Pick your own or pick them up – Pumpkins at the farm are always fun. photo at depositphotos [bendicks]
The pumpkins ripen in late September and October. When the fields become dotted with orange, hundreds of farms in the United States open up their doors to families to stroll through their pumpkin patch in search of their favorite carving material. Enjoy the scenery on the hayride out to the u-pick pumpkin field, take some photographs in the patch, and create wonderful family memories that will last for a lifetime. As you look for the perfect pumpkin, don’t forget our tips to selecting a pumpkin for carving
When you return from the field, stop in their farmer’s market or country store where you’ll most likely find delicious apple cider, homemade donuts or other tasty baked goods.
Once you’ve returned home from the pumpkin patch, take a look at the extensive resources we have put together about cooking, carving and painting pumpkins.