Come by the UBC Farm or Southlands Heritage Farm in October to pick up a pumpkin for decoration, carving or eating. The pumpkin patches are as local as it gets for Kits residents looking for a jack-o-lantern grown close to home. Plus, both locations are available by transit.
At the UBC Farm, carving pumpkins are $5-$10 and cooking pumpkins are $15-$20. U-pick is available during the farm’s open hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm through October or while supplies last.
At Southlands Heritage Farm at Balaclava and W 51st, see the horses, pet the goats, and chose a pumpkin while you explore the old apple orchard. Open daily through October from 9am-5pm. Check in at the office upon arrival and explore the farm on a self-guided tour. Admission is by donation and pumpkins are only $5 each.
UBC Farm, 6182 South Campus Road, 604-822-5092, Landfood.ubc.ca/ubcfarm
Southlands Heritage Farm, 6767 Balaclava Street, 604-261-1295, Southlandsfarms.com
Last modified: October 17, 2011