Okay, I put this off for as long as I could. What is fall without pumpkins? While I am not a fan of all the pumpkin-flavored foods, drinks and snacks that seem to take over our supermarkets, I do enjoy a good pumpkin-spice latte and of course pumpkin bread but really, I just love the pumpkins themselves. I find that wandering through the maze of different colors and types has the same calming effect that a bookstore does and my favorite place to browse…The Red Barn Farm in Weston, MO. Not only do they have an amazing show of pumpkins, gourds and squash, they offer the whole experience. Apple cider from their own orchard, hay rides, farm animals and an adorable little shop…all on a real farm. Aside from our friends and family in that area, this is one of the things I miss most about our years spent there.
Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch? Let me know! If it’s in the Des Moines, Iowa area, I might just check it out.