Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Branching Out

Orchards and Farmers Markets now provide hayrides, mazes, pumpkin carving classes, and balloon bounce areas to draw in the crowds and break even.  This is no longer the place to just go buy apples for apple pie...at least this market where we stopped yesterday was not.  The only apples they had were in the refrigerator!  But if you wanted a squash of some unusual shape, size, texture or color, they were ready.







10 comments:

Granny Annie said...

We lived in Kansas and picked our pumpkin each year from a yard full. There was an old house and there were pumpkins everywhere plus an old car in the yard. You would pick your pumpkin, weigh it on the porch of the house and put the money in a box in the old car. The honor system and at the time we left that area no one had stolen a pumpkin or any of the money.

Brian Miller said...

we have yet to make it to the pumpkin patch....cant believe it....and guess we might sneak it in this weekend...a bit late....too busy....

Brian Miller said...

we have yet to make it to the pumpkin patch....cant believe it....and guess we might sneak it in this weekend...a bit late....too busy....

ellen abbott said...

all those crazy decorative gourds. I never buy them. I used to carve a pumpkin every year but now I live out in the country I quit doing it. probably been four years since I did one.

joeh said...

And The Great Pumpkin will be visiting this Friday...right Charlie Brown.

Red said...

Wow! Do they have a variety of squash! It looks like a great place to visit.

Hilary said...

Such rich, warm colours of autumn.

messymimi said...

We go to the Pumpkin Patch at a local church, and pay way more than we would at MallMart, but the money goes to good causes, like the food bank.

barbara judge said...

Fall is not only the season of color in nature but also in garden squash. I like to find markets that sell a variety of squash such as you show in your photos. My favorite is blue hubbard for its wonderful flavor. Beautiful photos -- barbara

Bossy Betty said...

I just love all sorts of pumpkins and gourds and these pictures really do them justice!