READING

An Autumn Day at Stoney Ridge Farm

An Autumn Day at Stoney Ridge Farm

Autumn Cunningham at Stoney RidgeOur day at Stoney Ridge Farm was the epitome of a perfect fall day in the Pacific Northwest countryside at a pumpkin patch. Make no mistake, though – to say Stoney Ridge is merely a pumpkin patch would be a huge understatement.  Being a first timer at the farm, I wasn’t sure what to expect – except that everyone I met said it was the place to go for pumpkins and Christmas trees. Judging by my daughters’ reaction to the farm, Stoney Ridge is the type of place that warm fuzzy childhood memories are made of. Simply magical…

A tractor pulled hay ride brought us to farm animals of all shapes and sizes, a genuine corn maze, tasty treats (be sure to try the mini cider donuts and their apple pie with the works), a bouquet of dahlias that I couldn’t leave without and, of course, more pumpkins than you could count. As we walked the property, we passed through well-groomed gardens, large decorated barns and sweet little shops that are sprinkled all over the farm.

Lots of pumpkin patches are filled with the typical pumpkin patch finds, but what sets Stoney Ridge apart is that they are family-owned and operated, and have been for the last 28 years. You can tell that the Gavette Family has lovingly poured their heart and soul into this special place – it shows through in every detail.  Sadly, this year was their last pumpkin patch, but the family assures us they’ll continue to be open for the Christmas season – and I can’t wait!


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *