Where to Go Pumpkin Picking: Search on FarmPlate
Kaitlin Haskins Oct 04, 2012 Farmer Beat 0 comments
It's pumpkin harvest time! If you haven't yet picked up one of those large orange winter squashes to brighten up your front porch for Halloween, a few pie pumpkins for seasonal desserts or an armload of tiny pumpkins and festive gourds to grace your dining table, this weekend will provide the perfect opportunity to do so. Take a trip to a local farm to pick pumpkins, get lost in a corn maze, drink a mug of hot apple cider, enjoy hearty cider donuts, spend time outside with friends and family, and take advantage of the lovely autumn weather while it lasts.
Our team has selected a sampling of farms from across the country that grow pumpkins—many of which also offer a pick-your-own option so you can hand-pick yours straight from the vine! Check out their FarmPlate listings for more information.
Fat Mitchell's Pumpkin Patch (Burlington, VT)
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center (East Thetford, VT)
Riverview Farm (Plainfield, NH)
Pumpkin Valley Farm (Dayton, ME)
Fletcher Farm (Southampton, MA)
Wojcik Farm (Blackstone, MA)
"Pick-a-Pumpkin" Pumpkin Patch (Esperance, NY)
Pumpkin Pete's Family Fun Farm (Schoharie, NY)
Paddy's Pumpkin Patch (Mount Joy, PA)
Ward's Pumpkin Patch (Ridgewood, NJ)
Jones Family Farms (Shelton, CT)
Coveyou Scenic Farm Market (Petoskey, MI)
Overhiser Orchards (South Haven, MI)
Curtis Orchard (Champaign, IL)
Cody's Farm (Marengo, IL)
Brehmer's U-Pick Pumpkins & Strawberries (Hartford, WI)
Fiedler's Organic (Watertown, WI)
Peters Pumpkin Patch (Kaukauna, WI)
Sabol Family Farm (Racine, WI)
Andersen's Organic Vegetable Farm & Pumpkin Patch (Petaluma, CA)
Pumpkin King Pumpkin Patch (Fresno, CA)
Bishop's Pumpkin Farm (Wheatland, CA)
Cool Patch Pumpkins (Dixon, CA)
Mahaffy Ranch (Coos Bay, OR)
8th Street Greens (Okanogan, WA)
Lewis Farm (Gastonia, NC)
We're a little slim on listings for the south, but we'll be expanding there soon, so sit tight.
To discover more pumpkin farms near you, use our blue search bar above to find "pumpkins," "organic pumpkins" or "pick-your-own pumpkins." If you can't find your favorites, let us know and we'll add them to FarmPlate!
Photo credit: Emily Morgan