October is pumpkin season! From pies, decorating, to plucking them straight from the patch. Carving might be the staple of all of those activities, but what to do with all of the gooey pumpkin insides? We have the solution! And it’s a recipe! After you have successfully removed the pulp, clean off those seeds and throw them in the oven for a nice snack.  Check out this recipe we found from Taste of Home.

Roasted Pumpkins Seeds

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • (optional) 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 250°. Toss seeds with remaining ingredients; spread evenly into a greased foil-lined 15x10x1-in. pan.
  2. Bake 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase oven setting to 325°. Bake until dry and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

This pumpkin seeds recipe is a great way to use your pumpkin guts! If you still haven’t gotten your pumpkin’s yet stop on by to pick your own! Go to our website for more information about our pumpkin patch and stop by Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and between 10am and 4pm on Sunday. We hope to see you soon. Happiness grows here!

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Coming up with social distancing dates this fall may not be easy, but we are here to help. We came up with some of our favorite activities that you can do while staying safe.

Here are 5 fall date ideas:

  1. Go to a pumpkin patch and then carve the pumpkins. Going to a pumpkin patch gives you a great opportunity to take cute couple pictures and find the perfect pumpkin! Or maybe you already found them? Then once you get home nothing says I love you like a handful of pumpkin guts.
  2. Go on a nice fall day hike. As the leaves begin to change and the weather gets cooler there will be opportunities to go on hikes where you won’t get sweaty and will have great fall foliage pictures to share.
  3. Have a scary movie marathon. Get the popcorn and candy ready then cuddle under a cozy blanket while having a scary movie marathon! Or if your partner does not like scary movies go for a fall aesthetic movie like When Harry Met Sally.
  4. Go on a picnic and jump in some leaves. Picnic under the changing leaves will make for a perfect date. Even if you are just in your backyard this date can be memorable. Grab a rack and make the biggest pile of leaves you can and then jump in just like you are kids!
  5. Bake a pie. Every fall day has a great opportunity to stay inside and bake! Harvest season offers many different opportunities for unique flavors.

If your fall date needs a pumpkin patch or fall-themed treats, we’re open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Please remember that you do need to make a reservation before coming to the pumpkin patch. Stop by and we can help make your fall date special!

Apples, Apples, Apples! What to do with all of those apples! They do say an apple a day keeps the doctor away… but they never specified exactly how to eat that apple! You could bite right into it, cut it up, drink it in a smoothie, or make it into a sweet dish. We have a great apple crisp recipe for you from Taste of Home.

Winning Apple Crisp

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press half into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish or a 9-in. square baking pan. Cover with apples.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thick and clear. Pour over apples. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 60-65 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 426 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

If you’ve already eaten all of your apples or need some fresh ones, we have plenty to go around! Go to our website to use our online ordering system and have your apples ready for pick up! We’re open from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Happiness grows here!