Whether you need one for your Jack O’ Lantern, pie, or a seasonal homebrew, getting the right pumpkin from the right place is a fun way to celebrate fall in New England. There are countless pumpkin patches our there, and here are a few of our favorites.
Hanson’s Farm is 152-acres of rustic fun right in Framingham. With 180 varieties of fruits and vegetables it’s one of the best farmstands inside 495. Bring the family and hitch a ride on the Haunted Hayride or navigate their amazing corn maze, then wrap up by picking a few pumpkins to load in the car.
Bonus: they also let you pick your own flowers until the first frost of winter!
A perennial favorite among kids and adults, Shelburne Farm is the oldest pick-your-own apple orchard in eastern Massachusetts. But the fun doesn’t stop with the apples, grab pumpkins and gourds in all shapes and sizes from their pumpkin patch.
While you’re there, check out the tractor-tastic playground and rides and snack on a can’t-be-beat apple cider donut (or ten!)
Boston Public Market is an outpost of agricultural New England right in the heart of the city. A fixture of the Haymarket neighborhood since it opened in 2015, visit any day of the week for produce, handmade crafts, or even a bite to eat!
Check out Red Apple Farms for a selection of pumpkins that varies based on what’s growing well this year.
Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street, Boston, MA