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October 29, 2020

Tips for going to a Pumpkin Patch

I first started throwing Pumpkin Parties when I purchased my home. I didn't have children, but saw a need for kids to participate in good wholesome crafty fun. Back then (and still today) parents couldn't afford extras like pumpkins and parties. Since I didn't have kids, I felt it was my gift to them to set up, host and throw a fun kid party each year.
Thus a tradition of pumpkin parties began until THIS year. It is the first time in 15 years I will not be hosting a Pumpkin party. It's pretty sad. So we decided to go to a Pumpkin Patch and pick our own pumpkins rather than just buying from a produce stand. If you are comfortable throwing a Pumpkin Party and want some tips check out THIS POST.
Once I shared our trip I got several questions, so here a few tips:
**Wear comfortable clothes
**Bring something to keep them in. While the stand we visited gave us baskets to use while picking we still needed our own way to get them back home with us. I suggest a basket or bucket. 
**They price per Quart and bushel
** Search your local area and find farms then keep notifications on because many of the "U PICK" items are seasonal and weather permitting. The dates are ever changing and seem to sell out quick!
I know you can go and purchase pumpkins from a chain store BUT where is the fun in that? (ok so it's convenient but I like some adventure). I also believe in purchasing from a local farmer to help them and our community. I will say after physically picking our pumpkins form a patch I think we will continuing to do that every year as well. While roadside produce stands are fun this was more our speed. If you want to see some of the other produce we picked this year take a look at these articles: Grapes, Strawberries, Cherries, Peaches and Apples.
Do you pick out  your Pumpkins??
Grocery store or Local Farm Stand??
Do you curve Pumpkins??

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4 comments

  1. I wish we had pumpkin patches here, I'd love to visit

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  2. I'm so sad that we weren't able to visit our local pumpkin patch this year. We missed it terribly!

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  3. I took my toddler to a pumpkin patch recently and let her pick out a tiny one she could carry. haha. She loved it!

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  4. Definitely gotta bring comfy change of clothes! esp if its super hot in the day!

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