RAGBRAI at Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch

Tuesday, July 23 | 8 a.m. – Noon | Cumming, IA

Join us for this annual celebration of cycling and community! On Day 3 of this year’s ride, RAGBRAI riders will be greeted with fresh fruit and veggies, a water refill station and cheers from Practical Farmers of Iowa when they bike through the RAGBRAI “oasis” at Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch.

HOST: Fred Howell | Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch

EVENT QUESTIONS:

Debra Boekholder – debra@practicalfarmers.org (515) 232-5661

THE FARM:

Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch is part of the six-generation Howell Farm, which covers 800 acres near Cumming. Fred Howell, his wife, Cindy, and their three children have a diversified farm that includes more than 5 acres of flowers for dried arrangements, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, retail garden center, gift shop and plenty of family- and child-friendly activities, including school tours and goat yoga.

LOCATION: 3145 Howell Court Cumming 50061

DIRECTIONS:

Directions for cyclists: Cyclists will head north out of Winterset on U.S. 169, then travel east on County Road G4R / Cumming Road for 16 miles to the “Iowa Ag Oasis” – refreshment stops along the ride when there is a long stretch between towns – at Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch.

MEAL INFORMATION:

Fresh fruit and local veggies will be served, and a water refill will be available.


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