Pumpkin patch to open

| September 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

SETTING UP the pumpkins at the Wilshire Rotary Club pumpkin patch.
Photos by Wendy Clifford

Lots and lots of pumpkins to pop up on Larchmont

If you want to see a whole bunch of pumpkins (30,000 lbs.), swing by the Wilshire Rotary Club’s pumpkin patch at 568 N. Larchmont Blvd. Pumpkins go up for sale Sat., Oct. 8, with sales continuing through Sun., Oct. 30, or until all are sold. The patch is open weekdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The pumpkin patch sells “mini to giant pumpkins and everything in between,” according to Wendy Clifford, head of the Rotary pumpkin patch. In addition to pumpkins, they also sell gourds, squash and pumpkin carving kits. Pumpkin purchaser Clifford says the soccer ball-size pumpkin, about 10 to 12 pounds, is the most popular, and the largest on the lot are close to 60 pounds.

While looking for the perfect pumpkin, shoppers can participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the lot.

PLAYING AMONG the pumpkins is Isaac Clifford, 4.

Clifford personally picks the pumpkins at a farm in the middle of nowhere near Santa Paula. She fills two large truck beds by the end of her shopping day.

The Rotary has been selling pumpkins at this Larchmont location for 16 years. The money raised goes right back to the community, with donations directed to Operation School Bell, Red Shield of the Salvation Army, and the visually impaired students at Van Ness Elementary School.

Next at this location, the Rotary will be selling Christmas trees, starting Fri., Nov. 25.

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