Traditions passed down through generations are what make the holidays so special! Whether you’re introducing them to your kids, enjoying yet another year of memories with your parents, or making new ones with your friends and loved ones — these are the memories that will last forever.
One of these exciting fall traditions is pumpkin carving. Regardless, if you’re a seasoned carver or you’re diving in for the first time, this is a fun activity that will begin to get your home ready for this spooky holiday.
The best part? No one’s judging! Your carving can never be bad, just “a little extra scary this year!”
If you’re planning to roast the seeds (which we highlight recommend you do), you want to make sure you’re getting a pumpkin that is fresh and not sprayed with any of the nasty stuff. And the only way you can ensure you know where your pumpkin is coming from is to buy it local!
Here are 6 pumpkin patches, local grocers, markets, and farms in and around the city offering large pumpkins perfect for carving
Proudly offering the perfect carving pumpkin, you can pick yours up for around $5 — depending on variety and size. When you find the perfect pumpkin you just know!
These vibrant pumpkins are from Mans Organics, a certified organic farm in Coaldale, Alberta. These pumpkins have the perfect flesh for making pies, soups, or muffins — making use of every part of the pumpkin this year. Order on Spud and have them delivered to your doorstep.
Stroll through your favourite little farm and find the perfect pumpkin for this year’s festivities. Make a day of it and enjoy a memorable Autumn photo opp, pony rides, a bonfire and s’mores, and more.
Choose from a variety of local vendors and farmers selling pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Let the hunt for the perfect pumpkin commence!
Freshly imported from our neighbours on the west (BC) Community Natural Foods is always known for its vast pumpkin selection in-store. Available at all locations.
Walkthrough the pumpkin patch and keep your eye peeled for the one as you enjoy the picturesque fall surroundings. Don’t forget to hit up their petting zoo and enjoy the roo’s while you’re there. No one will be surprised when your pumpkin is carved in the shape of a kangaroo this year!
Did we miss one? Send us an email and let us know where your favourite spot to grab a pumpkin is around the city!
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