You will find the Pumpkin Patch field full of Jack-O-Lantern size pumpkins perfect for carving. At the stand there are lots of Jack-Be-Little’s and other small pumpkins just right for tiny toddler hands. There are lots of gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks and straw bales for your fall decorating.
A camera is a must as there are many picture places all the way to the pumpkin patch.
Some families make this their annual family picture outing and have enjoyed how one year they are wearing cut-off’s and the next year they are bundled in winter jackets, caps and gloves. October is an unpredictable month weather-wise. If you want professional pictures, contact Jen Coet Photography, or I-Pix’s Photo Lab in Windsor. They are familiar with the farm and the picture opportunities. Wedding, family and graduation photographs are often taken at the farm.
There isn’t a food vendor at the farm, but family picnics are most welcome. There is a large picnic table under the shelter that anyone can use. Lots of groups use the picnic table for snacks. There is a snack area under the shelter near where they roast chilies that people are welcome to use too. Soda and water is available for purchase at the stand.
The Pumpkin Dessert Contest is a yummy day to visit as you might be lucky enough to get to sample the entries or maybe you’d like to enter.
Field Trips for elementary schools, daycare, elder care and 4-H clubs, Cub & Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and at-risk adult and special needs youth groups may be scheduled and discounts are available. Middle and High School cooking, art and photography classes are welcome.
There is a public restroom that is disabled accessible and a baby changing table is inside. For those wanting to go to the pumpkin patch and needing assistance walking, mobile assistance is available upon request.
There are comfortable chairs outside where customers can wait on children that may want to take an eternity picking out pumpkins. You are welcome to sit down and wait. But be warned, we might plop down next to you (or on you ) and visit.
Oh yes, there can be a cat of two wandering around the pumpkin patch or stand to the delight of most kids. Most love to be petted, but ask first.
Colorado Pumpkin Patch
Tigges Farm is partnering with the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation based out of Rocky Ford, Colorado,
The foundation, formed in 2012, oversees the donations and ensures that the funds go directly to reputable organizations with the highest percentage of dollars spent on actual research. It is transparent, with a board of volunteers, no paid employees and low administrative costs.
Tigges Farm is proud to join pumpkin grower’s throughout America promoting visual “hope” - to see a pink pumpkin on every porch expressing “hope” in seeing an end to this disease.
A percentage of every pink pumpkin sold at Tigges Farm will be donated to cancer research. Robert and Mary Tigges, parents of Tigges Farm partners, Ken Tigges, Gale Loeffler and Kathy Rickart, were taken by this heartless disease. These pumpkins share the desire to fight this disease that directly and indirectly affects all people at some point in their life whether it is breast cancer, stomach cancer, throat cancer, skin cancer or brain cancer. If a life is taken, it is still “cancer.”
No it’s not pink. It’s orange inside just like every other pumpkin, but it is a pie baking pumpkin too, so enjoy it on your porch over the fall season and then enjoy it as a pie.
The farm is east of Windsor Colorado but we have customers from all of the cities around Windsor including Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins, Wellington, Longmount. Watch for us at the Farmers Market in Windsor, Greeley and Loveland. We have roasted chilies (chiles), fresh produce, and of course, the pumpkin patch.