Most of our produce is picked up at the local grocery store and unceremoniously transported home where it is then devoured. On the other hand, pumpkins are the only fruit (look it up, don’t @ me) that we take pictures with. They are in all of our fall photos, we place fake ones on our coffee tables, and we saturate our morning coffee with their essences for six weeks each fall.
Searching for the perfect pumpkin is a wonderful family tradition kids of all ages enjoy. Although it may not quite feel like sweater weather yet (with the lingering warmth in Southern California), apple spice scented homes adorned with scarecrows and bright-orange pumpkins set the mood for cozy autumn fun. Pumpkin patches have become so much more than a simple lot with pumpkins strewn about.
Fall can be difficult to spot sometimes here in Southern California where it is always mildly warm and sunny. We may not get the crisp autumn air and changing leaves as much as other parts of the country. However, there’s one fall activity that is perfect no matter your location—going to the pumpkin patch!