Heart of the Harvest: Joe’s Place Farms

See the beauty of the season at your local pumpkin patches 

VANCOUVER — We are more than half-way through October, and the Fall has officially ushered in the season of harvest and autumnal activities; chiefly among them is the pumpkin patch.

Joe’s Place Farms sells a wide variety of pumpkins in size and in type. They are arranged by color and size in fields between the corn maze and the fort maze. Photo by Chris Brown
Joe’s Place Farms sells a wide variety of pumpkins in size and in type. They are arranged by color and size in fields between the corn maze and the fort maze. Photo by Chris Brown

We are visiting patches all over the county to give you a taste of what these local farms have for you to enjoy. Third on our list is Joe’s Place Farms’ pumpkin patch in East Vancouver.

Just off Mill Plain Boulevard, Joe’s Place Farms has been a part of the local farming community for decades, with the original family farm beginning in 1946. Over the years, the city and the surrounding developments have surrounded the farm, but it is still a vibrant location for u-pick produce, Christmas tree sales and of course the pumpkin patch.

At Joe’s Place Farms, wheelbarrows are provided for easy transport of pumpkins from the field to your vehicle. There is no limit on how many pumpkins per person. Photo by Chris Brown
At Joe’s Place Farms, wheelbarrows are provided for easy transport of pumpkins from the field to your vehicle. There is no limit on how many pumpkins per person. Photo by Chris Brown

On site, there is plenty of available parking in the roped off gravel lot. Along the entrance are many fruit trees, and the wheelbarrow staging area is also surrounded by small apple trees. 

The actual pumpkin patches are staged on the far side of the main area, with several varieties and sizes to choose from. Under some canopies, large crates hold smaller table pumpkins and gourds. 

Activities include a large corn maze, a hay play area, a massive corn stalk teepee, a fort maze for $3 and a tractor hay ride, also for $3. Next to the hay play area are some of the largest pumpkins you’ll see, along with the entrance to the farm store. 

The Joe’s Place Farms hayride is $3 and encircles the corn maze, pumpkin fields and the main farm buildings. The tractor is running everyday the farm is open in October. Photo by Chris Brown
The Joe’s Place Farms hayride is $3 and encircles the corn maze, pumpkin fields and the main farm buildings. The tractor is running everyday the farm is open in October. Photo by Chris Brown

Joe’s Place Farms store sells a very wide variety of produce, baked goods, apples, honeys, preserves, jams, sauces, and treats from Mrs. Joe’s Bakery. The store also sells firewood and specialty Krügermann Pickles and Sauerkraut. 

From all of us at Clark County Today, we hope you have an amazing time going pumpkin picking across the county. Go grab your pumpkins today! Happy Fall!    

The corn maze at Joe’s Place Farms is free admission and covers an entire corner of the farm. The farm store also sells Indian Corn as fall decorations. Photo by Chris Brown
The corn maze at Joe’s Place Farms is free admission and covers an entire corner of the farm. The farm store also sells Indian Corn as fall decorations. Photo by Chris Brown
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Jacob Granneman is a filmmaker and writer from Clark County. He is a recent graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College, where he studied media production. He has produced documentary stories all over the Pacific Northwest and in Argentina. His passions range from loving people, to cinematography, to going on adventures in the most beautiful place on earth, i.e. his backyard. He lives with his wife in Vancouver, WA.

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