It's pumpkin patch time, friends!
Are you looking for a picturesque place to pick your perfect pumpkin?
I've got a new spot to share with you.
This farm is owned by a pair of sisters, and one of them is a US veteran. I love supporting these particular populations, and we had such a fun time out at Hollyaire. To get there, head up River Road going North. Continue past the PACKED (but lovely!) Thistledown Farm as well as the old Lone Pine Farm. Just past where Lone Pine used to be is Lone Pine Drive. Take a right and you'll see Hollyaire pumpkins just a bit down on the left.
We were there on a Friday or Saturday and we only saw one other group of people, and it was really nice to get to leave our masks in our pockets while we were poking around amongst the pumpkins. Even though it sprinkled while we were out there, it wasn't super muddy, and they let us pull our van right up to the edge of the patch so we could load our pumpkins up easily without having to lug them across a big parking lot.
They don't have any wheelbarrows or wagons, so you would need to bring your own if that was something you wanted. There aren't activities besides the pumpkin patch, so it was a pretty quick trip for us since it was sprinkling while we were there. But the owners were super nice and encouraged lingering and taking photos - they even stressed that there was no pressure to buy anything and just to enjoy being there. They have a tent where they sell kettle corn and jams and other homemade treats, so prepare yourself for begging children after the pumpkins have been picked. Maybe that's just my children? Doubt it. The kettle corn was excellent, by the way. They take cards, cash, and farm direct checks.
Besides it being a really lovely patch, the prices were amazing!! They're selling the pumpkins at wholesale prices, so you can't get them cheaper anywhere else in town. And again, the lack of crowds made the entire experience way less stressful. We give Hollyaire two enthusiastic thumbs up, and thank them for the great memories!
What: Hollyaire Farms' pumpkin patch
Where: 30747 Lone Pine Drive off River Road
When: Thursday through Sunday from 10-6