Fall is peak harvest season in Iowa for apples and pumpkins. Pack the family and head to a nearby orchard or pumpkin patch. Not only will you enjoy the fruits of your labor but you and your family are sure to have a great day!
Planning a trip to the Orchard or Pumpkin Patch
Check the website of the farm you will be attending as there are many fall festivals occurring that will offer heaps of fun activities and entertainment for the whole family
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you aren’t afraid to get dirty in
Bring sun gear (lotions/hats/sunglasses)
If going to a pick your own farm, you may want to include containers to put your fresh-picked foods in
Many farms offer drinks and snacks/food so you may want to bring a long some extra cash or pack a picnic and bring your own (check with the farm before going)
Be sure and read rules of the farm and adhere to them as they are there to help keep you safe .
Mailing Address: IDALS, Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319: PH: 515-281-5321