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. 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.
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.
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!