With October’s cool evenings and sunny days, the pumpkins lay ripe in the pumpkin patch. Families from around the Portland, Oregon area flock to Lee’s to enjoy the harvest. With 12 varieties of pumpkins all grown in our local fields, everyone is sure to find the perfect pumpkin. Of course we always have a variety of fresh Autumn produce grown on our farm, or by our neighbors. Lee’s offers a delicious array of Oregon apples including some wonderful heritage varieties rarely found in the supermarket.
Our Harvest Festival activities include:
Activities are available weekdays in October from 12:00pm-6:00pm& Weekends from 10:00am-6:00pm
- 5 Acre Cornmaze*
- Barrel wagon Rides
- Pony Rides*
- Pedal Carts*
- Farm Animals
- Bounce Pillow
Our Country Store carries many fun holiday decorations from gourds and Indian corn to straw bales and corn stocks. We also have a great selection of decorations to get you in the holiday spirit.
- Fresh cider Apple Cider
- Apple Cider and Pumpkin Donuts
- Fresh Kettle Corn
- Country Kitchen and Bakery
- Cowboy Cafe (Open Weekends)
- Tons of Pumpkins to choose from!
Barnyard Petting Zoo
Be sure to visit our farm animal display where you can watch and get close to a variety of interesting animals. Feed the bunnies or visit with the goats in their Goat Motel. We typically have:
The secret to making a great pumpkin pie…
Is to actually use a squash, but not just any type of squash. To make a great pumpkin pie you need to use one of the three specially cultivated squash’s that we grow out at Lee Farms. These three types are:
- Long Island Cheese Wheel
Cinderella pumpkins at our Pumpkin Patch in Tualatin ( Portland ) Oregon – You will be able to learn all about these when you take a hay ride out on the farm where we’ll tell you about the different types of pumpkins and squash we raise, but be sure to look for these brightly colored, flat looking pumpkins when you are choosing what to use to make your own “famous pumpkin pie.”
Did you know that October is National Anti-Bullying Month?
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we are partnering with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the Official Spokes-Pumpkin for National Bullying Prevention Month, to raise awareness for bullying prevention. Lee Farms will be featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin in farm-based events the last weekend in September through October 31st to help its younger visitors understand the importance of being tolerant and kind.
Spookley was first introduced to millions of children in the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, in which he is shunned by all of the round pumpkins until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire pumpkin patch and only Spookley, with his unique shape, can save the day. This fall Spookley is returning as the Official Spokes-Pumpkin for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors National Bullying Prevention Month activities at PACER.org/Bullying. “The culture of bullying won’t end until people across the country take action and show children and teens that they care,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which is a division of PACER Center, a national organization. “We love the way Spookley touches the heart and the mind with his message of tolerance and acceptance.”
We are one of many family farms across North America that will be embracing Spookley and his story with visitors throughout the fall. “Spookley is an adorable character with a wonderful message,” says Annie, Lee Farms Manager. “We are delighted to share Spookley with our visitors to raise awareness for National Bullying Prevention Month.” Lee Farms will be opened to the public for Pumpkin Patch Activities the last weekend in September through October 31st from 9am-6pm everyday and will feature Spookley in farm-based events including a mention in our School Tours and Display open during all of our business hours.
About PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center:
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers educators, students, families, and individuals the tools they need to address bullying in schools, recreational programs or community organizations. For more information, visit www.PACER.org/Bullying or call 952-838-9000.