National Pumpkin Day

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It’s time to celebrate the flavor, and smell, and spice of the season – you guessed it, it’s National Pumpkin Day! (Not that we haven’t been celebrating it every day for the last two months…) Haven’t scooped up your pumpkins yet? See more from my pumpkin-pickin’ adventure with my husband at Stonycreek Farm in Noblesville, then head out to your local pumpkin patch to snatch yours up before they disappear.

When my now-husband and I were still students at Ball State University, we made it an annual tradition to visit One Fun Farm in Farmland, Indiana, to experience the best parts of fall (our favorite season) in one day: pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes and apple cider. For the past 4 years, we’ve been trying out new pumpkin patches each year in central Indiana. (In case you don’t know, there are a LOT.) As someone who loves supporting local businesses, visiting farms in person and meeting the people in charge of growing the food I eat holds so much more meaning than simply buying a pumpkin at a chain grocery store.

This year’s pick: Stonycreek Farm in Noblesville, only a few miles away from where we got married last year.

To sum up our trip to Stonycreek Farm: The pumpkins are HUGE, the fuzzy baby farm animals are squeeze-worthy levels of adorable, the hayride drivers really get into dressing up, and the $4 apple cider slushies get four thumbs up from us. It’s the most family-friendly farm we’ve visited in years, and if you’re so inclined, you can pay $1 to get a selfie with a donkey. (Yep, I totally did.) Also, if you scroll down to the end of this post, you’ll see a photo of me crossing off an item on my bucket list — riding a camel. Her name’s Suzie, and we were basically instant best friends. 😉

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