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Local Pick your own pumpkins Posted On 09 October 2020

What better Autumnal activity for you and your family than picking your own pumpkin this weekend…

 

We’re deep into October and the Autumnal weather has definitely arrived. The trees are turning, offering wonderful yellows, oranges, reds and browns, and it is now that time to go and pick your own pumpkin. Luckily, there are a couple of places to enjoy this fantastic activity in the local area.

Picking your own pumpkin offers you and your children a chance to get out into the fresh air and spend a day learning about gardening. The ability to pick your own pumpkin offers many benefits including, not being stuck with supermarket-bought pumpkins, being able to pick the perfect sized pumpkin and the ability to support a local farm/pumpkin grower.

 

Ketton PYO Pumpkins

One of the closest PYO pumpkin patches to Stamford is in Ketton. The ‘PYO’ sign is hard to miss, on the main road from Stamford to the village, just past the entrance to Hanson Cement. They are open from 10am to 4pm from this weekend. (Weekends only) As well as the pumpkin patch, offering small, medium and large pumpkins, there are chickens, pigs, cows, sheep and farm machines for the little ones to look at.

Entrance is free and there is no need to book. As it is a working farm, they do recommend to bring a pair of wellies. As it is a working farm, they have set themselves up to be socially-distanced and they take both card and cash payments.

Find out more here – https://www.facebook.com/Ketton-Pumpkins-118818796638487

 

Rutland Pumpkins

 Rutland Pumpkins are based in Brooke, Rutland. They are a family-run business, started by James and Peta, and this May took the plunge to plant 8,000 pumpkin seeds on a field adjacent to a family business. Fast-forward to September and they have a huge variety growing on their patch.

They’ve got miniature Jill be Little’s, small white Casperitas, knobbly and warty Knucklehead pumpkins, and your traditional carving varieties like Wicked and Early King. The Early King can reach up to 12 kilograms in weight, so they really do require a wheelbarrow to be carted around!

James and Peta look forward to welcoming you and due to government guidelines are operating an online booking system. They will be open to the public on the 17th-18th October and the 22nd to the 31st of October between 10am and 3pm. On-site, they will be offering tasty hot food as well as coffee, tea and snacks.

Book your tickets here – https://www.raddlemans.co.uk/tickets/pick-your-own-pumpkins

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