Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Picking

Every year we got the same place to get pumpkins. A local farmer plants a field full of pumpkins. You drive into the perimeter of is field, park, walk into the field, and choose your pumpkins. Last year, we picked out a pumpkin so big that we had to roll it out of the field.



The cost is a $1.oo a pumpkin. That's right - a $1.00 a pumpkin - big or small, tiny or huge. As we were driving up, we noticed one road side stand after another. Each place had mums, grapes, late harvest peaches and pumpkins for sale. Pumpkins for sale starting at $3.00 each for a tiny round one, and as much as $7.00 for a what I would consider a good size carving pumpkin.


We ended up with 10 pumpkins. A few for decoration and a few to carve! The farmer has a farm stand across the road from the field - he always has a few pumpkins for sale for those that are too lazy to walk the field and pick thier own. And, most importantly, he always has cider and donuts for the kids. This year, he had grown two Great Pumpkins - which provided a great back drop and photo op for my 'over tired I am in desperate need of a nap' Mayhem Maker.

3 comments:

Elegant_Phoenix said...

Wow! $1.00 a pumpkin?? That's great. We went to the local pumpkin patch and a half-way decent one was $18.00. If you wanted one with any heft, it was $24.00. And with five of them to buy?? Ummmmm... I need to find another source. So it's off to the local grower today! Have a great time carving them!

melissa said...

she is so pretty, that little girl of yours!
$1/pumpkin! that's awesome. pumpkins here aren't aware of the awful economy and are pricing themselves way too high.

McVal said...

Wow, what a steal at $1 per pumpkin! We are NOT going back to the pumpkin patch that we go to next year. They must have raised their rates because it was astronomical this year...