Pick Your Own Pumpkin

October 17th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Pick Your Own Pumpkin

We have all heard of pick your own strawberries at farms around St Albans and Harpenden. So it was only a matter of time before for pick your own pumpkin would take off.  From Saturday 14th October 2017 until Halloween on Tue 31st October 2017 you will be able to do just that at The Pop-up Farm, by J9 off M1, AL3 8HT daily from 10am to 4pm.

When you arrive at the ‘Pop-Up Farm’ you will be greeted by the sight of thousands of pumpkins, squashes and gourds. They include six different varieties of pumpkin, five different squashes and a very special gourd. You can find out the differences before looking for your Racer, the large, dark orange, roundish/flat jack-o-lantern style pumpkins that are the best sellers for Halloween.
The pick your own quality squashes and pumpkins are available at competitive prices. There is free entry and car parking with a supply of tea, coffee and hot chocolate available so you can make it even more of an adventure to choose the pumpkins you want to carve this Halloween.
As you arrive you follow the fact-finding trail to the wheelbarrow station before being invited into the fantastic pumpkin patch where you can choose your pumpkins and squashes.  Once you have chosen you pop your pick in your wheelbarrow and head to the checkout where you can weigh it, read all about pumpkins and the things you can do with them and take photos of them on the pumpkin sofas. More of an educational family experience than traipsing round the supermarket.