It’s October and it is time to find the perfect pumpkin! There are several different local farms where you can go right to the patch and pick your own. A few of the local favorites include Ganyard Hill Farm in Durham, Green Acres Farm in Cary, DJ’s Berry Patch in Apex, and Vollmer Farm in Franklin County. There are many other great farms in the area as well. Visit the Pumpkins & More website for a list of of pumpkin patches, hay rides, and corn mazes in NC organized by county.
You can also pick up a great pumpkin at the Raleigh Farmer’s market (pictured above). They have a wide variety of sizes and shapes and even sell white pumpkins! A pumkin decorating contest will be held at the market on Thursday October 2nd with cash prizes for the best decarated pumkin in each age group. Check out the Farmers’ Market website or download the contest announcement here for details on how to enter.