Okay fall, you’re officially here. We made a huge pot of soup this weekend and bundled up by the fire. We watched the trees slowly change colors on our family walks. And we ventured out on a crisp fall day to get Jake his first pumpkin.
A moment that he is too young to remember, but us adults big kids were not going to pass up a hayride.
We frequent Fitch Farms in the summertime, mainly while in search of the perfect ingredients to make a big pot of salsa. Also they have pick-your-own vegetables at a steal, which makes eating local and organic as easy as grabbing a bucket. Everyone in the Fitch family helps out on the farm – from tending to the produce to working in the little market.
We were debating on taking Jake to get a pumpkin, since it’s so darn expensive (and let’s be realistic, he won’t remember this). We toyed with the idea of just picking one up from Home Depot. But then discovered that Fitch Farms offers hayrides to the pumpkin patch where you can search for the perfect jack-o-lantern for a mere $6! And that includes your pumpkin! SOLD.
So we grabbed the Grandmas and headed out there. First stopping to peruse the freshly picked pumpkins and gourds lining the greenhouse, and then hopping on the hayride to the pumpkin patch.
Being the second weekend, the patch was a little picked over, but we were on a mission. It took us a few minutes, but we finally spotted the perfect pumpkin for Jake.
He was actually pretty curious about this little pumpkin. Especially the stem. And couldn’t wait to show his Grandmas his find 🙂
[adam’s mama and my mama]
On a side note, was anyone else aware that this is how Brussel Sprouts grow? We were all in shock. Also, that you could just buy a ‘stem’ of one of these puppies to take home.