Thursday, October 28, 2010
In Search of the Great Pumpkin
The more resilient farm folk turn to other, more creative ways to make ends meet; something to hold things together when the crops fail to produce. Agri-tourism is becoming increasingly important to the farming community. Whether it be a simple gift shop, cooking classes or a corn maze, getting the folk to come and see what happens on the farm also helps the farmers earn some additional income, and has the extra benefit of promoting the real job of growing things.
Laity Pumpkin Patch. These folk have been selling pumpkins to jack-o-lantern aficionados for 20 years now, and they've become quite good at it. They understand that going to pick up a pumpkin isn't just about shopping for the biggest, orange-est gourd you can find. It's about a trip to the country to visit the animals, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and tour around on a good old hay-ride.
This is the last weekend for the pumpkin farm so be sure to get out there before the trick-or-treaters come knockin'. They're open daily from 9:30 to 5:00 weather permitting. (Translation: phone first if it's raining.)
Laity Pumpkin Patch
21145 128th Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 467-4302