Local couple brings an organic approach to the pumpkin patch

OLMSTEDVILLE An idea to use the land surrounding their Olmstedville home more productively is resulting in a rewarding business for a local couple.

Steve and Diane Colletti started growing flowers and organically grown vegetables about 5 years ago on their 15-acre Smith Road farm and Its About Thyme Farm was born.

Its gone really well, Steve Colletti said.

The Collettis began to sell their harvest on the wholesale market and things began to take off. With their wholesale success, the couple took the next logical step. They built a roadside farm market so the general public could purchase their products which include annuals and perennials in the spring and organically grown produce in the fall.

This spring we sold out and so were trying to expand, Colletti said. Weve learned a lot and every year its getting better and better.

The couple uses greenhouses to extend the growing season and are adding an additional greenhouse this year to expand the amount and variety of produce they can offer.

The goal is to build their enterprise into a full-service farm and garden business with a focus on organic growing techniques, Colletti said.

In the fall, the farm offers a pumpkin patch where people can come and pick their own pumpkin. They also offer an assortment of mums as well as hay bales, gourds, corn stalks and other decorative products timed for the fall harvest season. Visitors to the farm can enjoy free hot chocolate and doughnuts as well.

Its About Thyme is Open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm is Located at 32 Smith Road, Olmstedville. From the Northway heading north, take Exit 26. Take a left off the ramp. Take a right at the stop sign. Where the road forks, stay left headed toward Olmstedville. Go approximately 6 miles and take a right at the blinking light. Its About Thyme Farm is about one mile down on the right.

For information, call 518 251-5297.

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