The Harvest Season is in full swing at The Pumpkin Patch. The time of year when this Sauvie Island mainstay draws swarms of city-dwellers to its gourd-filled fields and welcomes them with a combination of activities and hospitality which have made it a great Northwest pumpkin patch experience for a generation.
The pumpkin patch, apart from serving as a warm up for the all important Christmas tree selection season, is a wonderful family tradition in its own right. It involves, in no particular order, eating, hayrides, climbing hay pyramids, tromping through corn mazes, petting farm animals, and of course, locating the perfect pumpkin to display on one’s front porch.
On Sauvie Island’s Pumpkin Patch Farm, located at 16511 NW Gillihan Road, the regular festival fare is supplemented by their outstanding produce market and, what just may be the highlight of the pumpkin patch season, the Cow Train.
What exactly is the Cow Train? In literal terms it is a small tractor pulling about a dozen modified barrels with names like Bessie and Chloe over a course through pumpkin and corn fields at moderate speeds to give the rider the perfect balance of velocity and agitation.
Who thought cows and tractors could be so much fun?
If it is not in your autumn plans already, we encourage you to participate in this Great Northwest tradition at The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island or any of the other great family farms in the area which open their fields annually to give the city dwellers a taste of fun on the farm.
Your pumpkin is waiting!