march farms, bethlehem, ct
I'm not a huge fan of Halloween. I do appreciate the holiday and I do love all the beautiful sights and smells of autumn...it's just the actual day I am not all that big on. This year we went apple picking instead of pumpkin picking, which I was perfectly happy with. We visited a farm not too far from us in Connecticut that we had been to in the past, March Farms. We drove off into the fields (they also offer hay rides!) and followed all the well marked signs and filled our bags to the brim with apples. The orchard is well layed out and the staff is really helpful in noting which apples are best for cooking and which ones are best for eating. After, we visited the corn maze, which is fun and educational! To get through the maze, you need to answer a series of questions where you learn about composting along the way. On the way out, it is a must to stop by the store to pick up some fresh baked apple cider doughnuts. We barely made it out of the shop before our bag was opened.
March Farms does have a pumpkin patch. We were a little early this year...so I ended up getting my pumpkins a few weeks later at the local market.
Any pumpkin carving plans in your future?