Whether you're searching for the perfect jack-o'-lantern with your kids, hunting for unique fall decor, or picking up squash for supper, our roadside stand offers quick access to all of it - on your schedule. After we open for the season (check Facebook or Instagram for the announcement!), you're welcome to stop by anytime between dawn and dusk, seven days a week.
types of squash
We grow four basic types of winter squash: butternut, spaghetti, buttercup, and acorn.
: The peanut-shaped butternut squash (shown at the far left), varies from dull pink to light tan, and contains sweet, dense flesh within a thin skin.
: If you're craving a healthier alternative to pasta, try baking a yellow spaghetti squash (shown second from left) and topping its stringy flesh with your favorite tomato sauce and parmesan cheese!
: While it's prominent thick cap and grayish-green bottom may be tough to crack, the creamy orange flesh of the buttercup squash (shown second from right) is easy to incorporate into casseroles, pies, and other dishes.
: The ribbed, dark green acorn squash (shown at far right) develops small orange patches as it ripens. The perfect size for one or two servings, this tasty variety is popular with individuals and couples.
You may refer to it as Indian or squaw corn instead of ornamental, but regardless of what name you use, you'll find plenty of the colorful ears at the Swift farm! We occasionally raise popcorn, as well, and our tall broom corn shocks make great backdrops for your outdoor autumn display.
Though our selection of produce varies from year to year, there are always choices for everyone.
Introduced in 2015, our specialty pumpkins come in eye-catching shades of yellow, pink, red, and grey, and often exhibit warts and other fun features. Our largest white pumpkins can weigh up to 70 pounds apiece; you may need help loading them!
The miniature gourds are popular with young and old alike. Hearty and versatile, they add bursts of color to indoor and outdoor decorating schemes without suffering from either hot or cold temperatures.
Where do I pay?
A secure deposit box is attached inside the trailer for your convenience. We accept either cash or checks payable to Swift Family Enterprises, or, if you prefer, you can Venmo us @ SwiftFamily-Enterprises.
Can I pick at the patch?
We generally welcome anyone who would like to pick their own produce from the vine! If the plants haven't yet been killed by frost or the field is particularly muddy, however, we may encourage you to delay your visit temporarily to reduce damage to the patch. Please schedule an appointment first by calling us at (605) 775-2947 or by messaging our Facebook page.
What pumpkins should I use for baking?
If you prefer homemade pumpkin puree to canned store brands in your breads and desserts, you can safely and successfully bake any of the pumpkins we offer. Our pie pumpkins - round, medium-sized orange pumpkins characterized by their smooth skin - have a denser flesh, making them a prime candidate for culinary creations.
Not sure how to bake a pumpkin? This quick Facebook video shows you how!
Do you have goats for sale?
Our herd changes every season, so contact us to learn about availability.
In 2022, we introduced Belgium mums for sale. These classic fall perennials comes in multiple sizes and colors, so take your pick!
Mums can be planted outdoors in the early fall or spring to become perennial plants or kept in pots to be enjoyed for the season. If you don't intend to transplant your mum, it can be brought in or covered at night to avoid frost and extend the color and flowering of the plant.
Snaps & Straw
Bring your camera with you on your next visit! We have a number of places set up to make your fall photo shoots a little easier, and our tree-shaded lane also provides a natural backdrop.
In search of straw? We offer large and small square bales for decorating, bedding, insulation, etc.
How's your sense of direction?! Head to our farm and get lost on a fun trip through our field maze, located a short distance northwest of the stand. It's free of charge (freewill donations accepted), but please follow the signs and stay on the paths so others can enjoy the maze, too. The ground can be uneven, so watch your step!
The maze is open the same hours as the stand - dawn to dusk, seven days a week - as weather and ground conditions permit.
Our pumpkin bread is popular year after year for a reason. Baked from homegrown pumpkins every weekend, these delicious loaves freeze well - if you can resist eating them first!
Fresh loaves are available at the stand every Friday afternoon and all day on Saturday throughout the season. Depending on the weekend, you might also find cinnamon zucchini bread, chocolate zucchini bread, or frosted sugar cookies on the shelves. Whatever you choose, you won't be disappointed!