Covid-19 Update - Pumpkins Are Growing!
Our pumpkin patch is doing well and our October Pumpkinfest is still a go! The pumpkins are growing well and barring some change in government directives between now and then, we plan to be open for pumpkin sales on October 3-4, 2020 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pumpkinfest! – October 3-4, 10:00 am – 4:00 pmWe’ve got pumpkins! Halloween pumpkins, Thanksgiving pie pumpkins, ornamental pumpkins – we’ve got ’em! All grown here on the farm and Certified Organic by Pro-Cert.
Large pumpkins are $5 each or three for $10. Small pumpkins are $2 each or three for $5. With every pumpkin purchase of $5 or more, we will throw in a coupon for $5 off a cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas Tree this December!
This year, thanks to Covid-19, our Pumpkinfest is going to me a little more pumpkin and a little less fest. We will be open pick-your-own pumpkin sales (and we’ll have a few picked in advance for those who’d rather not pick their own). We will be selling locally-produced honey from Seventh Heaven Apiary, and local maple syrup from the Four M Maple Company. With the purchase of any pumpkin, you’re also invited to enjoy a walk around the farm. We have wide open spaces and trails through hardwood forests and along Cricket Creek. You can say hello to our two new purebred Hereford heifers, Rosie and Glamourous!
Unfortunately, many of the other fun activities we had planned for this event will have to wait for another year.
Here’s what we are doing to keep everyone as safe as possible during the pandemic:
- This will be an entirely outdoor event.
- We will be wearing facemasks and we encourage you to do so as well.
- We’ve expanded our field parking area to allow lots of space to get in and out of your vehicle.
- We will limit attendance to a maximum of 25 persons at a time.
- Pedestrian traffic will be one-way, from a check-in station, through the pumpkin patch, to check-out.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in and check-out.
- We will be disinfecting check-in and check-out surfaces regularly.
- We offer and encourage cashless payment (we accept debit and credit, with tap) although we will still accept cash – but exact change only.
- We will screen ourselves in accordance with the local public health unit screening guidelines and encourage you to do so as well. If you are unable to pass the screening we respectfully request that you stay home.
- We will maintain physical distancing and ask you to please maintain your distance from us and other customers.
- We encourage you to handle the pumpkins as little as possible.
All of this could change should the province or the local health unit modify the rules before October 3.
Make a Day of It
While you’re in the area, why not:
Stop by the newly re-opened Hockley General Store for a delicious meal to go, coffee, or snack. The General Store is just minutes from the farm and we are so grateful to have it open for business again.
- Drive by the site of Schitt’s Creek’s Rosebud Motel, just two minutes from us on Hockley Road.
- Head over to Sheldon Creek Dairy, about 15 minutes northeast of us, and stock up on milk, cream, yogourt and other dairy products produced right on the farm. You can also buy Kawartha Dairy ice cream, locally-produced pies, meats, preserves, cheese, and lots of other amazing foods (sheldoncreekdairy.ca).
- If you’re visiting us on Saturday, check out Windrush Estate Winery, in Adjala, about nine minutes east of us (windrushestatewinery.com).
- Or if your plans have you heading west from the farm, take Hockley Road to the Third Line of Mono and visit Adamo Estate Winery (adamoestate.com).