Pumpkin time is near and the big orange gourds are growing on their vines. If you’d like to grab the kids and go pick your own Halloween pumpkins, here’s a handy list of where to go at Half Moon Bay, pumpkin capital of the world.
Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm
Farmer John’s is one mile north of Highway 92 on Highway 1 in Half Moon Bay. Telephone: (650) 726-4980. Sixty varieties are available, hayrides, cornstalks, and a picnic area, too.
Bob’s Pumpkin Farm
Open seven days a week throughout October, Bob’s is five miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1. Farm animals, farm-fresh vegetables and a picnic area. Telephone: (650) 726-4567.
Open daily in October, Lemos Farm has a petting zoo, ghost train rides, hayrides, a haunted house. Located at 12320 San Mateo Road in Half Moon Bay. Telephone: (650) 726-2342.
Pastorino’s Pumpkin Farm offers train rides, hay rides, ponies, farm animals, giant slides, plus a haunted house and face painting on weekends in October at 12391 San Mateo Road, Hald Moon Bay. Pick your own pumpkin in the field. Telephone: (650) 726-6440.
Arata’s Pumpkin Farm
Arata’s Pumpkin Farm is six acres with a playland, hay maze, train ride, petting zoo, haunted barn and a picnic area. Located at 185 Verde Road in Half Moon Bay. Telephone: (650) 726-7548.