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.
We are visiting patches all over the county to give you a taste of what these local farms have for you to enjoy. Fourth on our list is Bi-Z- Farms in North Vancouver.
Founded by the Zimmerman Family in 1872, the property is one of the longest running family farms in Southwest Washington. Over the years, the family has worked the land for crops as well as operated a chicken hatchery in the many buildings that still stand today.
Some six generations of Zimmerman’s work at the farm year-round or during pumpkin patch season. All the pumpkins at Bi-Zi Farms are grown on-site, as well as many of the vegetables and corn sold at the farm store.
During pumpkin patch season, the farm is literally swarming with people and families. The activities available are numerous; ranging from the corn maze, to the hay bale pyramid, the apple cider pressing, the farm animal petting zoo, the pumpkin launch slingshots, the fresh food, the tractor-pulled hayrides, and of course the thousands of pumpkins waiting to be picked.
Admission to Bi-Zi is $12 per person, and $10 for seniors. Admission includes one pumpkin, a hot drink or two shots at the pumpkin launch. There is limited, but adequate parking and weekends are as busy as a fair.
The wagon ride to and from the pumpkin patch, all the mazes and play areas as well as access to the various farm activities are included in admission also. Live music will be performed at every weekend the patch is open this month.
The rest of the year, the family’s farm store remains open and sell different produce and fresh food during different seasons, such as spring when flowers bloom April through June.
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!