Pickwell Farm Pumpkin Picking!

Autumn is a wonderful time.

Darkness falls quickly, evenings feel cosier and you can grow out the leg fuzz because let’s face it, it’s freezing so aint nobody going to see beneath those million layers. But aside from being able to get into your pyjamas that much sooner in the evening, it also marks the arrival of many more wonderful things, such as the crisp reds and burnt oranges that not only line the leaf-covered pavements but which mark the arrival of pumpkin season.

Pumpkins are everywhere at this time of year, whether it’s in soups, pies, those ever infamous lattes or carved out for halloween. Every year S and I pop to the supermarket to get a pumpkin but this year I decided to do something a little different and head to Pickwell Farm to pick it myself!

Pickwell Farm is a Farm Shop based in Southampton which specialises in produce so fresh you can pick it yourself!

The items you can pick vary upon the season but you can pick corn, strawberries, cabbages or if you’re heading there one balmy October day… Pumpkins!
Which as you can see boasts variety!

Whether you’re looking for something perfectly smooth…

Or something with a bit of character…

There’s a pumpkin out there for everyone!
Just be careful not to drop it.

I’m terrible at making choices so I did what any responsible grown up would do…
And chose both.

And then found another two that I wanted buuuuut it turns out pumpkins are actually really heavy and we probably should have gotten a wheelbarrow from the farm shop before embarking on a pumpkin picking mission. So in the end I settled for two… and making my brother’s girlfriend carry the one I picked for S.

After carrying back far too many kilos of pumpkins, sods law decided that now would be a good time for a trolly to become available. So my brother and his girlfriend protected our arm’s saviour on wheels, whilst  I squatted on down

And washed the pumpkins

Before wheeling them off to take home!

Which in my next post I’ll show you exactly what I made with them…

Got any pumpkin carving / recipe inspiration?
Let me know in the comments!
(Because I may or may not have bought too many and there’s only so much soup a girl can eat…