Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard | 2022 Fridays in the Field | Ep. 6

June 10th, 2022

Individuals from all across the Midwest come to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard located near Gretna, Nebraska each year.

Agricultural Manager Vaughn Hammond gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse of ag production within the pumpkin patch and apple orchard.

Throughout the year at Vala’s, the operation grows several crops, including pumpkins, corn, and soybeans that are on a three-year rotation. In addition, Vala’s features an apple orchard and you-pick flowers.

Hammond said it’s their mission at Vala’s to “create a family experience through agriculture.”

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard will officially open Labor Day weekend with the apple festival. The operation will be open through the end of October.

In this year’s season of Fridays in the Field, Bryce Doeschot will follow along at Vala’s to learn more about their operation.