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My Favorite Pumpkin Patch

My Favorite Pumpkin Patch

There’s a small farm market in Northern Michigan that holds a special place in my heart. My grandmother used to take me there when I was just a little girl and I’ve been going there ever since. It’s one of my favorite places! It’s called Bill’s Farm Market and it’s up near our cottage in Petoskey, Michigan.

Bill's Farm Market

It’s a the real deal! It’s a family owned market that’s been around for more than 100 years. We try and go at least once a week in the summer. It’s so fun to see how the market changes throughout the season.View at Bills Farm Market

In the fall it’s extra special!

Spectacular Fall Pumpkins

As you can see it’s Pumpkin-tastic! I’ve never seen so many! From white pumpkins to blue hubbard squash, bright orange fairytale pumpkins, and my favorite the green Cinderella pumpkins.

Blue Hubbard Squash

Fairytale Pumpkins

Pumpkin Varieties

Here’s a picture of my daughter, Ireland holding her prized pumpkin a few years ago.  She always loved the bumpy creepy ones, too.

Ireland in Pumpkin Patch

Peanut Pumpkins

Besides picking out way too many pumpkins, I think the most fun watching the little ones!

Kids at Bills Farm Market

It’s so cute watching them struggle to pick out the perfect pumpkin. Not to mention, watching them try to carry them. Some of them are pretty heavy.

Kids at Bills Farm Market

Need some fun ideas on what to do with your pumpkins besides carving them? You gotta make my Dinner in a Pumpkin and my Pumpkin Dip in a hollowed out pumpkin! They are both so good! I serve chili in small hollowed out pumpkins too! So, go ahead! Pick up a few extra pumpkins this year and cook up some memories!

Dinner in a Pumpkin

Pumpkin Dip in Hollow Pumpkin

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