Most Michiana markets will have a healthy crop of pumpkins this year, despite crop damage from summer rains and mildew.
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Whether you’re America’s next top jack-o’-lantern carver or need ingredients for your favorite pie, here are a few of the markets offering fresh pumpkins for all your needs.
Where: 5220 Middlebury St., Elkhart.
Open: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 31.
Cost: $7 or less per pumpkin, depending on size.
Description: Pumpkins from the farm are picked by Bullard’s Farm Market staff and sold in the market, which also offers other in-season veggies and fall flowers like chrysanthemums.
Where: 19498 C.R. 38, Goshen.
Open: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
Cost: 40 cents per pound.
Description: Kercher’s offers a U-Pick pumpkin patch and hayrides at its farm market, which also features a U-Pick apple orchard.
Where: 13504 Douglas Road, Mishawaka.
Open: 9 a.m. to dusk Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31.
Description: Leininger Farms features a pumpkin patch and a store where visitors can buy crafts and decorations to get in the spirit of fall.
Where: 61391 Mayflower Road, South Bend.
Open: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday from Sept. 26 to Oct. 31.
Cost: 35 cents per pound.
Description: The farm’s 5-acre U-Pick pumpkin patch opens Sept. 26. Visitors can also buy fall decorations and pre-picked pumpkins at the farm’s market.
If you don’t see your favorite pumpkin patch here, check out Flavor 574’s list of pumpkin patches in South Bend, Mishawaka and elsewhere in Michiana.