Did you know that the North American native Pumpkin is the largest fruit in the world, and close to 1.5 billion pounds are produced in the United States each year! That is a whole lot of Pumpkin.
The fabulous fat orange Pumpkin is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium (Love That). As well, as being an ample source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium and Phosphorus. By eating pumpkins you also take in Vitamin A & C, Potassium, Copper and Manganese (among other benefits) This may sound like Chinese to some, if so, just be assured that eating pumpkins are good for you.
One of my best-loved Annual Autumn activities is Pumpkin Picking, and it is definitely something that is way more fun now that Miles Storm is around.
This year, our favorite local Lobotsky Farm did not produce any pumpkins due to environmental restraints, which is a hard blow for them and many in the immediate area who love visiting their land every year to pick pumpkins.
Having no choice but to find another place to pick pumpkins we stumbled across Kesicke Farm which is in the neighboring town of Red Hook, close to where we spend every weekend Upstate NY.
And, what a find it was (as the photos show)!
There was so much to do, including;
– Pick Your Own Pumpkins
– Corn Maze
– Wagon Rides through the corn (which Miles & Mohawk loved, Daddy not so much)
– Hay Rides
– Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
– Corn Pit (Just like a sand pit but yellow)
– Pumpkin Painting with Arts & Crafts
– Mini Hay Maze for little ones
– Petting Zoo
– Fresh Farm Produce
We spent about 3 hours at the Farm, but we could have easily spent the whole day if we were prepared. It is a great family outing, with plenty on site to keep Little Ones busy.
P.S – Dogs are welcome!
**All of these photos were taken on a IPhone 4S, being lightened and sharpened with the Snapseed Application and then finished with a filter with the Photo Toaster Application.