See the beauty of the season at your local pumpkin patches
WOODLAND — We are 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. Second on our list is The Patch in Woodland.
Located a little ways off I-5, The Patch sits along the area known as the Woodland Bottoms not too far from the Columbia River. The sandy soil is ideal for growing very large pumpkins and gourds.
Some 20-years-ago, David and Julie Donald planted their first pumpkins for their children on the family dairy farm that still surrounds the patch. Over the years, they have expanded the patch acre-by-acre, to the large family endeavour it is today.
The family now has weekend hayrides and pumpkin bowling, as well as two corn mazes, festive props for photos, a covered hay maze, and other vegetables including corn, tomatoes and zucchini.
The Patch also featured pre-picked pumpkins right by the entrance that are available for purchase, as well as still having the traditional adventure of going into the fields to pick your own great pumpkin.
Planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and presenting is all done by family and friend volunteers each year; June through November. The Patch is open everyday in October every year.
There is no admission or parking fee, and each activity and pumpkin is priced individually; with hayrides at $2, the large corn maze at $5 and pumpkins ranging from $2 to $40 depending on the size, (they have some really big ones!)
Corn stalks, hay bales, gourds and produce is also for sale, and the full price listing can be found here. In total, The Patch sells over 60 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds.
Weather permitting, Steakburger’s food truck and Woodland’s Red Leaf Coffee will be serve food and drinks for purchase at The Patch every weekend this month.
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!