The Story of The Growing Season

How Sarah Frey Saved an American Farm

The youngest of 21 children, Sarah Frey grew up on a struggling farm in Southern Illinois. At 15, she started her own fresh produce delivery business out of an old pickup truck. Two years later she took over the family farm and started doing business with the largest grocery retailers in the country. Frey’s story is one of never giving up, negotiating with some of the biggest businesses in the nation and building a company which serves consumers with fresh, healthy products. Frey Farms is the nation’s leading producer of pumpkins,earning Frey the nickname “America’s Pumpkin Queen.”

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Meet Sarah

The youngest of 21 children, Sarah Frey grew up on a struggling farm in Southern Illinois. At 16, she started her own fresh produce delivery business out of an old pickup truck. Two years later she took over the family farm and started doing business with the largest grocery retailers in the country.

Frey’s story is one of never giving up, negotiating with some of the biggest businesses in the nation and building a company which serves consumers with fresh, healthy products.

Frey Farms is the nation’s leading producer of pumpkins,earning Frey the nickname “America’s Pumpkin Queen.”

Sarah Frey

Jun 20, 2020

Her big brother “Tiz the Law” just won the @belmontstakes but I think his little sister is the one you’ll have to watch out for! 😉 I just found out that my big brother Harley hasn’t named her yet! What shall we name her?! #tizthelaw #littlesister #constitution #wasntevenclose #raceday #bigbros #thoroughbred #harleyshorse #winning #sassy 🐎 🐎 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎

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Sarah Frey

Jun 19, 2020

Looks like his #dogdays pregame is strong ☀️ @theoldfarmersalmanac According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the Dog Days of summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, which coincide with the dawn rising of Sirius, the Dog Star ⭐️

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Sarah Frey

Jun 16, 2020

The first zoom acceptance speech was actually pretty great because my bestie and niece @hilaryblong was right by my side where she’s always been. Thank you @reprodneydavis for the kind introduction! #womeninproduce #farmstrong #familyfarm #wearefamily #unitedfresh #freshproduce #tsamma #sarahshomegrown #friedas #whateverittakes

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Sarah Frey

Jun 13, 2020

“I have just read your dispatch about sore-tongued and fatigued horses, Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the Battle of Antietam that fatigues anything?” ~ Abraham Lincoln The Bloodiest Day in American History ~ Hope for Freedom @anti1862nps was the bloodiest single day of the Civil War 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. It’s estimated 20% of soldiers who fought in the civil war were under the age of 18 • • • The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

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Sarah Frey

Jun 6, 2020

It makes my heart happy to discover new melon varieties 🍈 🇮🇹 but I left this one behind on purpose and now I must go back 😉

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Sarah Frey

Jun 4, 2020

I like fruit...but I like cookies too @brynscookiebin 👩‍🌾

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Sarah Frey

May 27, 2020

They make me ❤️ being Aunt Sarah 👩‍🌾 #nieces #farmfamily #growingup #takingover #sweetcorn #farmkidslife

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Sarah Frey

May 21, 2020

Hope to see everyone this Memorial Day weekend! 🇺🇸

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Sarah Frey

May 14, 2020

There was a time I just wanted to escape from this place. Now it IS the escape. #2020 #DIY #family #farm #future @penguinrandomhouse

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