As the air turns crisp and the leaves change color, it's time to embrace the essence of fall: pumpkin! From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin bread, this beloved flavor is everywhere. And for good reason! Pumpkin is delicious, versatile, and packed with nutrients.
We are going to celebrate all things pumpkin. We'll share recipes, tips, and ideas for enjoying this seasonal favorite. We'll also highlight some of the best pumpkin farms in the area where you can pick your own pumpkin and enjoy other fall activities. So get ready to indulge in all the pumpkin spice and everything nice!
Best Kansas City Pumpkin Patches
- Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch - Liberty, MO
- Faulkner's Ranch - Kansas City, MO
- Johnson Farms - Belton, MO
- KC Pumpkin Patch - Olathe, KS
- Louisburg Cider Mill - Louisburg, KS
- Weston Red Barn Farm - Weston, MO
Not only can you pick your own pumpkin from the patch but lots of activities are included on site. Pumpkin farms often include corn mazes, apple cider making, crafts, baking, games, photo booths and so much more. Check out one near you to get involved in this season that smells, tastes and looks so good!
Pumpkin has evolved into its own season, bringing with it enticing smells, flavors, and decorations. From coffee shops to cafes, a pumpkin-themed menu awaits, tempting you to try every delicious treat. Soon, front porches will be adorned with pumpkins of varying shapes and sizes, alongside cornstalks, checkered ribbons, and a welcoming "Welcome to Fall Y'all" sign on the door. Indulge in your favorite pumpkin breads, bars, and cookies, or savor a seasonal trail mix packed with pumpkin seeds. And don't forget the irresistible aroma of pumpkin coffee, lattes, and donuts. Have you ever tried pumpkin muffins drizzled with a caramel glaze or pumpkin ice cream with a hint of cinnamon? The options for delightful fall flavors are endless..
Here is Grandma’s favorite Pumpkin Bread recipe to share with neighbors…tie it up in ribbon and a note of happy fall, and you’ll be the favorite on the block!
Grandma Sugar’s Pumpkin Bread
- 3 ⅓ cup Flour 1tsp Nutmeg
- 2tsp Baking Soda 3 cup gran. Sugar
- 1 ½ tsp Salt 3 eggs
- 1 tsp Cinnamon 1 can pumpkin
- 1 cup Oil ⅔ cup water
- Sift all dry ingredients together.
- Put oil, sugar, water, eggs and pumpkin into mixer and mix well.
- Add dry ingredients slowly and mix well.
- Pour into greased mini loaf pans. ( TIP: put a small rectangle of waxed paper in the bottom of pan after greased before you add batter, will help come out perfectly without sticking, remove when cooling)
- BAKE 350 30 min.
- Makes 9 mini loaves
Take a moment to admire the adorable t-shirts and sweatshirts adorned with charming sayings and delightful pumpkin designs. And that's not all - there are even tutus that perfectly match these pumpkin-themed outfits, along with a wide array of pumpkin accessories like bows, ribbons, earrings, and bracelets. While it may seem like this season has become commercialized, it still manages to capture the essence of cherished childhood traditions. So whether you're indulging in your favorite pumpkin whip or latte, exploring a fall festival, or embarking on a special trip to the pumpkin patch, you'll be fully immersed in the world of all things pumpkin.