Pick the Perfect Pumpkin - The North Shore Moms

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October is here and the weather is feeling like fall! We’ve rounded up several North Shore spots to find pumpkins, whether you’re planning a family outing to select the perfect one or just a quick stop.

Appleton Farms: Visit the The Appleton Farm Store at the CSA Barn to select a jack-o-lantern pumpkin or white sugar pumpkins. You can also order online for in-store pick-up. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 6pm and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. 209 County Road, Ipswich.

Boston Hill Farm: Stop by the store and grab a red wagon to pull out to the field and pick your own pumpkin. Field is open daily in the fall from 9 am to 6 pm. 1370 Turnpike Street, North Andover.

Brooksby Farm: Stop by the Pumpkin Yard to snag a pumpkin of any size, then complete your visit with a treat from the Farm Store or Donut Hut. Call for hours. 54 Felton Street, Peabody.

Cider Hill Farm: Grab your farmhouse pumpkins, corn husks, scarecrows and assorted mums to get in the fall spirit. These are available to shop daily, from 8 am to 6 pm, at the Farm Stand. 45 Fern Avenue, Amesbury.

Kane’s Flower World: Kane’s is a regular stop for our family for both mums and pumpkins in the fall. Huge selection of both! Open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. 64 Andover Street, Danvers.

Marini Farm: Pumpkins, fruit, vegetables and more are available at the Farm Stand in October. Open daily from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. 259 Linebrook Rd, Ipswich.

Smolak Farms: Pumpkins and mums are available at the farm stand daily, and the pumpkin patch is open for you to pick your own on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm. 315 South Bradford Street, North Andover.

Tendercrop Farm: Pumpkins, fresh fruit, vegetables, and gorgeous sunflowers can be found at this farm stand. Open daily from 9 am to 6:30 pm. 93 Main Street, Wenham and 108 High Road, Newbury.

Trader Joe’s: Stock up on mini and heirloom pumpkins here along with many pumpkin flavored goodies. I tried the Pumpkin Spiced Pretzel Thins this year (so delicious)! Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm. 300 Andover Street, Peabody.

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