|Nine, Carly, and I getting a sun tan in OCTOBER!|
There is an array of pumpkin patches to choose from in the Santa Barbara area, but I had heard a lot of referrals about Lane Farms and decided to check it out. It's off of Hollister in Goleta and you won't miss it because of the signs they have put up and it's hard to miss the pile of pumpkins just hanging out on the side of the road.
The place was so cute; you park behind their store, which is filled with seasonal fruits and veggies and other local produce like honey and avocado oil. Behind their store is a corn maze, a miniature barn for their animals, and the pumpkin patch itself. They have other cool attractions such as a water pump and restored antique cars.
|Farm life on the coast.|
My favorite part of our visit (except for the cool recipe list they have for free, if I get motivated enough I'll make some soup or pie!) was definitely the CORN MAZE!!
|Corn fields with palm trees in the background, ha!|
Yes, we did get lost. Yes, we did enter through the exit and exit through the entrance. No, we did not have to pay a crazy fee or get stuck in there for hours. Overall, our trip to Lane Farms was fun, inexpensive (my modest pumpkin cost me a mere $4, they charge by size, not weight) and made some great memories. I definitely recommend making a stop by if you want to bond with your friends, and it's kid friendly too!
I even got a taste of home; Idaho is filled with farms and corn fields and seeing the agrarian side of Santa Barbara made up for the lack of Fall weather we get here.