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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Strites' Orchard Farm Market & Bakery in Harrisburg Pennsylvania


Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids this month? Well, Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner! One of the family-friendly activities you can do this month with your family is heading to a local pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins or head to a local fruit orchard to pick apples.

Pumpkin picking and apple picking are both fun activities to do with your family this Fall and lucky for all of us, we have Strites' Orchard Farm Market & Bakery nearby. If you have never been there before, you are really missing out! For the month of October they are open from 8am to 7pm Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 8am to 5pm.

On October 6th, 2012 we headed to Strites' Orchard to participate in the "Pick Your Own" Pumpkins day with the family. The pumpkin patch is about a 1/2 mile down the road from the actual Farmer's Market and sits on the left side of the road. There is plenty of parking on the field.

After parking the car, it's a very short walk to the pumpkin patch! We found 4 large rows of pumpkins going down the field and just headed down one of the middle rows. It was a tad muddy because it had rained earlier in the day, but really, it wasn't too bad at all.

The family spent about 40 minutes in the pumpkin patch and finally picked the four pumpkins that we wanted to buy. Two of the pumpkins were heading to my daughter's house and the other two pumpkins were headed to mine. My daughter's family is going to carve theirs up in a few days and turn them into Jack-o-lanterns and I decided to place my two pumpkins right on my front porch!

We had a great time in the pumpkin patch and once we were done, we headed on over to Strites' Farmer's Market to buy some fresh apple cider, concord grapes, onions and a bushel full of gala apples. Yes, Fall baking is on my horizon for next week!

Right now you can go on over to Strites' web site and print out a FREE coloring sheet for the kids. Once it has been colored by them, take the sheet into Strites' and they will give your child a FREE apple to eat! Super fun! You can also check out their web site for additional Fall activities, get driving directions and a list of what produce is in season right now.

If you are on Facebook, you can follow Strites' on Facebook to keep up-to-date with news and happenings at the Farmer's Market and Orchard. Visit their web site and sign up for their email list too! Have fun!

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