Monday, October 20, 2008

Local Pumpkin Patch

This weekend we went to a local apple farm that grows pumpkins. We had a great time getting outdoors and close to the dirt! This time of the year is very precious, as we are preparing ourselves for the usual long cold winter ahead.

We paid our admission and took a tractor ride to the field, picked out 3 pumpkins, visited the petting zoo, climbed a haystack, and played at the playground. We picked up some local apple cider too.

Large chain groceries stores nearby have pumpkins for $3.99, which is a great deal compared to the $7.20 pumpkin we bought. But we feel good about supporting a local business, and we had a great time. It was well worth it.

Anybody else picking local pumpkins or produce this fall?


Sarah said...

Heavens, yes! We got four pumpkins from my dad's patch, plus about four butternut squash and four heads of cabbage (Colconnan, anyone?). There are also two heads of kale in the garden right now. I am awash in autumn produce. Thank goodness tomato season is over!

Thanks to your blog, though, we made the fried green tomato recipe I saw on Notes From the Trenches. Yum!

Lori said...

Oh, I'd give anything for a pumpkin patch right now! :) I am missing it this year for sure. I know what you about the higher price. It is tough to pay for me too, but supporting the business and being outdoors is worth it.