P U M P K I N T O W N
Typically, I don't post about an activity but considering the amount of fun I always have pumpkin picking I decided to share. What's a holiday without getting in the spirit anyway! It's like celebrating Christmas without putting up decorations or exchanging gifts. Halloween is a children's day that I've learned to enjoy more and more the older I become.
When you simply hear the word Halloween all that should come to mind is pumpkins. Since young its been a tradition to go pumpkin picking at a nearby farm and/or nursery in Long Island. Visiting my favorite pumpkin patch this time of year is mandatory and serves as the perfect initiation to Fall.
Hanks PumpkinTown is located in Water Mill/Southampton and in my opinion has the best pumpkins around. Offering everything from pumpkin and apple picking to hayrides and the award winning corn maze makes it the ideal patch to visit. After picking there is a full market filled with delicious fruits and vegetables. The corn is definitely one of my favorite things here! This year at Hank's they've added a 70 foot jump pad for both children and adults that adds to the fun. Hands down Hank's PumpkinTown is literally the best patch in town and worth the ride if coming from a distance. Considering how far east PumpkinTown is I've looked into a few other great patches in the New York area that are closer to the city for anyone who is interested.
Picking a Pumpkin Patch!
Hanks Pumpkin Town (Water Mill)
Stuarts Fruit Farm (Westchester)
Albert H. Schmitt Family Farm (Dix Hills)
Elwood Pumpkin Farm (Huntington)
Secor Farms (New Jersey)
Demarest Farm (New Jersey)
Pumpkin picking is something I wish for everyone to experience. It's a fun filled outing that allows you to get into not only Halloween but the Fall spirit. If you do decide to visit Hank's be sure to schedule your patch visit on a beautiful day. The sun shining against the bright orange pumpkins provides the best photo opportunities of your children, friends and family. Aside from capturing amazing memories the most exciting part of picking the perfect pumpkins is getting to carve and decorate them. I'm super excited to be decorating this years proudly picked pumpkins, can't wait to see yours too!!!