By Seth Fera-Schanes
If you are living in New York City then the answer is yes. Actually, you don’t want to buy an expensive pumpkin but that is your primary option. It is October and pumpkins are in every grocery store, bodega and farmer’s market ranging from $20 to $100 (you can find some cheaper options so don’t totally freak out.) These are not the prices that I remember from my childhood but tis the season and I want to make a jack-o-lantern so what am I to do?
There are a few options. The farmer’s market generally has some decent prices so you can opt for heading down to Union Square on a Saturday morning and picking one up. Or, you can plan to make a day of it in remembrance of your youth and head to a pumpkin patch. Pumpkin patch you say? In the city? Liar.
This correspondent is telling you the truth. Queens County Farm has a pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals that you can feed and so much more. It is a bit of the country right in your city’s backyard.
I would recommend this as a half day trip with a small group of friends or better yet, a date (you will score big points on this one.)
Now, here are some pics of pumpkins to get you in the Halloween spirit.