Pumpkin Information

Pumpkin Season (usually from mid-September to early November)

The Hugli’s have been growing pumpkins for over 11 years and offer a variety of sizes, shapes & colours, as well as a large assortment of gourds & squash. You will also see giant pumpkins growing in the field, weighing over 500 pounds.

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The pumpkin patch offers a great backdrop for your fall family photos. So don’t forget your cameras!

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Picked pumpkins & gourds are available for sale from the deck at the country gift store.

Fall Family Fun/Pumpkin Season

Our pumpkin patch is open during our fall family fun season (Sept 14 – Oct 31). Admission to the Fall Family Fun activities includes access to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin (pumpkins sold separately). Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and the shows are available on the weekends. We have complimentary pull wagons that can be used to bring back your pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.

Nutritional Benefits

Next time you are carving a pumpkin, do not throw away the pulp or the seeds – instead, boil, bake or cook them in any form you like. Pumpkins’ bright orange colour is due to the high amount of carotenoids present in them. Carotenoids assist in staving off the free radicals in the body, and help in preventing premature ageing, cardiovascular diseases and other infections. It is also high in Lutein & Zeaxanthin, which protect the eyes against free radical damage and prevent the formation of cataracts and degeneration of the eye tissues. Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of essential fatty acids. Regular consumption of pumpkin (both seeds and flesh) can promote the health of your eyes and boost your immune system remarkably. The high Vitamin C content in pumpkins also offers protection against various forms of cancer.