History of the Farm

History of the Farm

Hunsader Farms got its start in 1967 when three Hunsader Brothers left their Wisconsin dairy farm to try their hand at growing vegetables in sunny Florida.  The brothers cleared the land by hand and planted their first crop of tomatoes in the fall of 1967.  The operation prospered and grew, and in 1990 was handed down to their sons who changed the name from Hunsader Brothers to Hunsader Farms.  There is now a single owner, David Hunsader.  His wife, Kim, and their kids Rachel and Austin also work on the farm.  Their son Alex helps out when he is in town.  

Through the years we have added many events and activities in an effort to share with the community a little piece of our farming heritage,  In 1990 we built the barn-style Farm Market, then added a small petting zoo in 1991.  In 1992 we kicked off our first Pumpkin Festival, while the summer of 1995 was spent building a playground and picnic area for families.  The year 1997 brought the construction of our modern-day outhouse.  In 2005 we added the ice cream and gift shop.  The old town was introduced in 2014.  The Eat Shack was added in 2019.  The petting zoo was widely expanded in 2019 and the very popular tiny town was added in 2022.  

In an effort to back off of farming a little bit, and because of our love of camping, we decided on a new adventure.  Build a Campground!   The KOA Campground finally opened in January 2019.   It has 141 sites including large spacious pull thrus, back-ins, deluxe cabins, primitive cabins, silo rentals, Conestoga Wagons, a safari tent and standard tent sites.  

We hope you come to visit us as we help you catch a glimpse of days past when life was a little slower, a little sweeter and a lot simpler. 

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