Muelrath Ranches, established in 1936 as a dairy in Bodega Bay, is a real working ranch. The Muelrath family added the Santa Rosa location in 1946, where Bob Muelrath still farms today growing pumpkins, gourds, winter squash and sunflowers. He also raises cattle and grows hay and silage. Bob and his wife Audrey strive to produce high quality, freshly picked products that are grown on site, sustainably farmed and are pesticide free. Products grown at Muelrath Ranches are available for both retail and wholesale purchase.
Oliver’s Produce Coordinator Mike Peterson has been working with the Muelraths for years now and loves their way of doing business. “We’ve been getting most of our fall bounty from him for years. We love his pumpkins because he leaves the signature stem (handle) on all his pumpkins, making them the quintessential autumn pumpkin.”
“If we ever need anything or need to fill a special order, we’ve driven right over to the farm and picked it up; that’s what we call a local partnership,” Mike explains. “Most pumpkin patches that you find off the freeway actually buy their pumpkins off the market from Southern California. Muelrath strives to produce high quality, freshly picked products that are grown on site, sustainably farmed and are pesticide free. Oliver’s is pleased to work with the Muelrath family and offer local Muelrath Ranches produce to our customers.”
Treat yourself to a local tradition and create one of your own by picking up a Muelrath pumpkin or two this week at Oliver’s!