One benefit of living here is real pumpkin patches. When I was growing up in Pasadena, we used to drive up to Carpenteria around Halloween to a pumpkin patch. It was a fun trip. As our son grows up, we have been going to Bierwagen’s in Chicago Park. Flower Farm outside of Auburn is another good “patch.” This year, while dropping our FoodWineArt magazines at the wineries, businesses and mailboxes (like the Carville’s) along the Colfax Hwy., I stopped at Bierwagen’s, visited with Jim, handed him some copies and bought a pumpkin and some cider. Jim told me the pumpkin patch business was outstanding this year (more so than apples, which suffered from the late rain). Hope you have a Happy Halloween! Here’s one of the pumpkins we carved this morning.
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