Roadside vegetable and fruit stands
This roadside garden and orchard is located 2.5 miles north of Philo on Highway 128. Open every day June-March 8 am - 6 pm, December-March 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. The Gowan's and their ancesters, the Studebaker's have been growing at this site for 120 years. Jim and Jo Gowan (pictured above) are now in their mid seventies but you can still see them working at the stand. With the help of their children and grandchildren they farm 250 acres of apples and peaches plus a 25 acre vegetable garden. Here is a list of some of the fresh fruits and vegetables you will see at Gowan's:
Fruits. Apples sixty varieties, Pears eight varieties, Peaches thirty eight varieties, apricots, berries, cherries, prunes, persimmons and plums.
Vegetables. Peas two kinds, Summer Squash six kinds, Tomatoes fourteen kinds, Cucumbers three kinds, Beans six kinds, Pototoes four kinds, Cabbage, Corn eight kinds, Peppers eight kinds, Eggplant, Winter Squash fifteen kinds, Pumpkins eight kinds.
Other items are: Indian corn, Ornamental Gourds, Strawberry Popcorn, Walnuts.
This is a year-round business but of course not all varieties are available at the same time however, fresh and frozen apple cider, fruit popsicles and dried fruit are available all year.
Farmers Market on Saturdays Located in the parking lot of the Boonville Hotel, in downtown Boonville, this is a good place to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, plants and flowers. The market is open on Saturdays from 9:00 till noon, first part of May till the end of October.
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