Celebrate the Harvest at Our Farm
Fall is a festive time where we celebrate the harvest season at our beautiful Pumpkinseed Hill Farm. Bright orange pumpkins lie nestled amongst hay and green vines, ready to be harvested and carried home. Our Market Yard features farm animals, hayrides, corn maze, fall flowers, fresh apples and piles of autumn squash. Our special UNICEF Family Festival during the last weekend before Halloween features games and children’s activities all benefiting a worthy cause. Come enjoy classic New England scenery and beautiful fall foliage at Jones Family Farms this October.
Pumpkin Harvesting Tips
We grow all of our pumpkins here on the farm and with our decades of experience we have chosen a selection of varieties to please everyone. Whether your perfect pumpkin is white or orange, tall and narrow or short and squat, you can find one amongst our 25 acres of pumpkin patches. Our pumpkins range from our baseball-sized “Jack-Be-Littles” to our enormous “Jamie’s Giants.”
Visit our Market Yard for pumpkins, gourds and squash in all shapes, colors and sizes. All of our pumpkins are cut off the vine and ready to be taken home. Also, be sure to take our hayride through our beautiful vineyards and farm fields.
Look for winter squash and pumpkins that have hard, tough skin (rind) with no cracks, cuts, punctures, or soft, sunken or moldy spots. Choose squash and pumpkins that are firm and heavy for their size. When picking up or carrying your pumpkin, always hold it from underneath rather than by the stem. Although stems may make tempting handles, they will often break under the weight of a hanging pumpkin.
Enjoy roaming our pumpkin fields with your family to find the perfect jack-o-lantern for your house this Halloween. We have many adorable photo opportunities throughout the Market Yard. Take a hayride (open daily – weather permitting) and enjoy the views over scenic Pumpkinseed Hill or get lost in our family-friendly corn maze (open only on weekends – weather permitting).
Pick up some farm fresh squash and try one of our Harvest Kitchen’s delicious recipes. Visit pigs, and chickens in the farmyard. Our Market Yard also features children’s music playing near a small “stage” area where children are invited to dance. The weekend before Halloween is our Annual UNICEF Family Festival. Families participate in fun game and activities, and proceeds are donated to UNICEF.
Fall School Tours
Each October, school children from throughout the area visit Pumpkinseed Hill on class trips to enjoy a farm experience and learn about agriculture.
For more information on educational programs at Jones Family Farms visit our Fall School Programs in the Learn section of our website.