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.