With the return of fall comes the annual tradition of picking pumpkins at Long Island farms, but only some locations offer the opportunity to pick gourds straight off the vine.
While some farms place pumpkins in a field, a select few allow patrons to march right into the field and find future jack-o’-lanterns in an authentic pumpkin patch.
So break out the flannel shirts and strap on some boots, because here’s a roundup of pick-your-own pumpkin farms on LI where people can score the freshest of gourds this fall. Mask and social-distancing rules apply.
56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., East Setauket, 631-689-8172, bennersfarm.com 12-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
ELWOOD PUMPKIN AND CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
1500 E Jericho Tpke., Huntington, 631-368-8626, elwoodpumpkinfarm.com 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, 3-5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment.
19 Horsemill Ln., Bridgehampton, 631-537-6154, fairviewfarmatmecox.com 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays.
FINK’S COUNTRY FARM
6242 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, 631-886-2272, finksfarm.com 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day through Nov. 1.
F&W SCHMITT FAMILY FARM
26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville. 631-271-3276, schmittfarms.com. 12-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.
633 Victory Ave., Brookhaven. 631-327-8559, Facebook.com/GloverFarmsBrookhaven 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily.
240 Montauk Hwy.,Watermill. 631-726-4667, hankspumpkintown.com 9:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. daily.
HARBES FAMILY FARMS
1223 Route 25, Jamesport, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, and 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead. 631-298-0800, harbesfamilyfarm.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at Jamesport and Mattituck farms, weekends only in Riverhead.
HELEN’S GREENHOUSE FAMILY FARM
987 Union Ave., Aquebogue. 631-722-8449, Facebook.com/Helens-Flower-Farm 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily.
38030 Route 25, Peconic. 631-734-7841. Facebook.com/KrupskiFarms 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
LENNY BRUNO FARMS
740 Wading River Rd., Manorville, 631-591-3592, lennybrunofarms.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
812 Sound Ave., Calverton. 631-929-4327, lewinfarm.com 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays.
MAY’S FARM STAND
6361 Route 25A, Wading River. 631-929-6654, maysfarmny.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday.
MILK PAIL FARM AND ORCHARD
1346 Montauk Hwy., Watermill. 631-537-2565, milk-pail.com 9.30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday- Saturday. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday.
ROTTKAMP’S FOX HOLLOW FARM
2287 Sound Ave, Baiting Hollow, 631-727-1786. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends.
SEVEN PONDS ORCHARD
65 Seven Ponds Rd., Watermill, 631-726-8015. Facebook.com/SevenPonds-Orchard 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
STAKEY’S PUMPKIN FARM
270 West Ln., Aquebogue, 631-722-3467, stakeyspumpkinfarm.com 12 p.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.
SUFFOLK COUNTY FARM
350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, ccesuffolk.org 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.
WINDY ACRES FARM
3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton. 631-727-4554, facebook.com/windy-acres-farm 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
-Compiled by Brianna Knibbs
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