We learned an important lesson this year: a pumpkin patch is not just a pumpkin patch. Choose wisely!
These photos are from last year when we visited a pumpkin patch with train rides, pony rides, face painting, and a corn kernal sandbox. Bay Area families, bookmark G&M Farms in Livermore. It’s a haul, but worth it.
This photo is indicative of the the time we had this year at Ardenwood Farms. The head-scratcher is that this pumpkin patch is much better known.
Fun it was not. The heat and crowds didn’t help. But the straw that broke the camels back was what my husband lovingly refers to now as the “hayride from hell.” A 45-minute ride that consisted of stopping every few feet and talking about organic farming and vegetables. Yes, educational, but not what we signed up to do given that we were tied to a tractor with 20+ toddlers who were not fascinated by the latest and greatest in agricultural development.
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