Every year we open our pumpkin patch at the end of September.
I started selling pumpkins from our farm when I was 5 years old. Over the years I have learned what works well. I continue to apply my expertise in the creation of my annual pumpkin patch. The patch offers carving pumpkins ranging in size from grapefruit to some over a hundred pounds. I plant a colourful assortment of pumpkin types ranging from Baby Boos to Big Max. There is also great variation in pumpkin colour including white, grey, orange, red and variegated.
For those in a hurry or not wanting to venture out to the patch I also have a wide selection of pumpkins conveniently available direct from my retail area. Plenty of wheelbarrows are available for pumpkin retrieval.
To help with Halloween or harvest fest celebrations I also have ornamental gourds, cornstalks, miniature and full-sized hay bales and sweet sugar pumpkins for baking or cooking. Have you ever tried pumpkin soup served in a hollowed out small pumpkin, you’ll never go back to bowls again!
Come and see Ladner's Halloween Headquarters! My family, staff and I all love to celebrate halloween and provide a wonderful fall display for the occasion. Come see my annual display of "scarecrows" incorporating pumpkins, gourds, other farm products, implements and good old country humour. Check out the crowd of about 100 hand carved pumpkins. These will be lit every night for the last ten days of October.
I also create a "haunted" converted quonset hot house that is ideal to get the little ones into the spooky spirit of the late harvest season. It's simply spooktacular!!!