Tags: Community & Outreach
It's pumpkin pickin' time in Forsyth County
Megan and Madeline Hilton pick their favorite pumpkin during a recent family outing to Kinsey Family Farm. Jenni Hilton. (click for larger version)
October 17, 2011FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — For years, we have been going to†the Kinsey Family Farm to pick out our annual pumpkin.
In the past, we ventured out to other North Georgia pumpkin farms, but with small children, we decided to stay local and support a local family business.
The Kinsey Farm, 7170 Jot Em Down Road in Gainesville, features hayrides, apple cannons, goats and fish to feed, among other fun things.
There are picnic tables if you would like to bring a picnic lunch.
They also have a 25,000-square-foot nursery, and during the holidays you can pick out a Christmas tree.
The farm is open every day in October and features a wide variety of pumpkins as well as apples, gourds, corn stalks, Indian corn, straw bales and much more.
The farm is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Hayrides are $2 per person and fish food is $1.
Another place you may want to check out is the Pumpkin Patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Highway in Cumming.
They are open from noon until it gets dark. Proceeds from the pumpkin sales at the church support children and youth ministries at CFUMC and within the local community. Also, you don't want to miss "Night in the Patch" taking place Saturday, Oct. 22 at CFUMC. There will be music, a movie and a chili cookoff.
Jenni Hilton is a guest writer and runs the blog Forsyth for Families.