By: Demetrios Salpoglou
It’s no secret the world has gonna pumpkin crazy in the last few years. Seemingly every fall, a new line of pumpkin infused products hits the shelves, some good, some leaving you scratching your head. (Did some say, Pumpkin spice pringles?!) Regardless of this current craze, pumpkins have always been a staple of fall in Boston, and those Pumpkin spice Pringles still don’t hold a candle to an expertly carved jack-o-lantern.
Good news is that you can find some of the world’s best pumpkin patches close to Boston. What’s more, these pumpkins gets produced in large quantities thus there will be no shortage. Here are five best pumpkin patches close to Boston you may check out:
1. Westward Orchards Farm Store
This quality farm store in Harvard is not only a store for the best pumpkins but also a collection point for some of the freshest farm fruits, vegetables, and foods such as cider donuts and apples. You are free to take a ride to the farm; located along 178 Mass Avenue in Harvard.
2. Smolak Farms
You can find Smolak farms at 315 Bradford Street in North Andover, MA. Each week from now until the end of October, you will see fresh pumpkins on the farm as well as several other farms produce you may wish to take home. While at the farm, you are free to visit the cows, take a ride with them and enjoy some of the good moments on the open playgrounds that are conducive for the whole family.
3. Wilson Farm
There is plenty of food at Wilson Farm. Locate this farm at 10 Pleasant Street in Lexington, MA. As the name of the location suggests, this large market will offer you pleasantries that include fresh garlic, bulbs, flowers, cheese, and of course, big yellow pumpkins. Wilson Farm also stores carving tools, some of which you will need in your home. If you have kids, they will enjoy visiting chicken and goats in the barn. Do not forget that there are plenty of apple cider donuts on the farm.
4. Connors Farm
If you have never been to Connors Farm, make a date. It is one of the best pumpkin patches close to Boston that amazes many visitors. Located at 30 Valley Road Danvers, MA, Connors Farm offers visitors a chance to have fun as they pick their favorite farm produce. You are free to play farm games, do hayrides, walk the train corn maze and perform several enjoyable outdoor tasks before you get back home.
PS. You can enjoy BBQ, roasted corn, and hot cider donuts on the farm. All these are available until the end of October.
5. Tougas Family Farm
The Tougas Family Farm in 234 Ball St Northborough, MA is among the best pumpkin patches close to Boston. It receives hundreds visitors each week, so if you visit this family farm on weekends, be sure to get there early!. Do you have kids? They will love seeing the ducks and pygmy goats. Take photos from a y-tractor, an old model of its kind and finally carry the pumpkins home from this best pumpkin patch close to Boston.