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Pick your own pumpkins and support local!

Spooky season is here and that means for those of you who enjoy getting into the spirit of things, choosing the perfect pumpkin to proudly put on display for this year’s hoard of trick or treaters is very important indeed!

We caught up with St Endellion-based Trevathan Farm,who are getting ready to welcome flocks of pumpkin pickers to their fields this October.

This local, family-owned business has a working farm on-site, in addition to their farm shop, restaurant and holiday cottages. Throughout the year, they allow visitors to ‘pick their own’ produce, from sweet strawberries, sharp gooseberries, ripe blackcurrants and vibrant sunflowers in the summertime, to pumpkins - big and small - in the autumn.

For the Symons family, who have owned the farm since 1850, educating visitors about the farm and the importance of buying local produce is hugely important. Grace Symons said: “Shopping locally means you know where your food is coming from, and it’s mostly helping local families like ourselves to keep going. It’s all about supporting local businesses and farms, plus there’s less food miles which is great for the environment."

People will be able to start picking their pumpkins from the beginning of October right up until Halloween, perfect for carving spooky faces and letting them glow on the doorstep.

Bring the whole family along for a great Cornish day out, with tractor rides, a maize maze, outdoor play area and much more for the kids to enjoy. Treat yourself to a gift from the farm shop, and some homemade Halloween cupcakes and biscuits to take home with you.

Pumpkin picking can be tiring, so pop into the restaurant for a well-deserved lunch or tea and a slice of cake. Sunday roasts are particularly popular, so make sure you book ahead!

For more information about the farm visit


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