Mac Condill

Mac Condill is a famed cucurbit farmer and seed developer from Arthur, Illinois. Growing over 300 varieties, he searches the world for heirloom seeds to save. Growing the finest pumpkins, squash and gourds has been the legacy of the Condill family for more than two decades now.

The farm has been in the McDonald-Condill farmily for five generations (since being homesteaded in 1859) and is now famous for bringing vistors “The Great Pumpkin Patch,” with the over 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds from over 30 countries around th world. The Great Pumpkin Patch has had the distinction of creating the world’s largest pumpkin display on the White House lawn and again at the first National Heirloom Festival in Santa Rosa, California.

In keeping with their passion to preserve genetic diversity, Mac Condill launched The Homestead Seeds in 2008. He and his crew take great care to ensure not only the purity, but also the continuity of both the common and the rare cucurbit varieties. They sell over 100 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds seeds in bottles of 15 seeds each.