Holiday shopping for pumpkins in Steady Brook

Some families on the west coast are already moving on from Thanksgiving and looking around a local lot for their Halloween pumpkins.
Families visit Lomond's Farms in Steady Brook to pick their Halloween pumpkins and take advantage of the holiday weekend. (CBC)

Some families on the west coast are already moving on from Thanksgiving and looking around a local lot for their Halloween pumpkins.

Paul Lomond, with Lomond’s Farms in Steady Brook, said a lot of people have been making the journey out to his farm during the holiday weekend to pick out their pumpkins.

Paul Lomond says more families have been coming out on Thanksgiving weekend each year to pick their pumpkins for Halloween. (CBC)

"It's been fantastically busy," Lomond said. "I think it has probably increased maybe two-fold over last year, but the weather has certainly helped. It's been cold in the night time, but it’s been great in the day for this type of activity."

Lomond said he's been expanding the u-pick section to get families involved in more activities on the farm.

"The first year we had kind of a place where you could do some sort of photo opportunities, where people could take their kids and get a few pictures and we've kind of expanded on it over the last two years, put in a few witches," he said.

"They seem to enjoy it, and I think it's an opportunity to get out and do something different and get the kids out so they can see where a pumpkin actually comes from, versus coming off a supermarket shelf."

Lomond said he has already sold 3,000 pumpkins, with still two weeks left until Halloween.

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