Gourds are a natural product (technically a hard-shelled vegetable akin to pumpkins and squash), so each one grows into a one-of-a-kind piece with its own character and charm. Our local farm grows about 30 acres of gourds each year, and it takes almost a full year for each crop of gourds to be grown and harvested. After harvest, the gourds are washed and thoroughly dried to heirloom quality, meaning that they are made to last indefinitely. Creative craftsmen then carve, dye, paint, and decorate the gourds by hand, transforming them into whimsical works of art that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
If you think that gourds are only for Autumn, then you have not visited Gallery 30 in Gettysburg! Of course we have plenty of Fall and Halloween gourds, but we also have snowmen and Santas for winter, bunnies and chicks for spring, butterflies and garden cottages for summer, as well as pet, patriotic, farm animal, and silhouette gourds that are great for displaying all year long!