Where To Pick Pumpkins This Fall
Fall has officially arrived, and with Thanksgiving come and gone, it’s time to turn to other activities that make fall the best season of the year. Cue: Pumpkin picking and spending the day at GTA’s most loveable orchards. Whether you plan on carving a jack-o-lantern for Halloween, want mini pumpkins for your fall decor, or are simply craving a trip to the pumpkin patch, head to one of these 6 places to pick pumpkins this fall.
1. Brooks Farms
If you’ve never been to Brooks Farms to pick pumpkins, you’ve been missing out. Every weekend they have Fall Fun Festival with everything from farm animals to a corn maze to a pumpkin cannon show and more. Once you’ve picked your pumpkins, enjoy some Brooks Farms eats at the Farm Market cafe and Hut Poutine Food Truck. Enjoy your pick of homemade donuts, grilled cheese, fresh cut fries, ice cream, hot dogs and much, much more!
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Head to Dixie Orchards in Caledon to pick your own pumpkins and enjoy a wagon ride through the orchard. They also offer 20 varieties of apples, squash, plums, pears, and hazelnuts, so you can stock up on all your fall favourites. Check out their market that hosts a small bakery and a variety of specialty jams, honey, maple syrup, candy apples, tarts, pies, and hot and cold beverages.
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Located north of Toronto in Markham, Reesor’s Farm Market is an awesome place to pick pumpkins this fall. With hundreds of pumpkins to choose from (orange and white pumpkins in all different sizes), you can pick your perfect pumpkin and then head over to the fun and challenging corn maze and make your way through. You can also pick up fall decor for your home, including gourds, mums, mini pumpkins and decorative corn, and don’t forget to stop in at the market for some local fruits and veggies and homemade baked goods.
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Hutchinson Farm in Burlington is known as a go-to pumpkin patch for Torontonians. Their pumpkin selection rivals most – they have pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and colours including yellow, blue, red and even striped. Plus, they have cute mini pumpkins as well as some 200-pound pumpkins. Not only do they have a pumpkin patch, they also have a pumpkin gallery to explore!
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An Instagram favourite, Downey’s Farm Market in Caledon is THE place to pick your pumpkins this fall. Every year they host Pumpkinfest with unlimited wagon rides, live entertainment, corn mazes, paintball and more. They have delicious food options around the farm, as well as a farm market and bakery where you can grab lunch!
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In the town of Milton, you’ll find Stonehaven Farm Market where you can pick your own pumpkins to take home. You can test your navigation skills in their giant corn maze, and can even book a night maze adventure by flashlight with friends. Don’t forget to stop into the market for pumpkin pie, fresh produce and hot apple cider.
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.