Posted by: Lisa | October 17, 2010

The Perfect Pumpkin Patch for Your Little Punkin’

It seems like every time I open a newspaper or a parenting magazine there’s another long list of local pumpkin patches vying for my business.  It’s hard to know which one to choose.  If you live in the Charlotte area, I’d recommend The Hunter Farm on Providence Road in Weddington, particularly if you have very young children.  Jacob & I visited the farm this week with a moms’ group & I was impressed by the friendliness of the staff and the activities the little kids could do.  There is a hay bale maze for the children to navigate as well as a field full of already-picked pumpkins small enough for tiny hands.  We took a tractor-pulled covered wagon ride past animals in pastures and stopped at the petting barn, where we fed the sheep and goats, talked to ducks and chickens, and watched a farmer milk a cow.  We even learned the difference between straw and hay (hint – one’s for sleeping and one’s for eating!).

With a group reservation the cost is only $5.50 and includes a pumpkin to take home.  They offer an educational program for school kids.  Regular rates are $8 for adults and $6 for children over age 2. Be sure to bring Grandma because grandparents get in for free.  Check out www.thehunterfarm.org for more information.

From their website I learned that The Hunter Farm offers pick-your-own strawberries in the Spring and a fresh Christmas tree lot and horse-drawn wagon rides to see Santa from November 26 – December 24.  We definitely plan to go back for that!

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