Come pick out your pumpkins, squash, gourds, pumpkin carving kits, fall decorations, and much much more! You will be amazed at the variety to pick from. 36 varieties. All locally grown and family harvested. Our pumpkins are very inexpensive. Affordable to all. No fee or ticket needed to enter the Pumpkin Patch.
Come take your fall family photos at one of our multiple photo opportunities. Staff on hand to help take photos with your camera.
Bring the whole family. Picking out a pumpkin has never been so beautiful and so much fun!
Pumpkins are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pumpkin is incredibly healthy. What's more, its low calorie content makes it a weight-loss-friendly food. Its nutrients and antioxidants may boost your immune system, protect your eyesight, lower your risk of certain cancers and promote heart and skin health.
Just like their orange cousins, the carrot and the sweet potato, pumpkins are rich in beta carotene. Your body changes this antioxidant to vitamin A. You need vitamin A to see, ward off germs, and for your reproductive system to work the way it should. It also helps your heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs stay healthy.
One cup of pumpkin can give you 200% of your recommended daily vitamin A intake. If you get it, your eyes will thank you. Vitamin A helps you have healthy eyes and see more clearly, especially in low-light conditions. .
Pumpkin’s vitamin A kick brings another biggie: a lowered risk of certain kinds of cancer, like lung or prostate cancer. You don’t get the same protection from vitamin A supplements alone.
In addition to beta carotene, pumpkins offer vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and folate -- all of which strengthen your immune system. More pumpkin in your diet can help your immune cells work better to ward off germs and speed healing when you get a wound.
Pumpkin’s rich orange color is also a sign it’s packed with potassium. This is crucial for lowering blood pressure. Unsalted pumpkin seeds are also crammed with minerals and plant sterols that raise HDL cholesterol levels (the “good” kind) and help keep blood pressure numbers down, too.
More good news about pumpkins’ potassium power: Studies show that higher potassium levels can lower your risk of stroke, kidney stones, and type 2 diabetes. Another bonus: Potassium may also increase bone mineral density, boosting your bone health.
Pumpkins are high in fiber and low in calories. That means they make you feel full without adding to your overall food intake for the day. If you’re looking for a healthy way to fill up, nutrient-rich pumpkin is a good go-to choice. The fiber uptick in your diet promotes digestive health, too, so what goes in comes out on a regular basis .
Pumpkin seeds have tryptophan, an amino acid that helps make a chemical called serotonin. In addition to making you feel good, serotonin is also a key player in promoting good sleep.
The antioxidant power of beta carotene in pumpkin works to combat the effects of aging on your skin. It also helps ease inflammation, which keeps your skin -- and your body -- calmer and happier.
Your odds of heart disease go down as your fiber intake goes up, and pumpkin is loaded with it. But it isn’t just the fiber that takes care of your ticker: The vitamin A and potassium you get when you add pumpkin to your diet also play a part in heart health.
Come pick out a Pumpkin at our beautiful Pumpkin Patch connected to the Great Straw Maze! Dozens of varieties and all locally grown, and hand harvested. Colored brochures with pumpkin varieties and its best uses are available at the Pumpkin Patch.