In Search of the Great Pumpkin

Pumpkin Patch at Southlands Heritage Farm Photo: Rob Weiss

Like crimson coloured leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and rainy days, the quest to find the perfect pumpkin is a treasured fall ritual. Dipping temperatures and shorter days can only mean one thing. Halloween is just around the corner. Consequently, it is time for the annual trek to the local pumpkin patch. This year I decided to don my gumboots and head to Southlands Heritage Farm.

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In Search of the Great Pumpkin

Guide to Pick-your-own Pumpkin Patches in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Kam Abbot | Flickr.com

There’s something unsatisfying about picking a pumpkin from those huge cardboard boxes in front of your local grocery store. The good ones are always gone, they’re always a little “warty” and some of them have strange brown, soft spots on them.

So if you’re looking for a fun, afternoon experience (and an excuse to put on your best rain-boots), head to one of these pick your own pumpkin patches in Vancouver and the surrounding areas:

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Guide to Pick-your-own Pumpkin Patches in Vancouver