Hola! My name is Carmen Marshall. I came to Minnesota from Peru to teach Spanish and my culture. I grew up next to the Pacific Ocean and I had more knowledge of architecture and radio and TV programming than farming. All that changed when I met Peter in a pumpkin patch. In 1997 I was teaching at an elementary school in Chaska as part of a cultural exchange program when the child of my host family wanted to pick a pumpkin. The pumpkin patch we visited was Peter’s family's, and I found the best pumpkin of the Marshall's field! Peter and I got married in 1999.
Hello, I am Peter Marshall, I come from a long line of farmers in the area; my late father, George Marshall was an early vendor at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. My grandparents used to sell directly to small stores that sold groceries in their local communities.
After Carmen and I married, we started a small operation in Shakopee that focused on sweet corn, watermelons, and pumpkins.
Peter's Pumpkins and Carmen's Corn no longer just sells corn, pumpkins and watermelon. By 2001, our farm had expanded and we sell our produce and canning goods at different farmer's markets and at our roadside stand in Shakopee.
We participate at:
Bloomington Farmers Market
Centennial Lakes Farmers Market
Fulton Farmers Market
Hopkins Farmers Market
Kingfield Farmers Market
Midtown Farmers Market
Nokomis Farmers Market
Richfield Farmers Market
University of Minnesota Farmers Market
Come with your family to experience a real pumpkin farm and see how and where they grow. Enjoy being outdoors and have fun at "Peters Pumpkins & Carmen's Corn". We grow a large variety of fruit and vegetables. We weed and harvest by hand and guarantee the freshness and highest quality of apples, raspberries, melons, vine-ripened tomatoes, sweet corn, onions, herbs, and more. We celebrate fall having fun at our small Corn Maze. Free hayrides on October weekends and a daily pick your pumpkin. Very competitive prices! Retail/wholesale. ¡Se habla español!