Here are a few tips we wanted to share when it comes to picking pumpkins
Wear gloves, long pants and closed toed shoes. Pumpkin vines can be prickly, so this helps it from being a scratchy experience.
Secure your keys in a deep pockets, purse or backpack. Keys have a habit of disappearing in patches, so make sure they are safe and secure.
Bring cameras with plenty of memory and battery charge. You never know when a moment with the family needs to be captured for posterity.
If carts and pruners are available, use them. Pumpkins can get heavy carrying from the patch to checkout and the parking lot.
Choose pumpkins with no soft spots or cracks and intact stems. This way they keep until Halloween. Scars, dents, or flat spots are good for carving character.
Have fun and let your creative juices loose! Pumpkins are a great canvas of creativity for carving, painting and culinary pursuits.