Farmers Eric, Katey, Karren, John and Stacy
Our farm was originally purchased from the EJ Harding family by Alwin Pohlschneider. Grandfather Alwin was of German descent and came to America at age 18. The farm is now operated by John and Karren Pohlschneider, along with son Eric, and daughters Katey and Stacy who joined their parents
in the work in 1995, 2006, and 2005, respectively.
French Prairie Gardens was started in 1987 as a self-service stand that sold fruits and vegetables. The gardens require about 20 acres to raise fruits, vegetables, pumpkin patch, and house the nursery products. The first building for French Prairie Gardens was constructed in 1995, followed by the show house in 1999, a second show house in 2001, and the brand-new, third show house in 2009!
Son Scott Pohlschneider & wife Kristin also help lend a hand during Pumpkin Patch time. We lost our beloved daughter and sister, Emily Edwards, to cancer in 2011. She will be missed. Emily and her husband Steve enjoyed helping with our designs and marketing, and painted the colorful haybales that greeted guests coming to the farm.
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