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Over the years I have heard this question so many times. If you are curious about gourds, a brief explanation is: gourds are a natural grown plant, that is planted in the spring, grows all summer to develop into beautiful "fruit" that is left on the vine at the end of the growing season and will harden over the fall and winter months.  After this time the fruit will appear to rot, get moldy and dry to a lighter weight. Now it can be cut from the vines, moved to a storage location and left to completely dry until spring of the next year, and then the dirt and mold is washed away from the outer surface.  What remains is a beautiful, hard shelled gourd that can be used for crafts, vessels, musical instruments or whatever you can imagine. If taken care of, Gourds will last for many years if stored properly.  A lot of hard work and some help from mother nature, goes into creating a gourd.  Requires a year to produce.  This is what makes them so special! 


It is not too late to put out purple martin houses.  Second year Martin scouts arrive later than the older martins, and they need a place to begin raising a new family.  All Purple martin houses and accessories  are on sale.  Make sure you have a place for them to nest. See our purple martin page 
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Buy Clean, Dried Gourds for Crafts and Gourd Bird House


          Craft ideas to make at home               This gourd pot is 65 years old. (From AGS website).                                                                                                                  
Our "ready to craft" dried gourds are all hand-picked for size, shape, stability and texture.

Go here to see REALLY LARGE GOURDS.  Last years crop had the perfect weather and rainfall to produce some GIANTS!  Call for more information or to check shipping options- 877-843-0770

The best of the crop!
Don't miss our Bargain Box of Gourds - Save on less than perfect gourds!

Don't Get Dirty!
Why go through the hassle of scraping and washing gourds? No need to mess with nasty chemicals. We take care of the dirty work for you. Are you buying dirty, moldy gourds and scrubbing them until your hands hurt? We have great prices on dried, cleaned gourds. You can be sure that each gourd has been thoroughly washed and inspected so you don't have to get dirty.

Save your precious time by not cleaning gourds. Start carving, burning, or painting right away!

This is what people are saying about our cleaned gourds:

"I received the gourds today and they are perfect! I really appreciate you custom picking them and shipping them right away, thank you. "
Jennifer Luciano

"The two tobacco boxes I requested arrived a short while ago. They are perfect! Thank you for the extra effort you went to to select them. The smaller of the two is about as perfect a gourd as I have ever seen. Ed Tisdale
Thanks sooooo much!
You will be hearing from me again!!! :)))"
Regards- Anne G.

"Thank you so much for working with us. The gourds arrived last Friday and they are perfect!  Our Fine Arts Camp began yesterday and the kids are certainly enjoying all the music and art that they are making!  I look forward to working with you again in the future."
Regards, Dana, Boone, NC

We offer top quality power and hand tools for working with our gourds. Proxxon jigsaws, sanders and routing tools allow you to work and create professional looking projects with ease.  Ramelson chip carving tools are made in the USA and will last a life time.  Precision milled steel blades require less sharpening, create smooth and even carved lines with less work. 

Proxxon Mini-Jigsaw
Check out our Proxxon Gourd Tools and Ramelson Gourd Carving Tool Ramelson Gourd Carving Tools.

Wanted: Landlords

Did you know that there is a housing shortage for all cavity-nesting birds? Read the article. Some birds, such as the Purple Martin, rely solely on Humans for housing east of the Rocky Mountains. Find out how you can create a summer habitat for the Purple Martin to raise their young. Start a colony today! Responsible housing that resists Starlings can help keep their population from dwindling. Each Purple Martin Gourd House has a cleanout access, and is available with a Starling Resistant Entrance Hole. (SREH)   

Watch with delight as your feathered friends build their nest in your gourd bird house.  No need to look all over town for that perfect gift, just visit our gourd market. We stock hundreds of gourd birdhouses in many sizes and colors.  A hand painted gourd birdhouse makes a great gift!

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Buy Gourds Wholesale
If you have a small business, or would like to buy dried gourds in larger quantities for a school project, church or social group, or bulk order, contact us by calling our toll free number, 877-843-0770.  Or send us an e-mail and tell us what you're interested in. We will work with your budget by offering lower prices on washed gourds.

Compare our Prices
 We offer low prices for clean, ready to craft gourds. And we do not have a minimum order requirement like many other companies. We give you what you want, plus more value for your money. Most orders ship the same day if placed by 1:00 P.M. EST. For orders weighing less than 3 pounds (actual weight), we may ship USPS for quicker delivery to you. Shipping costs are calculated by the dimension of the package, not the actual weight.  Some orders will ship for less if handled by the USPS, Standard Post.  You may call for these rates since they cannot be calculated throught the shopping cart. Call 877-843-0770 for more information on lowering your shipping cost.

We also offer unwashed, raw, dried gourds for sale. After receiving requests from our customers for a lower price alternative to buying washed gourds, we decided to add a selection of unwashed gourds for sale on our website. Visit the page titled "Unwashed, Dried Gourds" for the lowest prices on great quality dried gourds. If you don't see a type gourd you are looking for, give us a call at our toll free number, 1-877-843-0770. We will be happy to help you.

Searching for a Gift idea?
Have you considered a gourd gift? Everyone enjoys birds, and a hand painted gourd birdhouse makes a great gift on any occasion. For the artist or craft lover, we have thousands of gourds, washed and ready to use for painting, carving, and numerous other decorating projects. We also have gourd tools, books, Fiebing leather dye and power tools. Too busy to shop around for a gift? We can ship it right to your door. What could be easier?

Choosing to buy a dried gourd or birdhouse gourds from Amish Gourds helps sustain a healthy, simple way of life practiced by Old World Amish for centuries. Support American farming, and keep earth-friendly jobs at home.

Gourd bird houses and clean, dried gourds are our specialty. We strive to keep a great supply of clean gourds year round for sale for your gourd art and craft projects. Service is important to us, so let us know how we can do things better. We want to be your gourd supplier! Our Toll Free number is 1-877-843-0770.


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