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PUMPKIN PATCHES – FALL ACTIVITES FOR FAMILIES

Pumpkin Patches and Farm Orchards are abundant in the Peel and Halton Regions, providing us with lots of family fun and delicious treats!pumpkinpatch2 

The fall season brings one of my favourite family adventures of the year; taking the kids to the farm to enjoy outdoor activities, animals, apple picking, hay rides, gourmet goodies, outdoor mazes and, of course, visiting the path where we select the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. 

Visiting the pumpkin patch in quest of the ultimate pumpkin is a fall ritual for thousands of kids and their families each year. In order to find that extraordinary pumpkin it is wise to have a vision of your Jack-o’-lantern design.

Your ultimate design idea should guide you in selecting the size and most importantly the shape of the pumpkin that will become the focal point beside your door on Halloween. Inspect the outside of the pumpkin, checking to ensure the flesh is firm everywhere with no soft spots. The skin should be smooth and the colour uniform. Many people knock on the shell to hear that hallow sound while checking for ripeness but for carving this is not important. Sugar pumpkins are always available as the best choice for pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.

Porches and homes in Mississauga will soon be decorated for fall and Thanksgiving. Cornstalks, bales of hay, gourds, pumpkins and mums abound! Don’t miss out on the festivities, check out one of the following local Farms.

Apple Picking, Pumpkins Activities near Missississauga

Albion Orchards
Available Products: Apples, Asian Pears, Baked Goods, Cheese, Christmas Trees, Cider, Crafts/Gifts, Flowers/Plants, Garlic, Honey, Indian Corn, Maple Syrup, Onions, Pears, Peppers, Plums, Preserves, Pumpkins, Squash, Straw, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins
Activities: Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo, Picnic Area, Play Area, Pre-booked Group Tours, Private Events
Location: 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON. L7C 2Y8
Phone: 905-584-0354
Open: Daily August – December, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Sat & Sun 10 a.m – 5 p.m

Andrew’s Scenic Acres
Available Products:  Sweet corn, Frozen yogurt, Gift shop, Honey, Ice Cream, Indian Corn, Jam, Maple Syrup, Pies, Squash, Tarts
Pick Your Own: Apples, Asparagus, Blueberries, Cherries, Currants, Elderberries, Flowers, Gooseberries, Gourds, Grapes, Indian Corn, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rhubarb
ActivitiesHaunted Forest, Straw Mountain, Hayrides, Picnic/Play Area, Pumpkin Patch, Farm Tours, Winery Tours & Free Wine Tastings
Location: 9365 10th Sideroad, R.R.#5, Halton Hills, ON
Phone: 905-878-5807
Open: Daily May – October, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Berryview Farm
Available Products: Apples, Cider, Honey, Pumpkins, Squash, Straw
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins, Squash
Location: 13707 Heart Lake Rd. Caledon L7C 2K7
Phone: 905-838-4777
Open: Daily September – October, 10 a.m – 5:30 p.m

Big’ R Apple Farm
Available Products: Apples, Pears
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins, Snow Peas, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Peas
Activities: Wagon Rides
Location: 8674 Heritage Rd. Brampton L6Y 0E1
Phone: 647-929-5408
Open: Call to ask

Carl Laidlaw Orchards
Available Products: Apples, Baked Goods, Garlic, Honey, Pears, Preserves, Pumpkins, Squash, Sweet Corn
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pears
Activities: Wagon Rides, Play Area
Location: 9496 Heritage Rd. Brampton L6X 0A1
Phone: 905-456-2095
Open: Daily September – October, 9 a.m – 5 p.m

Chudleigh’s Apple Farm
Available Products: Apples, Baked Goods, Cider, Gift Shop
Pick Your Own: Apples
Activities: Wagon Rides, Entertainment Area, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Play Area, Pumpkin Patch, Straw Maze, Tours, Parties
Location: 9528 Hwy. 25, Milton, ON
Phone: 905-878-2725
Open: Daily July – October, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

Dixie Orchards
Available Products: Apples, Baked Goods, Cider, Flowers/Plants, Honey, Indian Corn, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Straw, Popcorn
Pick Your Own: Apples, Indian Corn, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash
Activities: Wagon Rides, Play Area, Straw Jump, Private Events, Pre-booked Group Tours, Maze, Picnic Area
Location: 14309 Dixie Rd. Caledon L7C 2M8
Phone: 905-838-5888
Open: Daily September – October, 10 a.m – 6 p.m

Downey’s Farm Market
Available Products: Apples, Asparagus, Beets, Blackberries, Baked Goods, Beans, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Celery, Cheese, Cherries, Christmas Trees, Cider, Crafts/Gifts, Cucumbers, Decorative Wreaths, Flowers/Plants, Garden Supplies, Garlic, Gooseberries, Hard Cider, Honey, Indian Corn, Lettuce, Maple Syrup, Mushrooms, Onions, Peaches, Peppers, Pears, Plums, Potatoes, Preserves, Pumpkins, Radishes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Squash, Straw, Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Sweet Peas, Tomatoes, Watermelons, Wine, Zucchini
Pick Your Own: Apples, Beans, Raspberries, Strawberries, Sweet Peas
Activities: Maze, Petting Zoo, Play Area, Private Events, Wagon Rides, Pre-booked Group Tours, & Pumpkinfest (Weekends Sep 27 – Oct.)
Location: 13682 Heart Lake Rd. Caledon L7C 2J5
Phone: 905-838-2990
Open: Daily September – October, 9 a.m – 6 p.m

Orchalaw Farms
Available Products: Apples, Pears, Pumpkins, Squash
Pick Your Own: Apples
Activities: Free Wagon Rides, Play Area
Location: 9726 Heritage Road R.R. # 2, Norval, ON L0P 1
Phone: 905 456 1879
Open: Weekdays10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Weekends:9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Springridge Farm
Available Products: Bakery, Deli, Gifts, Gourds, Home Décor, Honey, Maple Syrup, Pumpkins, Seasonal Decorations, Specialty Foods, Strawberries
Activities: Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Spooky Barn, Farm Animals, Sandbox, Corn Maze, Singing Chickens, NEW Goat Mountain.
Location: 7256 Bell School Line, Milton, Ontario
Phone: 905-878-4908
Open: Open Daily 9 am – 5 pm

Halloween

Stonehaven Farms
Available Products: Apples, Bakery, Blueberries, Cider, Fall Decorations, Pies, Gourds, Ontario Gourmet Foods, Honey, Maple Syrup, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Ice Cream, Ontario Seasonal Produce, Strawberries, Sweet Corn
Pick Your Own: Strawberries, Pumpkins
Activities:  6-Acre Corn Maze, Play Area, Tours, Wagon Rides
Location: 7388 Guelph Line R.R.#3, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0
Phone: 905-878-1870
Open: Call or check their Facebook page for daily details

Check in with us later in October for carving tips and more Halloween activities. Meanwhile, we are off to the farm!  See you there and don’t forget your camera.

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