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Fun Pumpkin Themed Woodworking Projects and Local NJ Pumpkin Patches on National Pumpkin Day

It’s National Pumpkin Day! Spending quality time with our families is our favorite thing to do when we’re not working in the woodshop. Of course, given the seasonal holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving, one of our top activities to do together is to explore local Pumpkin Patches. So here’s a great list of some of our favorite local farms and pick-your-own facilities to explore.

But first, some Pumpkin Fast Facts to impress your family while you drive:

  • The word pumpkin first showed up in literature in Cinderella.

  • Pumpkins are 90% water.

  • A single pumpkin can contain over 500 individual seeds

  • Every single part of the pumpkin is edible, from skin to leaves to flowers! And you can even eat the seeds and the stem.

  • Pumpkins and Squash are high in Beta Carotene, Vitamin A, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin.

  • The earliest known recipe in America that utilized pumpkin as an ingredient was published in the 1670s, and it featured slow cooked spiced pumpkins with butter.

Wonderful Local NJ Pumpkin Patches to Check Out This Weekend

  • Allaire Community Farm in Wall Township

  • Von Thun Farms in Washington

  • R and J Farm in Galloway

  • Sahl’s Father Son Farm in Galloway

  • Abma’s Farm in Wyckoff

  • Demarest Farms in Hillsdale

  • Melick’s Town Farm in Califon

  • Phillips Farm in Milford

  • Schaefer Farms in Flemington

  • Terhune Orchards in Princeton

  • Lee Turkey Farm in East Windsor

  • VonThun’s Country Farm Market in Monmouth Junction

  • Giamarese Farm & Orchard in East Brunswick

  • Happy Day Farm in Manalapan

  • Battleview Orchards in Freehold

  • Alstede Farms in Chester

  • Conklin Farms in Montville

  • Ort Farms in Long Valley

  • Riamede Farms in Chester

  • Synder’s Farm in Somerset

  • Donaldson Farms in Hackettstown

Looking for some fun DIY Pumpkin themed projects? We’ve got you covered!

First Day of Home has these wonderful beginner woodworking project directions for DIY Wooden Pumpkins.

The Bearded Woodworker has a great way to utilize scrap wood from your shop to create 4 styles of wooden pumpkins.

Scott Brooks has a great rustic, countryside inspired DIY upcycled project creating Pallet Wood Pumpkin decor.

Create your own 3D interlocking woodworking project the whole family can help with from Steve Carmichael Workshop.

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