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Pumpkin Picking & Pumpkin Patches Guide for CA

California Pumpkin Picking Farms and Fall Pumpkin Patch Farms - go pumpkin picking at a local farm in California.

When there's a crisp snap in the air, nothing beats a day at the local pumpkin patch farm. It's guaranteed to put a Jack-o-Lantern-sized smile on everyone's face! We have the best California pumpkin picking farms and Halloween festivals for the state of California. These pumpkin farms offer the best California pumpkin picking so get some friends or family together and get started picking pumpkins in California!

Check out our collection of pumpkin patches, farms, and stands across California and the US.

Take a look at our Pumpkin Picking Tips!

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Cardinale Pumpkin Patch

Cardinale Pumpkin Patch
Casa Verde and Fairground Road
Monterey, CA
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Borchard Farms

Borchard Farms
142 Rodgers Road
Salinas, CA
History: Borchard Farms was established in 1940 in Southern California by our father Edward Borchard. The family farming operation at that time in...
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Crystal Bay Farm

Crystal Bay Farm
40 Zils Road
Watsonville, CA
Crystal bay farm became certified organic in 1997.  We hope you buy organic not just for your own kids, but for the next generations kids. If ...
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Clearview Orchards

Clearview Orchards
646 Trabing Road
Watsonville, CA
Clearview Orchards produces the finest certified organic (CCOF) apples. Whether you want to pick your own apples or simply pick up some organic fru...
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Rodoni Farms

Rodoni Farms
4444 Coast Road
Santa Cruz, CA
About: We are third generation farmers transitioning into the organic markets over the last 10 years. We now have over 100 acres certified organic...
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Swank Farms

Swank Farms
4751 Pacheco Pass Hwy
Hollister, CA
The Best Pumpkin Patch in Central California Look no further for new favorite Fall tradition! Swank Farms is proud to provide the best pumpkin pat...
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Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch

Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch
20 High School Court
Los Gatos, CA
About Us: The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch is an amazing community event!MGPP brings together local artists for one weekend in the fall,  to s...
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Some pumpkin patch tips for getting the best pumpkin in California this year:

If you can, pick yours right off the vine and out of the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin flesh should be free of soft spots which can invite mold and rot. If you're planning to use your pumpkin for carving, choose one that's big enough. Make sure the base is solid and the stem is intact (also, don't carry it by the stem - it might break off). If your pumpkin is destined for a pie, choose a small one grown especially for eating. Once you get your fresh-picked pumpkin home, "cure" it by keeping it undisturbed in a cool, dark place. This toughens up the rind and helps prevent rot.

While you're pumpkin hunting, amaze your friends by sharing these Pumpkin Facts:

  • The Irish brought the tradition of pumpkin carving to America. Originally, they carved turnips to celebrate All Hallows Eve - but pumpkins were plentiful in the states, and easier to handle.
  • The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
  • Pumpkins were once used to cure freckles and snake bites.

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