In honor of the first day of autumn, (which is never capitalized, I checked) this post will be about one of my favorite things to do in the fall--going to the pumpkin patch with my kids. We go at least twice. It seems like we never get enough pumpkins the first time. I also like to buy cornstalks and straw bales and decorate the front of the house. We have a favorite place that we like to go. Spyglass Gardens. It's close to our house, small, and kid friendly. The people who own it are so nice. We've been going there for the last 5 years and it's become a tradition. They have pumpkins you can pick, a little maze made from straw bales, and lots of other vegetables, corn stalks, and straw bales for sale. Admission is free. You are only charged for the things you buy and the pumpkins are priced according to size, not weight. They are closed on Mondays and picking begins on September 28th. So get in the spirit of fall and plan a trip to the pumpkin patch. Don't forget your camera.
There are other pumpkin patches around town that are great too. I found a great website that lists the local ones. Go to www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org.
Another great site is www.pickyourown.org.
www.localharvest .org is good too.
One more thing--I think Wagner Farms is closed. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Happy Autumn everyone! (Whoops).