65 pounds is the largest pumpkin to ever come from the “Something from the Farm” pumpkin patch.
“I’m trying to pick the perfect pumpkin for Halloween,” said Ellie Peters, a 5-year-old from Loveland.
A quarter million pounds of pumpkins were scattered across the six acre patch. This traditional event is carried on by people in any type of shoe.
“We have a lot of high heels out here, we have a lot of farmers out here, we have lots of kids, lots of youth groups, kids groups, schools, a lot of families. It’s just a fun experience,” said Jon Dory, the owner of Something from the Farm.
Getting a little dirty is all apart of the experience.
“We like being on the ground, picking stuff up and being part of it, I think that’s a real satisfier,” Dory said.
The idea of a perfect pumpkin is unique to everyone.
“It has to have at least one side that faces out, that’s smooth to carve well,” said Ryan Strong, a Fort Collins parent.
“Being round and not being green,” said Nicole Peters, a 6-year-old from Loveland.
“It doesn’t have any bugs coming out of it,” said Jordyn Basson, a Loveland High School student.
At the end of the pumpkin picking season, there’s always a few pumpkins left behind.
“Some people come out and cut them up and get the seeds. There are two to three goat farmers that come out and pick up a bunch. And what’s left, if they’re not out here in time, I just use the tractor and disc them in,” Dory said.
It’s a family activity for people of all ages.
“The pumpkin patch is a great family trip. It’s fun to go with your family and hang out with your family, I love it,” Basson said.