Calhoun pumpkin grower carving out own business | Mclean County

One year ago, Mallory Robertson, owner and operator of Mal’s Pumpkin Patch in Calhoun, was sitting in a classroom during her freshman year at Murray State University before her time was cut short due to COVID.

However, being the fifth generation of the Robertson Farms, LLC, Robertson wanted to do something that hasn’t been done in the family business for some time.

“A long time ago, we did grow pumpkins but we got out of that business,” Robertson said. “I came home and wanted to do something on our farm that was just strictly me. I love my family’s legacy and I wanted other people to experience the lifestyle I’ve experienced. I thought growing pumpkins was a good way to get people out and onto the farm to learn a little bit or spark an interest into the agriculture…

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