Pumpkin Picking

October is in full swing, which can only mean one thing – it’s pumpkin picking season!

You guys know how much I love fresh, seasonal produce. So you can imagine my excitement when my boyfriend and I arrived at Hewitt’s Farm and were greeted with rows upon rows of every type of squash you can imagine – including the hugest pumpkins!

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We had the best time strolling through the pumpkin patch, admiring all the different shapes and sizes. Elliott was on the hunt for the most majestic specimen, but I have a soft spot for the small, bumpy ones!

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Of course, I ended up falling in love with a huge, slightly squished pumpkin – I just had to have it. Now to figure out the most creative carving idea in time for Halloween night – I’m determined to beat Elliott this year!

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One thing I wasn’t expecting to find was the highly sought-after kabocha squash – it’s an essential in Japanese cooking and is notoriously hard to find in the UK. I’ve been majorly craving pumpkin korroke lately, so we were thrilled to pick up a perfect kabocha for less than £2!

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From now on I’ll be making a point to visit Hewitt’s Farm every season, to take advantage of their huge selection of fresh produce. If you don’t feel like picking your own, they have a fully-stocked farm shop with an array of fruits and vegetables gathered that morning.

Make sure to bring plenty of cash and a few strong bags to hold your produce – I guarantee you won’t be leaving empty-handed!

I’m a firm believer in celebrating each season, and I can’t think of a better way to honour the month of October than a visit to the local pumpkin patch. I feel so grounded and content when I make the effort to be mindful and truly appreciative of the little things in life, and I’m so grateful for these chilly autumn days.

Halloween, I’m ready for you!

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