Whittle’s Willows Farm – Pumpkin Patch

This past week I finally was able to cross off going to a pumpkin patch in New England.
I had asked for a few suggestions in town on which pumpkin patches to go walk through and this little gem only got a few mentions; which kind of broke my heart. After driving through Mystic I am completely floored that more people don’t know about this pumpkin patch AND apple orchard and that more people don’t suggest it! It could simply be that I asked within a Navy wife group and they are all newer to the area as well; because while I was at the stand looking at all of the delicious fruits & veggies so many locals stopped by to pick up produce for their meals! It’s also at the beginning of the season and it was mid-day during the week; so I can’t be too saucy. 😉
This was my first time (that I can recall) walking through an apple orchard and it was really beautiful to see the hanging branches full of such sweet goodness. The apples were HUGE and smelled delightful; I kind of felt like Snow White as I picked through the apples and selected my favorites.

This is my first (and possibly only) New England fall and I have a list about a mile long of all of the places I want to see and things I want to do while I’m here. I have a handful of other pumpkin patches on the list that I’ll be exploring as well as a few orchards, corn mazes, and events! The leaves have already started to change and to say I’m excited could be a huge understatement! I’m not sure if y’all can remember how stoked I was about visiting last year and walking around Salem Massachusetts and if I’m honest things are a little different now this year with being away from my home town and all my decorations. We have a few small pumpkins dusting our kitchen island and a handful of silhouetted bats flying on the walls – but overall the decor is tame (since I left 100% of it in Charleston). Which makes exploring all of the fall places that much more dear to my heart.

Octobers are my favorite.

Whittle’s Willows Spring Farm
Mystic, CT

Stay tuned for more New England Fall Fun! <3