Pumpkin patch season is here at Pingle’s Farm Market in Clarington

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Published August 31, 2023 at 11:45 am

It’s harvest season in Clarington and that means the annual Harvest Fest at Pingle’s Farm is back.

(Sightings of the Great Pumpkin at the farm are as yet unsubstantiated.)

Corn mazes, a play land for kids, wagon rides and pick-your-own pumpkins, strawberries, corn and tomatoes are a few of the highlights on this popular event at the Taunton Road farm located just a few kilometres east of Oshawa.

The family-owned farm has been in the corn maze and pick-your-own business since 1987 and now has new owners after Walter and Colleen Pingle retired in 2020 and sold the farm to the McKay family of Port Perry.

Some enhancements since then include adding a bar, The Thirsty Goat, for visitors to wet their whistles after picking produce in the field or after navigating through the 6.5-acre corn maze.

Pingle’s is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday; 9-6 Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday and 9-5 Tuesday through Thursday. The Pingle’s Market store is open seven days a week.

Currently in season are strawberries, wildflowers and lavender, beans, corn, cherry and grape tomatoes and Paula Red apples. Coming this weekend and through September and October is ginger gold and McIntosh apples, beefsteak tomatoes and, of course, pumpkins.

Tickets start at $5. Tuesday to Thursday admission includes entry to the pick-your-own areas, playland and animal area and the corn maze. Weekend tickets include wagon rides and access to live music and picnic table seating at the Harvest Festival food & drink area.

For more information on Pingle’s Farm Market visit https://pinglesfarmmarket.com/

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