A visit to a pumpkin patch or local farm near Toronto is a fall ritual for many. While your neighbourhood grocery store is probably a cheaper option for procuring your seasonal jack-o'-lantern, a pumpkin patch definitely has a more festive atmosphere.
Here are some pumpkin patches and farms to visit near Toronto.
This Caledon apple farm and country market sells hundreds of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. In addition to pumpkin picking, you can spend your visit picking apples from their orchard.
Located north of Toronto, this Mount Albert farm will be doing this a bit different this year. They'll still allow you to pick your own pumpkins but they will be having limited admissions. Tickets are available at the farm on a first come, first serve basis.
Andrew's Scenic Acres
This Milton farm comes with wagon rides and a field where everyone can select their favourite pumpkin from a tiny five pounds to a massive 80 pounds. They're open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last entry for picking at 3:30 p.m.
Downey's Farm Market
It's all about fall fun at this Inglewood farm. They're open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. While their annual Pumpkinfest may be cancelled for 2020 there will be pumpkins in front of their farm store. Book your tickets to the farm in advance.
Forsythe Family Farms
When September and October rolls around it's vegtable-picking time at this Uxbridge farm. Pick pumpkins alongside squash and tomatoes Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You don't need to book a reservation to pick in advance. It's first come, first pick.
Reesor's Farm Market
Find this farm in Markham sporting hundreds of pumpkins to choose from in all sizes. Pick your own pumpkins and their corn maze open Oct. 1 for the month. The farm will require reservations for Thursday, Friday and Saturday visits. Monday through Wednesday do not.
Located in Burlington this farm has it all. There are classic jack-o-lantern pumpkins of all sizes and shapes to pick, a pumpkin museum to explore and Atlantic Giant pumpkins weighing up to 300 pounds to gawk at.
This Caledon farm's apple orchards, hazelnut groves and pumpkin patches are accessible with an admission fee of $3 per person. Pumpkin patches will be ready at the end of September. Before visiting reserve a time.
Pick your pumpkin season typically runs from mid-September to late October on weekends including Thanksgiving Monday at this Campbellville farm. Tickets can be purchased in advance.
Murphy's Farm Market
Just over an hour north of Toronto is where you'll discover this farm. Catch a wagon ride to their pumpkin patch starting Sept. 19. Pricing varies on size. Small pumpkins are $1.50, large are $6 and decorative ones are $4.
by Staff via blogTO
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