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.