Colony Pumpkin Patch, a North Liberty based multi-generation, urban farm strives to provide seasonal and family-oriented experiences and is once again being honored by Google with an exclusive invitation to the Google Business Meetup in Washington D.C. from May 4 - 6, 2022.
At the event, owners Katie and Dean Colony will meet other business owners, founders, and creators from across the United States, hear new updates from Googlers, join professional development workshops and discussions, and enjoy the sites in Washington D.C.
Colony was previously featured in Google’s 2018 annual Economic Impact Report which featured only one business from each of the 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Google released the report in 2019 to lawmakers and lobbyists across the Nation. Colony Pumpkin Patch was again showcased this past year with full page ads to demonstrate to lawmakers and politicians the amount of businesses who depend on low or no cost internet based solutions to help sustain and grow their business.
"We are honored to once again be guests of the Grow with Google meetup to represent not only the State of Iowa, but also small businesses around the county. The tools, resources and education that Google provides back to our business is invaluable to our growth, and being able to share what we gain from it with other small businesses helps to strengthen what is the heartbeat of the American economy, and ultimately the American dream!”
Katie and Dean Colony transformed their family’s 95 year old, traditional hog and crop farm into a pumpkin patch in 2005 to attract visitors during the summer and fall seasons to the local area. Understanding the impact of agritourism, they knew this would benefit their business, and the entire community.
Colony has seen success in utilizing Google’s small business tools, including search engine optimization, Google business listings, and Business Suite.
Colony Pumpkin Patch will open for seasonal business in August — extending their season to include three weekends of sunflower blooms, traditional pumpkin sales in mid-September, and a Christmas tree market, beginning Black Friday.