For Halloween fun…
The Mabey Pumpkin Patch!
10090 So 1000 W., South Jordan. Phone: 801-254-1261. Open: Monday To Saturday, 9:00am to 8:30pm
First, we, meaning my sweet husband Eric and I, went to Gardner Village. We were sure there would be pumpkins there! BUT, even though there were holiday festivities, decorations and hayrides galore, there were no pumpkins for sale! ZERO. I was BUMMED!
EERRRRIIIICCCCC!!!! Where are the PUMPY-KINS!!!????? (stomp stomp stomp)
Worried I would turn into a six-year-old (even more) and throw a (worse) temper tantrum, Eric quickly found a pumpkin patch using the GPS on his phone. GOD BLESS YOU STEVE JOBS. But first I made Eric pose with all of the Witches at Gardner Village.
Eric knew he only had a half an hour or so before my happiness from the fudge wore off, so he quickly put me in the car and took me to the Mabey Pumpkin Patch.
IT WAS WONDERFUL!!! Yes, it was freezing and I was not dressed appropriately. I mean, I was wearing leather ballet flats, HELLO, pumpkins grow in the dirt! But! It was so fun nonetheless. A very nice family greeted us and told us we could take a “Pumpkin Barrow” out in the fields. This obviously thrilled me.
I think they were a tad overwhelmed by my enthusiasm, seeing as how I was giddier than a kindergartner jacked up on Fun Dip. But they were polite all the same. I ran though the field screaming,
“No I want the green pumpkins! The green ones!!”
And Eric slowly wheeled the Pumpkin Barrow behind me while I took as much time choosing pumpkins as I did our living room couch.
In the end we got nine wonderful pumpkins. And they were only $16!! Talk about a steal. I got two green ones, one white one, two tiny stripped ones, one tiny white one, one HUGE orange one (that’s Eric’s) a little orange one, and a squatty Cinderella pumpkin that’s almost red. I LOVE IT. Here’s how I felt in the field.
Anyway. I really think a pumpkin patch is the way to go for all your pumpkin needs. Don’t cop out and just get the Albertson’s pumpkin. Plus, the lady assured me the pumpkins would last until Thanksgiving. I mean that’s value!
So, I hope you can make it out for some Halloween fun soon. If I make a lovely table scape with my pumpkins I’ll post it…and then I’ll head over the Arctic Circle for my senior citizen discount right after I watch my favorite episode of Matlock.
Til then…Would you look at those mountains!
PUMPKIN YOUR FACE OFF!