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Pumpkin PatchHalloween is nearly here.  Temperatures are still mild and the air is crisp.  It’s the right time to go to a pumpkin patch this weekend.  Go out to a patch and have fun bringing home your pumpkin.

Because you might not know where to go, I have some good ideas here for you right in Bergen County.  We have 4 good spots for you to enjoy here.  It’s a good idea to check these out to see which one has what you want.  Petting zoos are featured in several.  This is a great idea if you have children.  Most offer other fresh produce, home backed goods and cider.  Some have hayrides too.

Here are what we have in pumpkin patch options for you –pumpkin patch

  1. Abna’s Farm is located at 711 Lawlins Road in Wyckoff.  This is a large commercial farm that’s open year round.  Because they are usually closed on Sundays according to their website, it’s best to plan on going other times.
  2. Demarest Farms is probably the best known if for nothing else than it’s delicious home made fruit pies and it’s ongoing battle with Hillsdale about parking.   Located at 244 Wierimus Road in Hillsdale, you have to try their home made cider donuts while you’re there.
  3. Secor Farms at 85 Airmont Road in Mahwah is another terrific option.  Like the others, you’ll find a petting zoo, home made pies and donuts, fresh produce and a glorious pumpkin patch.
  4. Ward’s Pumpkin Patch is more than just pumpkins.  It’s easy to miss because it’s right off of Route 17 in Ridgewood.  This is an extremely family friendly farm.  As a result, there are ongoing activities for little ones.  Because it’s more intimate and child focused, this is a very good option for young families located at 552 Route 17 North in Ridgewood.
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Because Bergen County is so well developed, we forget that working farms exist here.  Many sold out recently and are now commercial developments but these 4 family farms are still operating.  There is also a very special option – the Abram Demaree Homestead in Closter. Pumpkins are here too.

This is located at the corner of Old Hook and Schraalenburgh Roads.  Because it’s both a historic house and working farm with a country stand, it’s pretty unique.  The house sells a variety of goods from antiques to candles.

Go to a pumpkin patch this weekend.  Enjoy being outdoors with your friends and family.  It’s not far from home and a lot of fun too!  Should you wish to go further out, you can always call me at 201-741-8490 for more ideas.


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