Pumpkin patch review: Zittel Farms

Hay Rides at Zittel Farms in Folsom
Hay Rides at Zittel Farms in Folsom

It’s October, and that means it is time to start thinking about Halloween and visiting your local pumpkin patch for some autumnal goodness. I know this is normally CoolDMZ’s beat, but I had occasion to visit Zittel Farms yesterday in Folsom and thought I’d write a few words about my experience.

We went with another family and the kids quickly grabbed a wagon (they have a cool collection of old wagons to haul your gourds around) and started shopping. Within a few minutes of arriving, we were asked if we wanted to hop on the next hay ride. Who says no to a hay ride? People with allergies, I quickly found out, but you get the idea.

We were under a time crunch and did not have a chance to enjoy the petting zoo or pony rides, but were otherwise very impressed by the low-key nature of Zittel Farms. Their prices aren’t exactly cheap, but I think it is one of those “support your local farmer” type things. Parking was a bit tight, but manageable. The staff was rather friendly and didn’t seem to mind that we were taking more photos than we were purchasing pumpkins.

At any rate, I know there are more exciting pumpkin patches out there, but if you are in the area and would like a few photo opportunities (RonTopofIt playing with Google+) to celebrate the season, head on over to Zittel Farms at 6781 Oak Avenue in Folsom.

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Author: RonTopofIt

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