One of my favorite autumn activities is visiting the pumpkin patch! In fact, it was pretty high up on my autumn-to-do list this year! We have one of the best pumpkin patches here on Bainbridge Island. Suyematsu Farms is located in the middle of Bainbridge Island on Day Road. If you’re traveling from Seattle, you’ll want to drive your car on the ferry. My whole family visited Suyematsu recently and took home a big haul of pumpkins. I especially love the cinderella pumpkins for their statement size and deep color.
It was Julian’s first time at a pumpkin patch, and he was pretty fascinated! It was what autumn dreams are made of. He crawled around in amazement and tried to eat more than a few pumpkins. The Suyematsu Farm has some rich history, that you can read about here. It’s such a treasure on our little island! They even have informative and fun signs all over the farm with interesting pumpkin facts. My personal favorite was “Each pumpkin has about 500 seeds!”
I’ve never been a big pumpkin carver, but I do enjoy decorating with pumpkins and gourds. Stay tuned for a post on how I decorate for the autumn months! Have you visited Suyematsu before? Or have you visited your local pumpkin patch yet? I hope you find the time to do so! Embrace October!