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Fall is peak harvest season in Iowa for apples and pumpkins. Pack the family and head to a nearby orchard or pumpkin patch. Not only will you enjoy the fruits of your labor but you and your family are sure to have a great day!

Planning a trip to the Orchard or Pumpkin Patch

  • Check the website of the farm you will be attending as there are many fall festivals occurring that will offer heaps of fun activities and entertainment for the whole family
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you aren’t afraid to get dirty in
  • Bring sun gear (lotions/hats/sunglasses)
  • If going to a pick your own farm, you may want to include containers to put your fresh-picked foods in
  • Many farms offer drinks and snacks/food so you may want to bring a long some extra cash or pack a picnic and bring your own (check with the farm before going)
  • Be sure and read rules of the farm and adhere to them as they are there to help keep you safe
  • ENJOY!


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