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I took the munchkin to her first pumpkin patch this weekend. We went to Leeds Farm in Delaware County.

Leeds Farm was not what I think of when I think pumpkin patch. I pictured us walking into a field of bright orange pumpkins and letting her walk around until she found one. Leeds Farms was a lot more fun than that. Especially when I realized she wanted every pumpkin she saw.

At the farm, the munchkin got to feed goats. She loved getting to see the goats up close and was very excited to feed them, since feeding our dog at home is discouraged.

She also played in a corn box, which was like a giant sand box, but instead of sand, it was a play area with kernels of corn. We rode in the banana car train, which was pulled by a tractor. She also slid down a huge slide that in another life was some kind of huge drainage pipe. It was cooler than it sounds.

And those were the activities that she was also old enough to do. There was also a zip line, pumpkin pillow jump, and human gerbil wheels – all of which she was too little to do this year. But we will go back next year for sure.  

We also picked out some pumpkins to take home too, include a cool green pumpkin. Along with the pumpkins, the farm was also selling a few varieties of winter squash. 

The entire outing cost us $19.00, which included a bag of kettle corn, two drinks, and our pumpkins. The admission was $7.00 for ages three and up. Under three was free. 

Location: 8738 St. Rt. 36, Ostrander, Ohio 


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Fall is almost here. (Where did summer go?) School and football are starting – a sure sign of fall.  For me and the munchkin, fall means apple and pumpkins. I have already been getting apples at the Worthington Farmers’ Market

Here is another website that I love – www.pickyour.org. The site lists farms that sell to the public and pick-your-own farms by state, then by region, and then county. The site is a good resource to find local farms near where you live.

I have not used the website to find a farm for apples and pumpkins, but through this website I did find Circle S Farms from which I have bought excellent strawberries this summer and last summer.  Circle S Farms does have pumpkins in the fall, along with a corn maze, hay-ride, sunflower maze, and petting zoo during their Fall Fun Days. Since my daughter is older this year, we will be making a trip to the farm for their Fall Fun Days and a pumpkin.

Circle S Farms is located at 9015 London Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123. They have directions listed on their website. Fall Fun Days begins in October. The farm is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during October. 

[Photo Credit: Apples]

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