Holman's garden and farm stand in Old Mission | Jane Boursaw Photo
Holman's garden and farm stand in Old Mission | Jane Boursaw Photo

Here’s an awesome off-the-beaten-path farm stand in the heart of Old Mission. And by Old Mission, I mean the little village of Old Mission near Haserot Beach.

To clarify, there’s the “Old Mission Peninsula,” which is all of the Peninsula, and then there’s “Old Mission,” which is just the little village of Old Mission, entailing the Old Mission General Store, Haserot Beach, the Dougherty House, etc. But I digress!

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You probably know about Cory Holman’s Pumpkin Patch on Center Road, because we sing its praises every year. It’s part of the historic Holman Farm, and Cory and his wife Elise (they just got married over the weekend – big congrats!) have a huge variety of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and lots more every October as we head towards Halloween.

Last year, Cory and Elise bought Hedy Quick’s house in Old Mission, and within a year, they’ve created this amazing garden – I mean, it’s gorgeous! They are the epitome of “green thumb.” I especially love that they took the time to fence it in, because the deer are rampant around Old Mission.

I’m also heartened whenever the younger generation of a longtime OMP farm family takes over the reins and continues to find ways to farm on the Old Mission Peninsula.

Holman's garden and farm stand in Old Mission | Jane Boursaw Photo
Holman’s garden and farm stand in Old Mission | Jane Boursaw Photo

Next to the garden, Cory and Elise have a little farm stand. When we were there a couple days ago, they had tomatoes, squash, beautiful variegated beans and more.

Holman's garden and farm stand in Old Mission | Jane Boursaw Photo
Holman’s garden and farm stand in Old Mission | Jane Boursaw Photo

So the next time you’re in Old Mission, check out Cory and Elise’s farm stand. It’s located at 4309 Grand Street, between Brinkman Road and Traverse Street (the Old Mission Post Office and Legion Hall are located on Traverse Street).

And pretty soon, we’ll be able to visit their pumpkin patch and see if there’s any signs of the Great Pumpkin. No word on whether Linus will be there – oh, who am I kidding? Of course he’ll be there!

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A lifelong resident of the Old Mission Peninsula, Jane grew up on a cherry farm (Johnson Farms), married the boy next door (Tim Boursaw), and raised two kids there (Will and Marissa). Her 35-year career as a photojournalist includes bylines with the New York Times and Ladies' Home Journal, and interviews with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. But she loves writing about the OMP most of all.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Cory and Elise’s garden is a work of art! Flowers and veggies. Now that their tomatoes are in, we walk over every day just to see what regular and heirloom varieties are for sale. Yum!

  2. They have a great garden, prices are reasonable and are so good. It is an extra treat if u get a chance to meet them. What a wonderful couple!

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