Pumpkin sPatch Picnic: Three Great Bites at Local Farms
Yes, pumpkins are the star attraction. But many area farms offer crave-worthy eats as well. Save your appetite for these standouts.
Hand-dipped corn dogs
These mammoth corn dogs are a farm favorite. On weekends, the concession stand also serves pumpkin chili, cider donuts, caramel apples, roasted corn, pulled pork sandwiches and kettle corn. Did we mention the espresso stand? And the on-site bakery with cinnamon rolls and pumpkin bars? Urp.
Slow-roasted corn on the cob
The perennially popular Carpinito corn on the cob drips with melted butter, salt and spices. Head home with your pumpkins and fresh fall produce grown at this farm that’s been family owned and operated for more than 50 years in the Kent Valley.
Pulled pork sandwiches with garden-fresh slaw
Executive Chef Tana Mielke’s menu for the annual Fall Festival (one weekend of October) features the farm’s organic produce and includes Beecher’s grilled cheese sandwiches, a fall squash soup, gluten-free beet brownies, gluten-free/dairy-free zucchini bars and luscious pulled pork sandwiches. Oh, and s’mores!