Find list of places to buy a pumpkin in Orange County. Also, find list of farms where you can pick-a-pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Enjoy a fun day with the kids. Pick a pumpkin at your local farm in Orange County, New York. U-Pick pumpkin farms offer many outdoor activities for kids and have delicious just-made donuts for the whole family. Page down for a list of farms where you can go pumpkin picking.
Kids love to go pumpkin picking. Picking pumpkins is one of the many fun things to do with children, and the best part is that when the day is over, kids get to take their pumpkin home and turn it into a delightful Jack-o-Lantern before Mom turns it into a pumpkin pie. Spending a day on the farm also offers wonderful picture opportunities. Look out beyond the pumpkin patches and enjoy the beautiful views and scenic vistas.
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How to find a pumpkin?
Look around the pumpkin patch and when you see the pumpkin you want to take home, call your Mom or a big brother to carry the pumpkin for you.
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How to carry a pumpkin?
After the children find their pumpkin, some kids (very strong kids) plan on carrying their pumpkin all the way to the car; actually they carry the pumpkin about 10 feet, put it back on the ground and call for help!
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How to sit on a pumpkin?
Other kids enjoy sitting on their pumpkin and looking out at the pumpkin patch to make sure they picked the best pumpkin in the patch.
Many farms that offer pumpkin picking also have fun outdoor activities for the children.
Fun Activities on a Farm
Farm Animals (pet and feed)
Freshly made donuts
What is a pumpkin?
The pumpkin is a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy deep yellow round fruit. The pumpkin is of the squash family; maturing in late summer or early autumn and has a firm orange skin and many seeds.
Although pumpkins have become associated with Halloween and the Jack-o-Lantern, there are many more things to do with your pumpkins after the holiday is over. Bake pumpkin pies or try making your own pumpkin art. When you're finished, maybe Mom can light a candle in the pumpkin.
Try one of many delicious and healthy pumpkin recipes. The best part is that many pumpkin dishes can be frozen and enjoyed long after Halloween has ended. For some pumpkin ideas, try baking, stuffing, or making pumpkin desserts, soups and stews. You can also roast the pumpkin seeds, lightly salt, and serve as a delicious and healthy treat.
Baked Stuffed Pumpkin
Pumpkin Biscuits and Bread
Pumpkin Salad with walnuts and beans