16295 Argo Fay Road
Thomson, Illinois 61285
Proprietors: Dennis & Diane Etnyre
We grow a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables that we sell at our farm stand in Argo Fay and at Lyons Farmers Market in Clinton, Iowa. April-June: Early in the season we have asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries plus early season greens and vegetables. These are usually sold by order. July-November: Our farm stand opens daily in July with the start of green beans, sweet corn, and tomato harvest; and remains open through November with pumpkins, squash, gourds, and Indian corn. We also have apples, red raspberries, melons, and other seasonal vegetables. The only times we close are Wednesdays at 3:00 PM while at the farmers market and Saturday mornings. We open Saturday at 1:00. Otherwise we remain open. Produce is picked fresh daily.
Our children were active in 4H, FFA, and showed produce at local fairs. For more than twenty years, we’ve grown what we sell and it’s fresh from the garden, not shipped in. Not only is it nutritious, but our produce has that great homegrown taste, which both local customers and visitors enjoy.
The greatest challenge of operating our business is growing a constant supply with multiple plantings and extending the growing season. Of course, each year the weather presents various unpredictable challenges. Nevertheless, Carroll County features a great rural atmosphere with many neat people. We enjoy what we do and like meeting with the people that stop.