It wouldnt be fall without its signature flavors and pumpkins top that list with their iconic taste popping up in foods everywhere. Pumpkin picking is a great way to gather your fill of this seasonal squash and to spend some quality outside time with your family. Here are few of the finest pumpkin patches in the Berkshires and surrounding area.
Taft Farms features 13 acres of pick your own pumpkins, hayrides every weekend and a 5 acre corn maze filled with famous costumed characters and super heroes. The farm also offers a deli, bakery, greenhouse, and retail store for amazing fresh food and products made on site.
Website: <a href=" http://taftfarms.com/fresh_from_our_fields/pumpkins_gourds_and_more" target="_new"> TaftFarms.com
Address: 119 Park St. North, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Ellsworth Hill Orchard doubles as a berry farm with many fruits and vegetables available for both picking and pre-picked purchase. Open 7 days a week, Ellsworth offers a number of educational and fun options for children; fall corn maze, model train display and hayrides - a great spot for birthdays and school trips. Ellsworth even became a part of history in 2001 with the worlds first naturally grown pink pumpkin.
Website:<a href=" http://www.ellsworthfarm.com" target="_new"> EllsworthFarm.com
Address: 461 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon CT 06069
Hilltop Orchards has pumpkins plus a number of other attractions including the Furnace Brook Winery. Enjoy the hard cider mill or winery tour while the children enjoy free hayrides, and pumpkin picking. Hilltop Orchard also hosts a number of events, with live entertainment every Saturday from 2 to 5pm, and guided hikes through the scenic location.
Address: Route 295 / 508 Canaan Rd. Richmond, MA 01254
Mountain View Farm offers a number of different fruits and vegetables, and is famous for their strawberries and pumpkins. The farm is dedicated to providing healthy and organic food, even to those less fortune donating over 3,000 pounds of produce to local food pantries.
Address: 90 Old Cheshire Road Lanesboro, MA 01237
Barden Farm has a number of fall activities for the whole family. Pumpkin picking would not be complete with out hayrides and pony rides! Their kitchen and market also offers delicious baked good, prepared foods, and canned foods.
Address: 45 Burgoyne Heights, New Hartford, CT 06057