For anyone looking to get out in the field and pick their own pumpkins this month, here are three farms in Siskiyou County that offer U-pick pumpkin patches.
1. Hunter Orchards
Located in Grenada, Hunter Orchards has been in operation for many years, but this is the first season for new owners Nicole and David Stewart.
The Stewarts supply wheelbarrows for heavy harvesting and have a hay maze set up for kids to find their way through.
Hours: Daily in October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 14431 Old Westside Rd., Grenada
2. Harris U-Pick Berry Patch and Pumpkin Farm
Located in Fort Jones, this farm is completely self-serve. Owner Jeanette Harris has been supplying a wagon full of pre-picked pumpkins for several years, but decided to open up her pumpkin patch to people who want to pick their own this year.
The pumpkin patch is three miles down the road from the wagon. Pickers should bring their own harvest tools and gloves. Bring a container, too, if you plan to pick strawberries.
Both the pumpkin wagon and the patch use the self-serve honor system of payment. Come prepared with small bills as change may not be available.
Hours: Daily in October from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Address: 7715 Eastside Rd. in Fort Jones
3. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch
Located in Weed, this is the 12 year owner Dave Burson has offered a u-pick pumpkin patch.
In addition to pumpkin picking, Papa’s Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkin-themed standees for photos, a bean bag toss, and small gift shop.
Hours: Daily in October from 10 a.m. until dark
Address: 4916 Solus Dr., Weed