Pumpkin picking on Long Island

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A bumper crop of pumpkins awaits eager pickers on Long Island farms - where hay rides, corn mazes and homemade delicacies add to the allure of the annual family pilgrimage.
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Lisa from Lindenhurst

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Have to say this was the most unpleasant pumpkin picking experience I have ever had. First if all they charge you $2.00 a person just to go into the place <shocked they didnt charge us for the use of the wagon> felt more like i was at a carnival waiting on line to pick prepicked pumpkins. And it cost us a small fortune. One a scale from 1 - 10 this was certainly a minus 5
Tide Runner

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Oct 12, 2008
 
Lisa from Lindenhurst wrote:
Colonial Springs Farm
Have to say this was the most unpleasant pumpkin picking experience I have ever had. First if all they charge you $2.00 a person just to go into the place <shocked they didnt charge us for the use of the wagon> felt more like i was at a carnival waiting on line to pick prepicked pumpkins. And it cost us a small fortune. One a scale from 1 - 10 this was certainly a minus 5
You poor thing, how could they ??? You just convinced me not to go Turkey picken...
Laurie at Options Realty

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Oct 13, 2008
 
Anyone who hasn't brought the kids (or not) to a haunted corn maze on the North fork of Long Island is really missing out- it's hilarious!

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Lisa from Lindenhurst wrote:
Colonial Springs Farm
Have to say this was the most unpleasant pumpkin picking experience I have ever had. First if all they charge you $2.00 a person just to go into the place <shocked they didnt charge us for the use of the wagon> felt more like i was at a carnival waiting on line to pick prepicked pumpkins. And it cost us a small fortune. One a scale from 1 - 10 this was certainly a minus 5
You poor thing ... they let you know up front that for $2 you are entering a farm, you pay it, and then complain .. what a bummer ....
Tide Runner

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Oct 13, 2008
 
Lisa from Lindenhurst wrote:
Colonial Springs Farm
Have to say this was the most unpleasant pumpkin picking experience I have ever had. First if all they charge you $2.00 a person just to go into the place <shocked they didnt charge us for the use of the wagon> felt more like i was at a carnival waiting on line to pick prepicked pumpkins. And it cost us a small fortune. One a scale from 1 - 10 this was certainly a minus 5
Seeing a person like you, who relys on Principle...Seems like the nature part of the fun is missing at that farm...
Jacki from Farmingdale

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Oct 15, 2008
 
This farm was the cutest I have seen. It's only $2 to get in and there is no fee to park...unlike others that charge $15...just to park your car...that is ridiculous. I can't say enough good things about this farm. Pumkpin picking...corn maze...hay ride...by far the best...great for children and not very crowded at all!
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You poor thing ... they let you know up front that for $2 you are entering a farm, you pay it, and then complain .. what a bummer ....
I read a bit of sarcasm. When you have your kids exciting about going it is a real difficult to not to enter after waiting on the line. I have 5 kids of my own so just to enter the farm it would be 14 bucks! It is a real rip off.

_Next time try to find an all you can carry one. The 2 bucks per person would then be worth it.
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Oh, and up front they let you know...no they don't. Not until you plan your day to go and you get there. Not one farm has on their web page the cost of anything!
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Jacki from Farmingdale wrote:
This farm was the cutest I have seen. It's only $2 to get in and there is no fee to park...unlike others that charge $15...just to park your car...that is ridiculous. I can't say enough good things about this farm. Pumkpin picking...corn maze...hay ride...by far the best...great for children and not very crowded at all!
Which farm is this?
Tide Runner

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Oct 23, 2008
 
My biggest- ist dream in my whole life was to have my own Pumpkin farm.... I can't wait !!!
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Oct 23, 2008
 
I know we are all far away from Omaha, Nebraska - but if you ever have the chance to go there go to VALA's PUMPKIN PATCH - they have Childrens Fairy Tale Village, Haunted Houses, Haunted field tours, Fresh preserves. Then you get on a hay wagon pulled by a tractor to the Pumpkin Patch - yes the pumpkins will cost twice a much as anywhere, but it is a day of fun reletively inexpensively.
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Oct 23, 2008
 
OneVoice3 wrote:
I know we are all far away from Omaha, Nebraska - but if you ever have the chance to go there go to VALA's PUMPKIN PATCH - they have Childrens Fairy Tale Village, Haunted Houses, Haunted field tours, Fresh preserves. Then you get on a hay wagon pulled by a tractor to the Pumpkin Patch - yes the pumpkins will cost twice a much as anywhere, but it is a day of fun reletively inexpensively.
Thanks !! I'll write that in on my calender....
Coop

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Oct 23, 2008
 
You have a lot of anger. It is all good
Tide Runner

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Oct 23, 2008
 
Coop wrote:
You have a lot of anger. It is all good
Boo Boo hoooo !!!
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OneVoice3 wrote:
I know we are all far away from Omaha, Nebraska - but if you ever have the chance to go there go to VALA's PUMPKIN PATCH - they have Childrens Fairy Tale Village, Haunted Houses, Haunted field tours, Fresh preserves. Then you get on a hay wagon pulled by a tractor to the Pumpkin Patch - yes the pumpkins will cost twice a much as anywhere, but it is a day of fun reletively inexpensively.
There's a farm in Vacaville, California that holds a pumpkin festival every October. It has real scarecrows, games for the kids, and a food booth. You get to pick your own pumpkin too, right from the patch. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
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TwoVoice4 wrote:
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There's a farm in Vacaville, California that holds a pumpkin festival every October. It has real scarecrows, games for the kids, and a food booth. You get to pick your own pumpkin too, right from the patch. Don't miss this unique opportunity!
I was just in CA in April (my old stomping grounds) but never experienced Vacaville.:o(

It is a shame that there are not more "innocent" fun things to do for children now days. Not unless you want to spend nearly a hundred dollars per person at Disney.
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Oct 28, 2008
 
Pumpkin picking is a money sucking scam! Oh the kids love it! Take them to the park and buy em a pumpkin at the supermarket and they still love it!
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Pumpkin picking is a money sucking scam! Oh the kids love it! Take them to the park and buy em a pumpkin at the supermarket and they still love it!
Tell us you would love to have your very own Pumpkin Farm... LOL !!!
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Oct 28, 2008
 
pumpkins are a nice cash business, you grow your product, bag of seed for cost! couple of wagons and mommies by the caravan load. Unfortunately my taxes are so high i would have to charge $100.00 per pumpkin or $50.00 for parking!
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Coop wrote:
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I read a bit of sarcasm. When you have your kids exciting about going it is a real difficult to not to enter after waiting on the line. I have 5 kids of my own so just to enter the farm it would be 14 bucks! It is a real rip off.
_Next time try to find an all you can carry one. The 2 bucks per person would then be worth it.
is 14 dollers worth your kids smile please are you kidding me if you can't spend 14 or 2 then its best you just all stay home just saying

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