Pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING, oh my! That can only mean one thing, fall is here!
Now that October is in full swing, there’s no better way to get into the festive fall spirit than picking out the perfect pumpkin. Sure, you could pick one up from your local grocery store, but what’s the fun in that?
To help prepare you for both October and Halloween, and have a little fun while you’re at it, check out these pumpkin patches and farms in York Durham Headwaters.
Nestled into the countryside just north of Courtice, this historic farm offers lots of fun for the whole family. Young and old alike delight in of fall activities, which include a corn maze, farm animals, a straw jump, a story reading room, wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch, a photo station, scarecrow making, face painting and pony rides.
Pingle’s Farm Market has been in operation for over 31 years! Whether you live in the city or nearby, it is worth the drive to our farm, Pingles offer family-friendly entertainment. A farm visit is a great way to teach children about nutrition and the benefits of eating locally-grown produce.
For over a decade, Brooks Farms hosts an awesome Fall Fun Festival that gets bigger and better every year. Come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn season Brooks Farms style! Fall Fun Festival runs weekends beginning September 7th and ends October 27th.
Fall is a great time to visit the farm. The air is cool and crisp; the colours in nature are glorious. Forsythe farm is open daily in October with lots of good food and lots of family fun. Pick your own pumpkins from the fields or in the Pumpkin Corral. There’s Lot’s to choose from.
The Rose Family Farm has a wide variety of things to offer such as potatoes which are sold all year round, U-pick and We-pick strawberries and raspberries in season (the end of June – mid July) as well as pumpkins and corn in the fall (the end of September through October). Rose Family Farm now has a play barn! This indoor Play Barn offers the best activities of an urban indoor playground with slides, tunnels, ball cannons, and areas to explore. The Play Barn is suitable for children up to age 12.
With lots of fun and thousands of pumpkins to choose from along with activities for the kiddos and corn mazes, don’t miss Pumpkinfest at Downey’s. Also worth a visit is the 8 acre corn maze – 2019’s design is a Batman theme, and there are challenges to fit every age group!
The bright orange pumpkins at Albion Orchards mean autumn and each is an exclamation point in the parade of fall colours in Caledon. Roasted pumpkin seeds are common snacks out here, and during this time of year it seems like every meal ends with pumpkin pie.
Enjoy a stroll through the orchard or a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch. Don’t forget to pick up blue plums, as well as anjou, bartlett and bosc pears.
See below for a list of pumpkin types by season:
- Early September: Paulared, Sun Rise, Ginger Gold, Bubble Gum
- Mid September: Cortland, McIntosh, Gala, Honey Crisp
- Late September: Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Ida Red, Spartan, Russet