You Know It’s Almost August When…

There’s lots of ways to know it’s August in North Dakota, and there are some sure-fire ways to recognize the month at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. Top on the list is that the pumpkins are turning orange! Most of the flowers that will be pollinated and turn into fruit on the vine are now set. That…

The Sounds of a Morning Walk at Papa’s

Nothing beats an early morning walk in the summer. The air is crisp and fresh; the temperatures cool enough that there’s a heavy dew that sparkles in the sunshine all across the fields. And this morning was made extra special by the North Dakota summer sounds: pheasants, morning doves and Papa’s favorite, the meadowlark. The…

A Gorgeous Weekend to See Some GIANT Pumpkins!

Hopefully it’s the start of beautiful fall weather in North Dakota. The forecast says low 70s or high 60s and sunshine for the next several days, and Papa is ready to enjoy it. Yesterday, he received two special loads of pumpkins he knows you are going to love. The first truck arrived about 2:30 in…

We’re Working on a Bountiful Harvest at Papa’s!

Almost daily, Papa is receiving more favorites from the fields as harvest is underway. On Monday night, we unloaded New Moon (large white) pumpkins, Wee Bee Little pumpkins, Snow Balls (small whites), a wide variety of gourds and Lunch Ladies, and decorative corn. Many of you have been waiting patiently for the corn, and it…

OH, HAPPY DAY! Papa’s Is Open!!!

It’s here. The 2014 season is here! Papa and the family are SO EXCITED we can hardly stand ourselves. We’ve been working non-stop the past two weeks to prepare for this day and our coming pumpkin patch season. Here’s the scoop: 12-7 pm daily. Today (Sunday, Sept. 14) through Saturday, Oct. 25. We ask $4/person…