As locals show an eagerness for the transition into fall, many have begun the search for traditional favorites such as pumpkins, mums and apples.
Reid’s Orchard began welcoming larger-than-normal crowds following the recent weather shift.
“I think people are ready for fall with everything that’s been going on,” said manager Katie Clark.
Reid’s Orchard is selling pumpkins — including stackable, white and Jack-o’-lantern varieties — as well as ripe corn stocks, hay bales and mums. There are also caramel apples, apple dumplings and apple cider donuts — a new feature — as well as outdoor activities like the corn maze and pumpkin patch.
Cecil Farms won’t be able to offer pumpkins this year due to heavy rains, but the farm is still offering flower bouquets and vegetables, according to director of operations Suzanne White.
Trunnell’s Farm Market is offering acorn squash, mums and about 30 different varieties of pumpkins and gourds.
Saturday, the farm will transition to its fall attractions, including a corn maze, baby animals, wagon rides and “picking pumpkins straight off the vine,” said owner Kevin Trunnell.
This year’s heavy rain events did impact the harvest, but they were able to replant the pumpkin patch.
“We just invite everyone out to visit us,” Trunnell said.
Reid’s Orchard is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required indoors and recommended outdoors in case people come into close contact with others.
Trunnell’s Farm Market is admission-free to visit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Fall activities do require admission fees.
Cecil Farms offers flowers and produce online for delivery and pickup.
For pumpkins, locals can also visit the Owensboro Regional Farmer’s Market. For mums and other fall florals, consider Watkins Nursery and Integrity Nursery and Outdoor Living.
Note: This list is not all-inclusive on where to can find pumpkins, flowers and other fall favorites locally. Please feel free to add other locations to find these items in our comment section.