Jeremy Zobrist overseeing the field pumpkin harvest with specially made equipment - Photo Credit: Sarah Zobrist

It was a strangely mild, pleasant, and cloudy day in early July when I visited with Jeremy Zobrist of Rock Creek Farms and sister company, Top Fox Snacks, based in Danvers, IL, west of Bloomington-Normal. The topography while approaching the Mackinaw River valley is surprising. Yes, hills in central Illinois!