Take your pick of the pack this fall season at a pumpkin patch or farm on Long Island!
Usher in the fall season here on Long Island by making a trip out to one of the many pumpkin patches on Long Island! This traditional seasonal activities is a must-do for any fall bucket list, no matter your age! Everyone can find something enjoyable about finding that perfect pumpkin to bring home to carve up into a Jack-o'-lantern, bake into a pie, or simply set out on display on a porch stoop.
Before you go out to pick some pumpkins of your own, check out these pumpkin picking tips!
If you’re planning on picking pumpkins to use in seasonal recipes, stick with smaller pumpkins, also known as sugar pumpkins. These pumpkins are sweeter making them perfect for baking in a pie, loaf of bread, muffins, you name it!
Don’t choose a pumpkin that has soft spots, bruises, cuts or large discolorations. These could all be signs that the pumpkin isn’t going to last very long.
Go for a pumpkin that is firm on the outside with a sturdy, intact stem. These are signs of a healthy pumpkin.
Rounder pumpkins with an oval shape to them are better for carving up a Jack o Lantern because they have more cavity space and a larger canvas to bring character to.
Steer clear of pumpkins with signs of frostbite. If the top of the pumpkin has a duller color it may have frostbite which can lessen the life of the pumpkin.
If you’re going to be placing your pumpkins on the porch for all to see and admire, make sure to get one with a flat bottom so that it doesn’t fall over/down the porch steps.
1500 E Jericho Turnpike,Huntington, NY 11743
Grown right in their own fields located in Huntington, Elwood Pumpkin Farm is the perfect destination for those living in Western Long Island looking to pick some pumpkins. There is no admission charge to pick pumpkins.
Fink's Country Farm
6242 Middle Country Rd, Wading River, NY 11792
Partake in U-pick pumpkins, straight from the vine, at Fink's Country Farm Festival taking place weekends only now thru October 30th from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM!
633 Victory Avenue, Brookhaven, NY 11719
Head over to Glover Farms during the month of October, Monday - Friday from 2 PM - 6 PM, Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM - 6 PM and Columbus Day from 10 AM - 6 PM, to find that perfect pumpkin. Get lost in their corn maze while you're there as well!
17155 County Rd. 48, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Come out to Cutchogue to partake in all-you-can-carry pumpkin picking, with pumpkins available in assorted sized, plus hayrides during weekends in October!
240 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976
Open Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day, Hank's Pumpkintown in Water Mill not only offers pumpkin picking, but corn mazes, wagon rides, face painting, tractor pulls and more!
38030 Route 25, Peconic, NY 11958
Make a trip over to Peconic this fall season to Krupski Farms to purchase plump pumpkins, hop on a hayride, go thru the haunted barn and corn maze and much more!
270 West Lane, Aquebogue, NY 11931
Take a hayride through Stakey's 26 acres of pumpkins where you'll get a great view of the different pumpkins ready to be picked! The all-you-can-carry pumpkin price is $30 or $0.69 per pound!
134 East Woodside Ave, N. Patchogue, NY 11772
Open daily from September 24th - October 31st from 9 AM - 6 PM, Woodside Nursery & Garden Center if offering plenty of fall entertainment! From pumpkin picking to scarecrow making to a haunted tunnel, don't miss out on the fun!