I cannot get over how much fun Brian and I had last Sunday while visiting Trunnell’s Farm last week. I’m not sure what makes me happier, being on a farm, searching for the perfect pumpkin, or running through a corn maze. After growing up in Ohio with the most amazing Pumpkin Farm down the road (Shaw’s Farm) I was afraid I would be disappointed, but I was very, very impressed.
Pumpkin farms are definitely not just for kids. Brian and I turned a trip to pick up a few pumpkins into an entire date and I think that you should too!
Here are a few things that you can do to get the most out of your Pumpkin Patch Date!
1. Be adventurous. When we first arrived at Trunnell’s Farm we planned on grabbing our pumpkins and getting out of there. Thankfully, we decided that a long as we were there we just had to go through the corn maze. It was so much fun! And can you all believe that Brian hadn’t been in a corn maze before? So, next time you go, get adventurous! Get lost in the corn maze and try out the pumpkin sling shot! Seize the day, right?
2. Take yourself out of the crowd. Trunnell’s Farm as well as many other Pumpkin Farms tend to be busiest on Saturday. We picked Sunday for that very reason. Weekdays are even a little better if you can get there. However, many Pumpkin Farms host field trips and that is definitely something that you want to avoid!
3. Don’t pick your pumpkin until you are ready to leave. I admit it. I made this mistake. We looked at pumpkins first and I fell in love with a beautiful red pumpkin (We call them Cinderella Pumpkins). Later when I went back to get it, it was gone. I found another one…but lesson learned the hard way. Plus, those things are too heavy to carry for very long!
4. Ask for free samples. At Trunnell’s Farm they had a table set up with samples of delicious treats like Pumpkin Bread and inside they had a fudge counter where they gave out samples as well. Take advantage of these freebies! No matter which farm you are at, if you ask for a sample they might give it to you! Of course, if you like what you taste go ahead and buy some to take home. Remember: these are small businesses that deserve your support.
5. Make memories together. You are on a farm. It may be dusty, crowded, and even a little stinky but let your inner kid take over and have fun. We took our camera along for the day and had lots of fun snapping shots of us together in the corn maze and documenting our search for the perfect pumpkin. Make a date out of it. Let your inner child take over, relax, and enjoy the moment.
How funny is this sign? I just had to take picture of it!
I’ll be marking this off of my fall date night bucket list for this year! What fun fall activities have you enjoyed so far this year?
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