20.10.15

Picking Pumpkins at Garsons Farm

I have never really been a fan of Autumn, I like summer far too much you see. I love the warmth, being outdoors, holidays, summer clothes and Autumn has always felt like a stark reminder that summer is over and Winter is well and truly on it's way!
Well now that I have children I find myself enjoying Autumn more and more as we begin to develop our family traditions. The children love putting up halloween decorations and although we're not that keen on Trick or Treating, we definitely love pumpkins!! I really wanted to take the children to a pumpkin patch this year to chose a pumpkin and a few of the mamas that I've spoken to at E's school recommended Garsons farm to us.


Garsons Farm is a pick your own farm in Surrey, it took us about 45 minutes to get there from central London. When we arrived we couldn't believe our eyes, there were literally thousands of pumpkins in all different shapes, sizes and colours, it was quite amazing!!








Not only were there pumpkins but there were plenty of other fruit & veg still in season for us to gather. We picked sweetcorn & squash.....


..... and Strawberries, which I didn't think would be in season so late in the year but here they were and boy they were good!!


We also found thousands of delicious raspberries which we brought home to make some yummy jam!



My city kids had the absolute time of their lives running around picking fruit and breathing the fresh country air. Rufio cried when we left the farm, he had so much fun and wanted to stay longer. We came back with a boot full of fresh fruit, vegetables and even flours for a fraction of what we would pay in the super market. Plus we had an educational day out as the kids learned about where our fruit & veg come from. A brilliant idea for half-term if any of you are stuck for ideas.

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  1. I loved this photo when I saw it on instagram, thank you for sharing the whole story with me on #CountryKids. I think I can even see my old house in your photos! We lived right next to Garson's Farm before selling up and buying Coombe Mill 13 years ago. It is a great little country farm and if you get a chance to return at Christmas mine would spend hours watching the little electric train and marveling over the decorations. There wasn't a pumpkin patch back when we were there but they have always had PYO in summer. Lovely to see it is still doing well, thriving and developing new ideas.

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    1. What a gorgeous place to have lived! We've been thinking of moving out of London for some time now and this area is right up there for us. Thanks for the Christmas recommendation, we'll definitely go back they already had a few decorations out and they looked lovely but we didn't have time to have a good look. I'd like to stock up on some bits and pieces from the farm shop too, can't wait to do PYO again next summer xx

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  2. I'd love to go to a pumpkin patch! Looks like you all had so much fun. Such lovely photos too x

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    1. They seem to be springing up all over the country - according to my Instagram feed :) Hopefully there's one near you xx

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  3. that pumpkin patch looks amazing, we just dont have pick your own around here. I simply adore that photo of dad and son with the hug and kiss, just beautiful. It is lovely to see children run free while learning about nature. Looks and sounds like a great day was had.
    Lots of different squashes around the colours and sizes amaze me in the supermarkets.
    Autumn is my favourite time of the year, love the colours and temperature and the sunsets. #countrykids

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    1. Thank you!! I love that photo too :) Shame there isn't a PYO near you, I'd never been before and we all had so much fun xx

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  4. We went on Monday :) I hadn't been to Garsons before but had seen it mentioned else where. There were still loads it was a great fun. Love you photos and strawberries too this time of year!! :) #CountryKids

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    1. It's brilliant isn't it?! I've been sending all my friends there with their kids over half term and everyone loves it. Still can't believe that there were strawberries this time of year! xx

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