With the cooler fall weather and Halloween quickly approaching, makes a perfect time to visit the Mill Creek pumpkin patch with Landon “Stuff Curry” Lee.
Since Landon was so young last Halloween we didn’t even celebrate it. This year is his first year to get to dress up and hopefully I can find a way to have him decorate his pumpkin that he picked out at the Mill Creek pumpkin patch.
While planning my October in my planner with my Halloween planner stickers, I penciled in a trip to the pumpkin patch. I had never visited a pumpkin patch before. Growing up on the Gulf Coast of Texas didn’t give me the opportunity to have local pumpkin patches. When my older kids were young they always visited the pumpkin patch during school. This made this visit to the pumpkin patch that much more important to me. Not only was it Landon’s first visit but it was also my first visit ever to a pumpkin patch.
Landon and I took the trip over to the pumpkin patch earlier this week. It was perfect weather, not too hot and not too cool. There were so many pumpkins to choose from, but I wanted Landon to be able to pick out his own. We streamed a short video on Facebook of him picking out his very first pumpkin.
- There were several areas set up for picture opportunities
- There corn maze
- and a hay ride. Since we were there on a weekday, the hayride was not operating. We might make another trip out here just to take the hayride.
- In the barn we also found other farm fresh produce for sale like kale and tomatoes.
- And of course pick you can pick out your favorite pumpkin and gourds.
I loved the fact the farm uses the honor system for payment. It makes being in small town USA feel special. You would never see the honor system being used in a large city.
The honor payment system was a box where you dropped your payment into it. After finding the pumpkin you wanted you compared it to pumpkins they had already picked and used the price of the already picked pumpkins. They also had a tray of change and there was a note taped to the box with the farmers phone number if you needed anything.
We will be coming back to Mill Creek Farm for pumpkins and other fresh produce that they sell in the future. I never knew how easy it was to get farm to table food.