About Us

We are a family farm located in the Reno area. Our farm was purchased in 1913 by Dominico and Caterina Ferrari. They were hard workers going from sun up til sun down tilling and working their ground. On November 11, 1920 in their small 2 bedroom farmhouse, they had their only son, Frank Sr. Frank followed in his parents’ footsteps and at a very young age was taught the hard work and sacrifice of life as a farmer, dealing with droughts, floods and everything in between.  In March of 1971, Frank married Joanne, a lady he had met who had recently moved to Reno and was renting a room from a neighbor across the street. Less than a year later they had their only child. A son, Frank Jr. Frank Jr. also followed in the farming lifestyle working closely with his father Frank Sr. Over the years they grew many crops including corn, potatoes, onions, squash and, of course, what we are best known for today, PUMPKINS! The produce was harvested and sold to local markets.  In 1997, a decision was made to set up a small pumpkin patch on the farm for the local community. 

The beginning of the Ferrari Farm Pumpkin Patch. As the years went by, the patch grew and new activities were introduced. Today we have a large corn maze, hayrides, a mechanical bull, fire pits, paintball zombie hunt, bounce house, corn walk, BBQ food and over 40 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds. We do fieldtrips, birthday parties, graduation parties, corporate events and other group gatherings.  Oh if Dominico and Caterina were only able to see what they created by buying that beautiful little farm along the Truckee River in 1913 and how much it has grown! We’re sure they would be proud of all the joy and happiness that all of our visitors are able to experience every year because of their hard work and dedication.