Pumpkin patches Schools & Kids, posted by Ada, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 12, 2008 at 10:55 am
There seems to be fewer and fewer pumpkin paches around. Los Altos and Montain View pumpkin patches are gone. What is left? I do not want to spend hours sitting in traffic on highway 92 and do not like the huge crowds in HMB patches. Are there any alternatives?
Posted by Palo Parent, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on Oct 20, 2008 at 8:59 am
That patch on San Antonio next to Sears is Grampa's Pumpkin Patch. or many years it used to be located where the soccer fields are now at El Camino and Page Mill. It's run by a local resident and turns into a Christmas tree lot after Halloween. It's very kid-friendly: critters for petting, two jump houses, hay rides and a a haunted house, etc. It's pretty pedestrian but at least they are trying to entertain the kids. We like to go there as it's a welcome breath of fresh air from our hurried lives.
Posted by Vanessa, a resident of the South of Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm
I also went to Webb Ranch on Alpine Road. Really cute. They have all sorts of varieties of novelty pumpkins in different colors, shapes and sizes. They also have a little farmer's market right there with lots of really nice looking organic produce. Of course, there were decorations and a haunted house and hayrides as well.
Posted by Palo Parent, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on Oct 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm
I would like to append my recent recommendation. Just went here for the first time this year and they are now charging adults $3 and kids $2 each just to walk on the lot. I mean, WTF! A total turnoff if you ask me. Just please charge more for the pumpkins if you have to for gosh sakes. As it is, their pumpkins are pretty high-priced. We will not be going back. I mean come on, it's a Sears parking lot covered with straw!
I wonder if they will be charging to look at Christmas trees this year? Every year without fail we fill out a "discount mailer postcard" and have never received one back. OK, I feel better now.