Sunday, April 24, 2022

Pete Flynn—owner, farmer, and sweet corn aficionado of Pete’s Produce Farm—has announced that he will retire in November, at the end of this growing season.

It’s true. There really is a Pete, and after 35 years of growing for and with our dear community, Farmer Pete is about ready to go to seed.

Pete’s roots in produce farming date back to the late 80’s, selling sweet corn out of the back of his pickup truck. From there, he built his first stand, and then his first store (currently the site of Bayard Rustin High School), and then, finally, his current store at Westtown School, where he has served the community for nearly 20 years.

Season after season, Pete’s Produce Farm has been proud to continue the time-honored tradition of agriculture in Chester County. And, next season, it will be time for someone else to take up the mantle. Our friends and neighbors can rest assured that Pete’s current location at Westtown School will continue to be—as it always has been—a working farm, though a future tenant has yet to be confirmed.

In the meantime, we’ll continue to make hay while the sun shines. We invite our longtime customers to join us as we look back on the memories and the relationships that we have built together—planting our gardens, working alongside the Chester County Food Bank, chatting with folks around the husking tables, picking out pumpkins. We look forward to another great season of all that and more!

25 Years Growing With The Chester County Food Bank!

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Pete's Produce Farm at Westtown School

A glimpse into the history of Westtown School’s farm and how Pete’s Produce Farm fits into the picture

The Sweet Corn Companion

A Must-Read Guide to Our Supersweet Varieties!

Aerial View of the Farm in Autumn


 

From the blog…

A Carriage Ride Away

Pictured above is a student-drawn watercolor of Westtown School's farm, circa 1816Image courtesy of Westtown School Archives Which way do you go to Pete’s? For many, the most direct route is probably 926. That’s Street Road, the west end of which takes you all the way...

25 Years Growing With The Food Bank!

Most of our long-time customers know Pete’s propensity to experiment with new ideas. His journey as a farmer can be tracked by this very tendency. We all know the story. In 1989, he was only a few years into his dairy farming career when he tried his hand at growing...