See the beauty of the season at your local pumpkin patches
VANCOUVER — 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. First on our list is Vancouver Pumpkin Patch at Velvet Acres Gardens in East Vancouver.
Located just off Ward Road in Orchards, Vancouver Pumpkin Patch sits right outside many neighborhoods, but still has that country vibe; being very close to Hockinson and Camas.
Area farmer Gary Boldt, started his farm in 1972 as a dairy farm. Today, they have acres and acres of u-pick vegetables, dairy land and of course, thousands of grown-on-site pumpkins.
The patch is open for the rest of the month of October, and costs $7 for admission which includes a pumpkin, hayride ticket, the petting zoo, the hay pyramid, and corn maze. The hayride runs from open to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Group rates are also available and a party room is already set up. Many area elementary schools and prep schools, including Kiddie Academy, have taken field trips to the farm.
After you pick your pumpkin, you can head over to the farm store, where fresh produce, honey, treats, and more are all available for sale. During the rest of the year, Velvet Acres is open for u-pick produce and flowers.
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!