Benjamin Wright POST
By Benjamin Wright,
Farmland Program Manager

It’s pumpkin patch season in the Bay Area and, if you haven’t noticed, that’s kind of a big deal around here. I know what you might be thinking—sure, you could always snag a couple decent pumpkins on your next trip to the grocery store. But is that really how you want to play it? Is it only about fall decor?

Visiting a pumpkin patch is one of those things where the journey really is the destination, as cliché as that sounds. It’s about the experience being outside with friends and family, the crisp fall air, corn mazes and tractor rides. It’s about making memories in the big open spaces of this extraordinary place we call home.

We love connecting folks with our local farmland. It’s part of the reason we’re working so hard to protect it. So, to help you find that perfect pumpkin, here are some of our favorite patches on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.

Happy hunting!

San Mateo Coast

*POST-protected farms

Andreotti Family Farm* 

Hours: Kelly Ave Historic Farmstand: Friday-Sunday, Noon-7 p.m. | Highway 1 Pumpkin Patch: September-October 31, daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Learn more: Website
Driving directions: View farmstand map | View pumpkin patch map

Arata Pumpkin Farm 

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Learn more: Website
Driving directions: View map

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Blue House Farm*

Hours: May-October, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Learn more: Website
Driving directions: View map

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Bob’s Vegetable Stand and Pumpkin Farm* 

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Learn more: Website
Driving directions: View map

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Highway 92 Farmstands in Half Moon Bay

Hours: Varies by farmstand
Learn more: Cozzolino’s Pumpkins, Lemos Farm, Pastorino Farms
Driving directions: 1-2 miles east of Highway 1

Pie Ranch Farmstand*

Hours: Monday-Friday, Noon-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Learn more: Website
Driving directions: View map

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R&R Herbs*

Hours: Daily except Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Learn more: Website
Driving directions: View map

Santa Clara County

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Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park

Hours: Varies; See calendar for details
Learn more: Website
Driving directions: View map

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Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Learn more: Website
Driving directions: View map

Santa Cruz County 

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Rodoni Farms Pumpkin Patch

Hours: September 30-October 31, daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Learn more: Website
Driving directions: View map

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Photo credits:
Arata Ranch, Nicki Dugan Pogue, 2011 CC
Lemos Farm, Joanne Wan, 2007 CC
Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park, Uesugi Farms, 2017, CC

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Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 76,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

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