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Pumpkin Delight

There's always something that feels special about the sights, smells and tastes of the fall season! What says fall like pumpkins?

Start or continue a fall tradition by picking just the right pumpkin at Rader Family Farms!

Pick-your-own pumpkins is available every day of the season. We encourage you to grab a wagon from outside the maze building, check out clippers and take a leisurely stroll to the field to select that perfect pumpkin for carving or decorating. Most pumpkins are sold per pound.  

Pumpkin Facts & Trivia!

U-Pick pumpkins are just the beginning. We also have dozens of varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds, including edibles and ornamentals, plus corn stalks, hay bales and mums to decorate for the fall season!

To get the most out of your U-pick pumpkin, use clippers to cut the stem, but do not pick pumpkins up by the stem. Instead, pick the pumpkin up from the bottom. That will protect the stems. Plus, fresh stems can be prickly. Would you like to learn more about the anatomy of a pumpkin? Learn about all the parts of a pumpkin!

Of course we also have hundreds of pumpkins, gourds and squash already picked and just waiting for you to choose them in the main produce area. That includes lots of edibles. Most produce is sold by weight.  

They come in all shapes, sizes and colors! There are all sorts of pumpkins and there's definitely one for everyone! We have great carving pumpkins ranging from 25 to 100 pounds with outstanding stems.  

Pumpkin munchkins and miniatures are as cute as they sound! Children love them and they're perfect for fall decorating with a variety of sizes, shapes and color variations.

Cotton Candy and Moonshine pumpkins are some of the pumpkins you can find on the farm. They have a striking white color, slight ribbing and smooth skin, which makes them ideal for painting. These range from 8 to 12 pounds. Polar Bear pumpkins have similar traits but weigh in at 30 to 65 pounds!  

Come visit us at Rader Family Farms -- you're sure to find the perfect pumpkin in our patch!!

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