Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pumpkin Patches 2015 - Spooner Farms, WA

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PUMPKIN PATCHES!

Let’s get real. They’re a favorite, right? This weekend I was supposed to go apple picking but this crazy state’s harvest was up and every single place I checked online had transitioned into their Fall Festival season. For those of you city folk, that’s really just a fancy term for “Apple picking is done, Summer is gone, Let’s welcome Fall with a pumpkin patch”. 

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I was luckily enough to grab a great friend of mine and head out towards Puallup. There’s an adorable little farm called Spooner Farms which is in Puyallup, WA. It’s a family owned and operated farm. They have every single type of squash imaginable! What is wonderful about this farm is that parking and entry are free. They do charge for the corn maze and, obviously, for their produce but you can walk around for hours and go to the petting barn for nothing. I ended up walking out with spaghetti squash and an scorn squash. I know, both which I could pick up at the grocery store but, again, I’m supporting my state and our local farmers by purchasing these ones! I didn’t get a pumpkin yet. I will, it’s just not time yet. 

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So many decision for that kid to make behind me... It's a hard life choosing your own tiny pumpkin.
There were tons of little kiddos out there in their Seahawks gear, being rolled around in barrels and sling shooting mini pumpkins into clowns mouths. It was a super family friendly area. It had terrific carnival style food truck grub. Huge batter fried polish corn dogs, ice cream, mini donuts and corn on the cobb. I was very good and didn’t have any but I will tell you that one of my all time favorite treats in life is corn on the cobb. YUM.  After walking around we walked through the general store and checked out their fudge, which I didn’t buy (I suddenly feel so boring) and their jams!

My friend bought a lovely Harvest Apple scented soy candle that was made in Oregon. Since we are both from Oregon, we felt it was our due diligence to represent our lovely state and she bought a candle. Guys, remember, I’m on a budget!  I will say though that my squash is going to go a long ways! I already found a terrific recipe for Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash, which I’m going to have to make paleo. Why must they put dairy in everything? Stay tuned that will probably be a post for the future. I love spaghetti squash. I’ve recent turned my roommate into a lean mean spaghetti squash devouring machine. It’s a quick and easy way to cut the carbs down and pack yourself full of vitamins. Win/Win. I generally make an Italian sausage sauce but since I will be making my acorn squash with sausage, I’m going to sub for beef or shredded chicken. Who’s to know! I’ll try and make a post on that too. 

One of my co-workers mentioned that I should be posting more of what I eat since I cook so much. I’ve been trying to bring my lunch in everyday. Day 1 and 2 are checked off. Let’s see if I can make it the full week, shall we?

 Anyways,photos are below! 

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Spooner Farms, Puyallup Washington, Washington Farms, Washington Pumpkin patch, pumpkin patch, pumpkins


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This photo makes me smile. Just seeing that Dad with his kiddo. <3 


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Where do you go get your pumpkins? Where’s your favorite farm?

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