The Pop Up Farm in Harpenden | Picking your own pumpkins

The Pop Up Farm

Flamstead, St Albans AL3 8HT

A few days ago we decided to go pumpkin picking for the first time ever. I’d seen so many photos through Instagram and I’m totally not ashamed to say that I got sucked in purely for the photo opportunities. We went to The Pop Up Farm in Harpenden with my sister and picked a few little pumpkins. It’s quite a small farm so we wasn’t there for very long – we must have stayed about 40 minutes. That’s plenty enough time to search for the perfect pumpkins and read a little more about what each one is. There’s also a little sofa that you can sit on and have your photo taken.

The new ‘Pop-Up Farm’ venture has been created by local farmer Ian Pigott, whose family have been farming in Hertfordshire for generations. The vision is to deliver a new way for people to learn about farming. It’s free entry and pumpkins start from £2.50. It’s really interesting to wander around and spot all the different types of pumpkins and squash. Daisy had fun in the little wheelbarrow and ensuring she had picked the perfect pumpkin to take home.

We’re hoping to carve at least one pumpkin! – Although I’ll leave that to Andrew because I’ll probably end up chopping my fingers off! If you’re in the Hertfordshire area then definitely take a little visit down to The Pop Up Farm in Harpenden. It’s worth a wander and not just for the photo opportunities!

Be sure to wrap up warm and grab a hot chocolate from the little coffee shop there – it’ll be windy and cold!

1 Comment

  • Alex Gladwin says:

    Your photos are stunning. And I had no idea we lived so close! x

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