The Gourd Guy


Larry Haas, Terri Schmit


Blue Mounds, WI

About Us

The Gourd Guy is the largest provider of clean, hard­shell gourds in the mid­west. We grow about 20 dif­fer­ent vari­eties of gourds — hard­shell, orna­men­tal and luffa, and pro­vide a clean, qual­i­ty prod­uct that is ready for art or craft­ing of any kind. Own­er Lar­ry Haas has been a sta­ple at the Dane Coun­ty Farmer’s Mar­ket for almost 25 years and can be found on the West Wash­ing­ton side of the square, right across from the Inn on the Park (aka Park Inn) on Sat­ur­days as well as at the Wednes­day mar­ket on Mar­tin Luther King Drive. 

While gourds are his spe­cial­ty, Lar­ry also grows incred­i­ble veg­eta­bles! Known for his sweet car­rots, hot chiles, incred­i­bly juicy toma­toes and a pletho­ra of oth­er veg­eta­bles, all of his veg­eta­bles are heir­loom, grown with­out chem­i­cals an afford­able! Include in the list of veg­eta­bles beets, kale, gar­lic, pota­toes, onions, crazy good beans, peas, radish, holy cow broc­coli, sum­mer squash, win­ter squash and more…plus you can get lots of herbs from him as well: parse­ley, chives, greek and reg­u­lar oregano, thyme, rose­mary, sage, mar­jo­ram, tar­ragon, basil, thai basil and more!

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About Our Products

Hardshell gourds, Ornamental gourds, Luffa gourds. Manipulated (i.e. tied in knots). Clean and ready for art or crafts: birdhouses, musical instruments, vessels, bowls, dippers, etc.

Vegetables include: carrots, beets, tomatoes, chiles, onions, garlic potatoes, beans, peas, broccoli, kale, radish winter and summer squash, herbs and more!

What We Offer

  • Apples
  • Beans (dried)
  • Beans (fresh / green)
  • Beets
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Green onions
  • Herbs
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce (head)
  • Lettuce (salad mix)
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Ornamental gourds
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Peas (shell)
  • Peas (snap / pods)
  • Peppers
  • Perennial plants
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Rhubarb
  • Rutabaga
  • Smudge sticks
  • Spinach
  • Squash (Summer)
  • Squash blossoms
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Vegetables
  • Zucchini

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