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What a blast we all had with our Pumpkin Patch, and we hope that if you managed to join us that you had a good time too and managed to choose your best pumpkin (or 10 as many of you did). It was great to meet so many of you and share in making memories for so many people over the two weekends we were open, the photos of so many people in our field, on the Pumpkin Express, and on the straw bales surrounded by pumpkins was amazing. As well as the usual pumpkins this year we grew edible squashes, these proved to be so popular, especially the blue/grey ones called Crown Prince Variety, in fact these are the ones that are used for Pumpkin Pie in the US, and lots of people have since contacted us to share recipes and photos of their culinary masterpieces, and there were rather...

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Its going to be a Spooktacular Pumpkin Season

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    Now, those of you who live nearby, or follow us on Facebook, may have noticed our pumpkin content last Autumn as we did our first ever Pick Your Own Pumpkin season here at Laverock Hall Farm. Well, we had so much fun, and think you did too, so we’re gearing up and getting ready to welcome you all back again this year! The pumpkins are growing, the signs are being repainted, our staff are ready to help, and I’m writing this blog! We had such a blast last year, that we’re going to be bigger than last year, with some surprises to be announced once they’re all finalised!  Since we’re a working farm, we are growing so many fun varieties of pumpkins and squashes too - some we know are great for taste and cooking, others are great for growing big and carving, and some are cute or knobbly!...

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2020 it wasn't all doom & gloom

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It’s been said again and again “What a Year 2020 has been”, well, 2020 is now consigned to the History Books, thankfully, and here’s hoping that 2021 will be the year for recovery both for the economy and our freedom thanks to the vaccine that is being rolled out throughout the UK. Its been an unusual year here on the farm and a year of some firsts too.  The weather has not been kind to us or the crops sadly, the drought that arrived with the first lockdown lasted for over  three months, during the vital growing season so that our crops didn’t receive the best start which was sadly reflected in our harvest. Then when the rain arrived it was so untimely, right during the harvest and planting time for our Winter crops. It feels like it has rained every day since September, the fields are sodden and will take...

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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Event

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Spooky Halloween is almost upon us and this year we’re involved with it more than usual. You might remember that back in April, during lockdown, Chris planted a field with Pumpkins, we have lots of types planted, original orange ones, small bobbly ones and even a few white pumpkins.  Well they’ve grown and grown and its almost time for them to be picked. We had planned a Spooky spectacular in the pumpkin patch, but sadly coronavirus has meant that our extravagant plans have been reined in a little - but the Pick Your Own Pumpkins is still going to be running! It’s from the 17th to the 30tht. All you have to do is come along as a family, or on your own, stick to the guidelines of parking and walking to the Pumpkin Patch and you’re then free to walk among the pumpkins and select your very own pumpkin fresh...

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