Roam through the patch or pick from the pile to select your perfect pumpkin.
The heart and soul of Just Piddlin Farm is the ability to provide an inviting, relaxed atmosphere where parents can bring their children to the farm to experience agriculture. They have the ability to pull their own pumpkin from the vine after searching acres of pumpkins for that perfect one; whether it is the biggest they can find or just the biggest they can carry.
The patch also provides a unique educational experience for both kids and adults alike by seeing different, bugs, weeds and varieties of items growing in the patch. You will sometimes see honey bees pollinating pumpkin blossoms and see how God made things work in harmony to support each other. How the pumpkin blossom provides nectar for the bee and the bee pollinates the blossom to make the pumpkin is best witnessed up close. You can see this and more while you have fun roaming the patch.
We will always have a large selection of pumpkins in the barn, in the shade, to choose from as well. You will be amazed at all the different varieties of pumpkins as you will see below.
Pie Pumpkin – Great size for children to pack around and easy to paint. It is also a good eating pumpkin with good flavor – this size will provide enough for one pie
Giant Pumpkins – Grab your attention, mainly used for large displays; colors range from dark red-orange, pink, blue, peach, etc.
Peanut Pumpkins – Some call them ugly but for sure it is a conversation piece! The peanut like shell appearance can range from a few to being completely covered. You can eat ‘em but they don’t taste like peanut butter.
Jack-o-lantern Pumpkin – comes in all shapes and sizes, I always say the most important part of the pumpkin is the handle (or stem) for you city folk
Fairytale Pumpkin – decorative pumpkin that is good for eating, it is sweet and flavor able
White pumpkins – great for adding a little contrast to your display, good for painting. Actually good flavor for cooking
Mini Pumpkins – “pocket pumpkin” just the right size for a child to put in their pocket. Come white or orange; great for table top displays
Summer Squash – great color for decorating or eating. Often baked with the taste of a sweet potato
Cinderella Pumpkin – Rouge Vif d’Etampes’ one of the most popular decorating items. It has a thick, sweet flesh, very good for eating.