Kuipers Family Farm

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I love everything about fall.  Leaves falling on the ground, football games on the television and eating anything with pumpkin spice. For all you beach lovers and sun worshippers, you can have summer with the heat and humidity. While you deal with your frizzy hair (yes, I see what humidity does to you), I shelter up at home and wait for fall. I prefer to wear jeans and bulky sweaters while sipping on hot chocolate. And not reapplying sunscreen every 45 minutes.

This weekend, instead of running errands and constantly being on the go, we’re having some fun. We’re taking in one of my favorite fall activities: visiting our local pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patches always seem to be in the middle of no where. After driving such a long distance you want to be sure it’s worth your time and effort. I mean, if the pumpkin patch is similar to something I can grow in my backyard, it’s definitely NOT worth the price of admission.

That’s why I like Kuipers Family Farm. It’s not just about the pumpkins. There are tons of other free activities to do. Last year Brecken and I spent at least 30 minutes going down the giant slide. And that corn maze? We sure did get lost. And maybe took a short cut through the corn stalks. Shh, don’t tell anyone. Even better than the activities and the pumpkins? THE FOOD. I’m kind of drooling thinking about the donuts. Oh well, only 12 more hours and I’ll be there. Donuts and hot chocolate in hand.

About Kuipers Family Farm

kuipers family farm in Chicago area Fall season began at Kuipers Family Farm on August 24th when the orchard opened for apple picking (Sat & Sun only) and the aroma of fresh apple cider doughnuts, home-baked pies, fudge, pasteurized apple cider and hand-spun caramel apples from The Orchard Shop and Bakery lingered in the air. September 21st the west side of the farm opened for some down-on-the-farm-fun like The Maize Corn Maze, hayrides, farm animals, a haunted forest, tractor tire mountain, peddle tractor derby, nature walk, jumping pillows,  pumpkin picking and much more.

Be sure to catch the Pig Races and The Cowboy Randy Roping Show on the weekends.  The Pumpkin Farm is a great place to host your child’s birthday party or visit with your Scout group (see website for package details).  November and December at the farm is dedicated to the holidays with pies and specialty foods for entertaining, unique gifts for giving and of course, Christmas trees.  Harvest your own right from the fields or select a freshly harvested Fraser Fir from their huge selection. Until 10/31 you can save money by taking advantages of their specials. You can find out their latest deals here.

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