There are many positive attributes to buying a pumpkin from a patch, rather than a store. Buying from a patch directly leads to positive impacts on the community. Buying from a store simply gives big business more profit. Find out the direct positive impacts of buying from a local church or another pumpkin patch.
Profits made at a patch will help the local farmer see a profit; which creates more jobs and puts more spending money back into the community and locally run businesses.
There is much more variety available at a patch. The different sizes range from tiny to enormous. The price is actually less per pound than you will find in the stores. Usually, there are many different colors available. An array of different oranges as well as green and white pumpkins.
Kids and the whole family can make an event out of going to a patch to select the family pumpkin. There is usually games and even some corn mazes at these events. Taking a photo opportunity is easy here and provides for an excellent fall background.
Many churches have pumpkin patch events right on the church lawns. A percentage of the profit usually goes to some type of good use for the church or specific charities. Youth groups that sponsor and work events like this typically help to send them on mission trips, where the youths help a community in need.
Do your research during this time of year. You can find out about local pumpkin patches in your area. Other information can also be found, like where the profits are going and who is being benefited by the pumpkin sales.
The bottom line is that you will pay more in a store for less variety and no experience. Make a trip out of visiting a pumpkin patch with the family. Start making memories and possibly add this activity to your family’s fall traditions.