We cannot promise that the Great Pumpkin will stop by any of these but since Halloween is just weeks away, it is time to set out in search of the perfect pumpkin.
Here is a list of pumpkin patches in the Tri-Valley.
- Joann's Pumpkin Patch located at 4351 Mines Road: Pumpkin patch, animals and gold rush-era displays
- Alden Nursery Fall Festival: Pumpkin Patch, pies, hay maze, candy card, apple fishing. Click here for dates and times. The nursery is located at 981 Alden Lane in Livermore.
Pleasanton, Dublin and Castro Valley:
- Moore's at the Alameda County Fairgrounds and Rowell Ranch: Pumpkin patch and activities for the kids
- G & M Farms located at 487 East Airway Boulevard: Corn maze and pumpkin patch
- Windmill Farms Produce located at 2255 San Ramon Valley Boulevard: Pumpkin Patch
- Forest Home Farms Historic Park located at 19953 San Ramon Valley Boulevard: Pumpkin patch
If you are not in the mood for a full afternoon excursion of searching for the perfect pumpkin, there are grocery store options selling pumpkins in your town.
- Trader Joe's
- Home Depot
- Armstrong Nursery
What to carve now that you have your pumpkin? The possibilities are endless. Pumpkin Masters offers some free pattern downloads to help you create your carving creation.
Got seeds? Once the carving is complete, it is time to roast up those yummy seeds into a healthy snack. According to Wikipedia, pumpkin seeds are high in protein and contain iron and zinc. Patch has the recipe for making the perfect roasted seeds.
Did we miss a pumpkin patch? Tell us in the comments section below. Where do you get your pumpkins?
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