Pick-a-Pumpkin

About Our Pumpkins

We grow a variety of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Some of our large pumpkins are Atlantic Giant and Big Moose. Unusually colored ones are Full Moon, Hooligan, Lumina and World of Color. More magical pumpkin variety names are Gladiator, Gold Rush, Bumpkin, Fairytale and Speckled Swan. At Summers Farm, pumpkin pickin’ is really an adventure!

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkins are sold by the pound. You pay for what you pick! 

The Pumpkin Patch opens September 18th!

Weekdays - 2pm
Sat & Sun - 10am
The Last Wagon Ride is always 6pm daily starting September 18th.

Wagon Rides

Take a free wagon ride (weather permitting) to the fields where our pumpkins are growing! There’s no admission charge to pick your own pumpkins. 
Last wagon ride to the pumpkin patch is 6 pm daily starting September 18th!

We've Got Gourds!

Folks may not know that gourds and squash are ‘cousins’ to pumpkins! Our gourds can be used as Fall ornamentals or for cooking. Gourd types that are squash are Cinderella, Long Island Cheese, and Jarrahdale. 
We also grow butternut squash and winter acorn squash such as Harlequin and Carnival.

Pumpkin Ideas

Roast the pumpkin seeds. Use the pulp for cooking recipes like pumpkin bread, pies, soufflés, bread pudding, and more. Paint or carve for decoration. 
Nature Tip: When Halloween is over, set your jack o’lantern out for deer, birds or raccoons to munch.
Pumpkin Carving Tips
Before carving your pumpkin, soak it in a bucket of water (with two tablespoons of bleach added) for about 10 minutes. The best carving tools include a sharp knife, a small serrated knife, a metal spoon and a thumbtack. 
Make the pumpkin level on the bottom with a serrated knife. If you want to put a candle in your carved pumpkin, you may want to carve a hole in the bottom and sit the pumpkin over the candle. After opening the top, scoop out the seeds with a metal spoon. Use a sawing motion when cutting the pumpkin; this is safer than straight cutting, and much more effective when cutting small details. 
If you are creating an elaborate design, draw it first on paper. Tape the design to the pumpkin and punch holes along the design with a thumbtack. This method avoids visible lines after the pumpkin has been carved. To preserve your pumpkin and prevent wrinkling around the cut areas, rub petroleum jelly along the carvings.