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Wanderlusting: Pumpkin Picking at Harris Hill Farms


“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Fall Fun Continued

I really have done all the fall fun this October. Perhaps I was making up for the crap shoot that was summer? Whatever it was, I am embracing it! I really do love farms, especially in the autumn. They are a nice reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. Heck, just every day life. Whether you are doing activities like pumpkin picking and corn mazes, or just want to enjoy fall and nature and all that it has to offer. It truly is one of the best things, you, or at least I, can do for my mental health, which might be why I was doing ALL of the fall. All of it! And we all know fall and Halloween, isn’t complete without some pumpkin picking!

Harris Hill Farm

The Fall Farm fun adventures continued at Harris Hill Farms which is located in Litchfield County. It is another farm much like in its’ name says, sits atop a hill, and gives sprawling views of the surrounding mountains and valleys and is just truly picturesque. It is also another family owned farm that was established in 1877. I have to say in a world where small businesses are bing gulped up especially farms, it is so important to support the family owned ones, especially this time of year, where they make much of their income. Now that my TED talk is done, Harris Hill farm began as a dairy farm and was well known for raising award winning cattles. They ceased operations in the 1980’s and began exploring other agricultural avenues which included education. They opened their first pumpkin patch in 1993 and haven’t looked back! Comprised of 80 acres of stunning farmland, it includes 5 acres of pumpkins!

My Experience 

It is a relatively small farm perched atop a hill and you drive right up to it. The barns are all close by and you can look at the farm equipment as well as the various animals they own, including the pigs which were especially adorable.

After admiring the pigs, we got down to business as we were there to pick pumpkins. They have a ton of variety, but are known for their jack o’ lantern size pumpkins. And lord did they have them! They provided wheel barrows and wagons to pull your pumpkins along. We had fun walking down the rows with pumpkins of all sizes on either side just waiting to be picked and displayed, and maybe even carved. They also had a huge corn maize that was fun to explore. It was a fun way to spend an hour or two and the views truly were stunning. It was one of the most beautiful farms, I have visited and the perfect pumpkin picking spot!

Have you picked your pumpkins out yet? Have you been to a pumpkin patch? 

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