Thank you for another great pumpkin season here at the farm. The patch is closed until September, 2014
We also have a kid friendly corn maze, a straw bale tube slide, play in our corn pools, paint your own pumpkin, plant an evergreen seedling to take home and our apple sling shot again this year. $5.00 admission (2 & under free). Lots of mums, corn stalks, indian corn, pumpkins, gourds and fall/halloween decor inside from the Crafty Basket in Dover too.
Pick you own popcorn! The popcorn will need to dry a couple weeks before you can pop it - but it's great to keep on hand for a chilly fall evening. Get the kids to shell it off the cob after it has dried. The great thing about picking your own popcorn is that you can control what you put on it. Our family's favorite recipe is:
Shell dried popcorn off the cob, 1/2 cup makes a nice bowl of popped popcorn. Put about 2 Tbs Oil (use your favorite - Wildtree makes an excellent natural butter flavor grapeseed oil) in a pan with a lid. Heat at medium high heat - put a couple kernels of popcorn in the pan, place the lid on - when it starts to pop, put the rest in. Shake on the hot stovetop until the popping slows. Take off the burner - make sure it has stopped popping - pour it into a bowl and add what you want. We don't even use butter - just a little salt and parmesan cheese - yummy!