If you really want the quintessential New England pumpkin experience, the last place you want to grab a pumpkin for the kids is at the local grocery store. That’s no fun. And while you might not have to wait all night in the pumpkin patch like Linus did in the great pumpkin, you do have a number of great choices to grab that pumpkin right from the source here in Greater Boston. Here are a few recommendations from our team here at Humboldt Storage and Moving on where to find the best pumpkins.
Tougas Family Farm in Northborough
This farm is a great place to not only take the family and grab a few pumpkins, but you can also do a little apple picking while you are there. In Northborough, just 50 minutes outside of Boston, you can really get in the fall mood here. Hop on a wagon ride to the orchard, and don’t forget to grab a few of those freshly baked apple cider donuts. You can smell them from the street!
Check them out at: http://tougasfamilyfarm.com/
Smolak Farms in North Andover
Just a short drive from Boston, Smolak Farms is a great place to make a stop this season. This farm has a whole range of pumpkins in all different colors. There is something for everyone in the family. For the kids, your traditional pumpkins for Halloween decorating. For mom, they have a great selection for making the yard look like classic New England. You can also put in an order for their famous pies. Our team at Humboldt highly recommends a drive there.
Learn more at: http://www.smolakfarms.com/
Wilson Farm in Lexington
Wilson Farm has been around since 1884. They know how to grow pumpkins! This is not only a great place to grab pumpkins and apples, but they also conduct a number of workshops including floral arrangements and gingerbread workshops. The hay maze is also a popular attraction and who doesn’t want to take a try at their potato blasters where you can launch potatoes into the field.
Find out more at: http://www.wilsonfarm.com
Belkin Lookout Farm in Natick
The Belkin Lookout Farm is touted as one of the oldest working farms in the area. Located in Natick, there is something for everyone here. This farm also has plenty of pumpkins and apples to pick and has a playground for the kids. What makes this a great place to visit is the Lookout Taproom. Have a locally crafted brew while you enjoy the fall weather and pumpkin picking.
Check out everything at: http://lookoutfarm.com/
This is New England and there is no better time to take in all the wonderful colors than a nice fall day. Hope you have fun checking out all these places and let us know if you have a favorite!