In a statement released on their Facebook page late Friday evening, Ginny and Mac Condill announced their intentions regarding changes to the upcoming fall season.
Feeling the weight of safety protocols and the responsibility to their customers, staff, family, friends, and the community, they came to the realization that the 2020 pumpkin season needed to look different.
“Our mission has always been to provide a safe place for everyone to experience the harvest season, and this year we feel we would have to alter too many things that you love, and therefore wouldn’t be able to offer the full experience that you’re used to,” they posted on Facebook. “As a result, The Pumpkin Path side of the farm will not be open to visitors.”
They are, however, creating a new experience called the Cucurbit Market. It will be next to The Homestead Bakery and you will be able to get all the pumpkins, squash, gourds, and Beautiful mums you have come to expect over the years.
In a statement to this newspaper Sunday evening, Mac stated, “The Great Pumpkin Patch will be continuing to find ways to get our produce diversity into peoples hands safely and this season gives us a unique opportunity to do just that.”
He added, “We hope people continue to put time and effort into their homes and hopefully will go all in with their fall decorating.”
The admission free new Cucurbit Market is set to open on Saturday, September 19-October 31, Tuesday thru Sunday from 9am-6pm.
They will still be offering all of your fall favorites-pumpkins, pumpkin ice cream, cider slush and more. And don’t forget The Homestead Bakery’s porch will still be open serving baked goodness just as they always have.
The Great Pumpkin Patch is looking forward to seeing you all this fall!