Many Cal Poly students are preparing for Halloween by decorating their homes with pumpkins. Some go to the same spots every year to buy their pumpkins, while others buy to support local farmers.
“I’m either buying my pumpkins from the Sierra Vista’s farmers market or at a patch just off of Los Osos Valley Road,” graphic communication senior Nicole Krause said. “I need jack-o’-lanterns in my house for ambiance.”
The only pumpkin senior architectural engineerDave Lambert is buying will go into a pie crust.
“I leave the pumpkin buying to my girlfriend,” Lambert said. “She already purchased them from Avila Valley Barn.”
Tenley Mcgurk, architecture senior, buys her pumpkins at the same place each October.
“Last year I bought them from Albertsons, so that’s what I’m probably going to do this year, too,” Mcgurk said.
But in case you’re still looking for the perfect spot to pick a pumpkin, here are a few local pumpkin patches that offer more harvest activities for your buck. Here are three nearby spots that are currently selling pumpkins: