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Another Summer Celebration in the Books – 2019

We would like to give a great big shout out to everyone who attended our Summer Celebration last Saturday.  It was wonderful to see everyone coming together and enjoying the evening . This year was our biggest Celebration yet, with more people, more food trucks and a summer night (even though a little warm) with […]

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Farm Events

Summer Celebration Vendors 2019

As I am typing this, the Summer Celebration which is being held on July 13th starting at 5:00 is 29 days, 2 hours, 5 minutes and 32, 31, 30 seconds away. For those of you that don’t already know, this is my favorite day of the year at Meadowbrooke! It is an evening that has […]

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The Farm

Summer Starts on the Farm

June, the official start of summer. School is almost out, the weather is getting warmer, and vacations are starting to get planned. Here on the farm, June means time to plant our gourds. This past week, we actually got the first ones in the ground. This year we are planting approximately 25 acres of gourds […]

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Meet Our Staff

Meet Amber!

I’d like to introduce to you the newest member of our production team, Amber. She spends her time in our finishing room tying bows, sponging gourds, gluing on heads and making sure our gourds look their best before they head to quality control and on to their new homes. Amber was born in Carlisle, PA […]

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Fun Facts

May at Meadowbrooke

It is definitely starting to feel and look like Spring here on the farm. Flowers are starting to blossom, grass is getting green and the trees are budding with lots of new leaves. The farm is getting ready for the new growing season. Last year’s gourds have all been harvested and our farm crew is […]

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In House

Remembering Shawn Trostle

Our Meadowbrooke family is saddened to report the passing of one of our own Shawn Trostle. Shawn had been working for Ben (Meadowbrooke’s owner) for over 30 years starting at the age of 13 and was one of our founding members of Meadowbrooke Gourds. Many of you will know him for all the many “hats” […]

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All About Gourds

April at Meadowbrooke

Well, we thought spring was coming. Saturday really felt like spring hitting temperatures in the 70s only to be slammed on Sunday with plummeting temperatures and a fierce wind that howled through the store. A few times this weekend, the front door slammed so hard from the wind, I truly thought the glass was going […]

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Fun Facts

Spring is Coming!

March is all about getting ready for Spring here on the farm. The last of the winter decorations are coming down in the store and we are getting ready for all the Spring events that begin at the end of March starting with our Spring Create Your Own. March is also a great time to […]

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Fun Facts

Meadowbrooke’s Designing Duo

When people come into the store or even at the wholesale shows I was currently at, customers are always surprised that we have come up with even more and different designs than the year before. The questions is always “Who comes up with all your ideas”? Although the ideas can come from anyone within or […]

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Behind The Scenes

February at Meadowbrooke 2019

February, for PA, is the middle of winter. We are currently experiencing the Polar Vortex with windchills well in the negatives which seems to have gripped the entire country. I don’t know about the rest of you, but the holiday decorations I hung outside the store are still hanging and will remain there until the […]

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