Legacy projects

Venetucci Farm

Preserving a Legacy

Venetucci Farm is more than a farm, its a community icon. For years, Nick and Bambi Venetucci opened up their fields to thousands of children to give away pumpkins. In 2006, PPCF took over the farm to preserve their legacy. We ensured the land would be protected forever, and that the pumpkin giveaway would continue after Nick and Bambi passed.

The Farm in 2017

The farm will continue its education programs and pumpkin giveaway in 2017 – these are important parts of perpetuating the Venetucci legacy.

We are not growing crops this year, but are instead looking at new ways the farm can be a vital community resource in the decades to come.

Public Pumpkin Patch Days

The pumpkin patch will be open to the public for pumpkin purchases on the following days in October:

Saturday, October 7, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday, October 14, 9:00am-3:00pm

Pumpkins will be for sale for 50ยข/lb.

The Great Pumpkin Races

October 7, 2017

Join us for a beautiful run through the varied terrain of Venetucci Farm. Bring a picnic lunch and stay afterwards for a visit to the public pumpkin patch, which opens at noon on race day.

Event information is found here.

10K Registration5K Registration

Farm Programs

Pumpkins for Kids

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School Programs

Venetucci offers a host of school programs to help students understand their core curriculum through the lens of a working farm.

Birding Program

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Volunteer Opportunities

Contact our farm manager, Susan Gordon, to learn more about volunteer opportunities on the farm.

Find the Farm

Find Us

Venetucci Farm
5210 US-85
Colorado Springs, CO 80911



Farm Staff

Patrick Hamilton, Farm Manager

Susan Gordon, Farm Manager
tel: 719.391.8102

David Rudin, Education Coordinator
tel: 719.391.8102