October 11th, 2006
Every year my family and I pick out a big, beautiful pumpkin. We have been to Ludwig’s Market (which is no longer there, so sad) and Church Pumpkin Patches. This year we are going to Batten’s Farm. Here is their information.
Located at 5151 SW 64th Avenue, Davie, FL (between Griffin Rd. & Stirling Rd. on Davie Road). 954-792-0068
Open daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed on Wednesdays.
They have a small selection of pumpkins at this time, but will be stocking up on lots of fresh pumpkins between October 15th and 18th.
SouthFlorida.com has a nice write up on them as the Best Farmers’ Market.
To learn more about pumpkins and how to carve them, I have included a couple of sites.
- PumpkinPatchesandMore.org is an excellent resource. It has all sorts of information, including the following:
- Pumpkin Carving 101 is another great resource. It outlines every step (with photos) of the pumpkin carving process from choosing the right pumpkin to having the right tools.
For those of you looking for a faster and more convenient solution, Publix has real pumpkins with funny faces painted on them for $9.99. They’re really cute or should I say scary.
Whichever way you decide to go, make it fun and make it glow.