning and stay until supper time. As we get closer to Halloween, we usually stay later into the evening.
NOTE: Due to health reasons, Vern is no longer able to sell pumpkins.
For eight years, Vern sold at Lexington and Roselawn. But that location was redeveloped.
So he moved just a little to the east, on Rice Street, just north of Roselawn, and sold there for a few years.
Grandpa Vern, shown above with wife Diane and a nice, round grandpumpkin, sold pumpkins in Roseville at the corner of Lexington and Roselawn for eight years, next to the former Ace's 66 service station.
Vernie's visitors at his Roseville corner have included, along with the "locals," nephew Jon with wife Sue and sons all the way from Duluth, and Gabby, all the way from Guatemala.
Vernie was also visited by folks from Finland, Korea (above left), and Venezuela (Ben and Elsa Marie, photo above right).
Vernie's friend Alex has been stopping by for years -- and my how he's grown!
Tammy and Dave live in St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland neighborhood, and sell in St. Paul at the corner of Snelling Avenue and Ford Parkway (by the historic Highland water tower. ) That's on Snelling about 2 miles south of Interstate 94, for those keeping score.
Cathy Condon (at right in first photo above), a writer for the Highland Villager newspaper, stopped by to interview us in 2000. We appeared in a story in the Oct. 25 edition of the paper. A photographer came by later in the day and took our picture. It was a busy day, with an open house at the historic Highland Water Tower. The second photo above shows a view from the tower's observation deck.
Oct. 14, 2000 -- Eddie came all the way from Australia to visit us. He's shown here with his young St. Paul friends Phillip and Sierra.
Jason, of St. Paul, brought his Panamanian friend Dallys to buy a pumpkin.
In 1999 in St. Paul we had pumpkin buyers from New Zealand and Austria!
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5323 Royalton Road
Braham, MN 55006
Dave & Tammy Downing
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