For the next two weeks or so, you’re going to be seeing a lot of pumpkins for sale.
They’re in every grocery store, usually not far from the check-out counter so you can make an impulse buy on the way out. They come in all shapes and sizes – from 20-pound monsters to petite little gourds meant for centrepieces.
But true Halloween fans know there’s only one real way to pick out a pumpkin: by wandering through an honest-to-goodness pumpkin patch.
Now, you’re unlikely to find many pumpkin patches in downtown Vancouver. In fact, you have to expand your search radius quite a bit before you get to pumpkin country. Head east to Pitt Meadows, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, even Surrey – These are all prime pumpkin towns, with plenty of farmland and open spaces. To the south, Richmond, Delta and Ladner aren’t slouches either in the pumpkin department. (This handy list of corn mazes is a good indication of where the pumpkin hotspots are.)
In fact, when you get down to it, the Lower Mainland offers a veritable cornucopia of pumpkin patch options, which is why I need your help: Do you have a favourite pumpkin patch in or around Vancouver? If so, let us know by leaving a comment below.
I’ll get things started with my personal favourite, the Westham Island Herb Farm, in Delta. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Best Pumpkin Patch? You Make the Call!