Get in the Fall Spirit By Pumpkin Picking at These Pumpkin Patches


Fall is finally in the air here on the Upper West Side! And, as everyone young and old is well-aware, there’s no better way to get in the autumn spirit than by going pumpkin picking as Halloween gets closer and closer.

If you’re ready to carve a pumpkin with the kids, paint it or just display it as some authentic fall décor in your Sagamore apartment, then visit these farms that offer pumpkin picking this month. You better hurry though if you’re looking for that perfect pick!

Decker Farm, located at 435 Richmond Hill Rd, Staten Island which is about 45 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a 19th century farm that becomes a fall wonderland during October, offering tons of activities that are sure to get you in the spirit right away.

Pumpkins are set out in a field for kids to ‘pick,’ and there is also a hayride, small cornstalk maze and face painting. Plus, if you visit during Old Home Day on Sunday, October 21, you can also see costumed crafts people doing old-school trades such as stone carving and tinsmithing.

Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens which is about 40 minutes from your Sagamore apartment, pumpkin ‘picking’ set upon a lawn, which is great for the kids to get the full fall experience.

The price of your picked pumpkin is based on its size, plus on weekdays, you can also buy one in the farm gift shop. There is no admission fee to enter the pumpkin patch. While you’re there, make sure that you check out their corn maze!


Decker Farm

435 Richmond Hill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 351-1611


Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY 11004

(718) 347-3276