Our Story

The Produce Patch. A Family Farm.

Marvin and Amy opened the first Produce Patch Farm Market in 1995, but have been involved in agriculture since birth!

Amy (Witten) has been growing and selling produce since she was old enough to pick her first strawberry (see picture)! She was born on a 3rd generation produce farm in Southeastern Ohio, called The Witten Farm (www.Wittenfarm.com) growing and selling sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupe, and many other vegetables.  She grew up at her grandfather’s side learning all he knew about raising and selling produce during his 85 years in the business.  After graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in agriculture, she decided to venture away from the farm and began a career as a loan officer with Farm Credit Service in Washington, Indiana.

Marvin, on the other hand, was raised on a swine and row crop farm near Washington, Indiana.  Growing up he gained experience in planting and caring for the large family garden as well as helping with the livestock operation.  After graduating from Purdue University with the degree in agriculture, he returned home to manage an uncle’s swine operation.

Marvin and Amy were married in 1993. While Amy was working as a loan officer, her roots of produce farming and retailing beckoned.  Marvin and Amy, together, started their own agricultural venture in 1995 by growing sweet corn and other garden vegetables.  The first Produce Patch Farm Market opened in 1995 just outside of Washington, Indiana on Hwy 50.  In 1997, both the Washington HWY 57 and Loogootee markets opened. By this time, the Holstine family had expanded to include 2 children, Lucas and Abby.

Today, Marvin and Amy operate 5 produce farm markets, a flower business, a turkey operation, and family grain farm with Marvin’s family. Lucas is now 21 and is a senior at Wabash College studying Economics.  Abby is 19 and is a freshman at Purdue University pursuing a degree Agriculture.  Both Lucas and Abby have become an integral part of the Produce Patch operation during the summer months!

Marvin and Amy are passionate about raising a family with strong agricultural heritage values (also known as hard work!).  Hopefully someday, Lucas and Abby will continue the farming tradition!

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The Produce Patch Family. Marvin, Amy, Lucas and Abby Holstine

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Abby and Lucas at the very first market

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Abby and Marvin digging Abby’s State Fair Grand Champion Potatoes

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Our very special Aussie farm dog named “Ace” and Lucas (He’s pretty special too!)

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Abby and her first pick of the patch

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Lucas stacking cantaloupe

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Amy’s first quart of strawberries

Five locations open 7 days a week

Washington, Indiana

2 Locations

405 South State Rd 57
Washington, IN 47501
Phone: 812-257-0805
Open: mid April – mid September
Hours: April Flower Season
9am – 6pm Mon-Sat
11am – 5pm Sun
Vegetable Season
9am-7pm Sun-Fri
9am-8pm Sat

HWY 50
Washington, IN
Phone: 812-698-7853
Open: mid June – mid August
Hours:
9am-7pm Sun-Fri
9am-8pm Sat

Loogootee, Indiana

609 West Broadway
Loogootee, IN 47553
Phone: 812-295-4189
Open: mid June – Labor Day
Hours:
9am-7pm Sun-Fri
9am-8pm Sat

Jasper, Indiana

Newton Street
Jasper, IN 47546
Phone: 812-787-0823
Open: mid April – mid October
Hours:
9am-7pm Sun-Fri
9am-8pm Sat

Newburgh, Indiana

8120 High Pointe Dr
Newburgh, IN 47630
In parking lot of
Bob’s Gym & Fitness Center.
Phone: 812-486-8101
Open: mid June – mid August
9am-7pm Sun-Fri
9am-8pm Sat