Pumpkins in season at Terhune Orchards

September 29, 2015 by  

Near Cranbury, the family-owned Terhune Orchards is focusing on pumpkins for its October instalment of the ‘Read and Pick’ programme.

Previous themes for the program have included the likes of blueberries, flowers, peaches, pears, chickens, and tractors. Next month, parents must accompany their youngsters and, following story time, the children will be allowed to pick their own decorative pumpkin to take home.

The Read and Pick program offers a unique opportunity for children, aged anywhere from preschool to eight years old, to listen to stories about a specific farm product then experience what they have learned firsthand. It offers a way to teach children about agriculture and farming and, at the same time, boost their interests in reading.

The location hosts a variety of events throughout the year. One of the local favorites is the onsite farm store, where shoppers can purchase farm fresh products and baked goods. When entering the store, there are bins labeled with banners, likely from a local printing company, displaying the variety of fruits and vegetables (35 crops are grown on the farm), fresh-baked goods, jellies and jams, and more.

The Read and Pick Pumpkins event requires preregistration and will be held on October 6 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. The cost is $7.00. Children can also return throughout the year for other events; please inquire at the Orchards or visit the website for more information.