A Swiss Pumpkin Patch
October 21st, 2010
Amie from Ciao Bambino
Given that we’re announcing our Italy vacation contest winner tomorrow on the blog, I’m posting Photo Friday a bit early.
Although we love living in Europe, we are homesick this month for Halloween festivities and traditions. I went in search of pumpkin patches around where we live outside of Lausanne and found this …
Local growers put a wonderful variety of pumpkins out on the street or in front of their farms in the countryside. Here’s the fascinating bit—it’s self-service! Not a soul is there to monitor or manage the pumpkin sales.
All the pumpkins are labeled with a price and you simply calculate what you’ve loaded in your car on the honor system.
I’m smiling just picturing this system in place back home in Northern California. The pumpkins would not be there in the morning and the cash box would be … I fear … empty. Sigh, am I just a cynic?
If you’re on the road this month, check out Dana’s great nationwide (US) round-up of pumpkin patches and farms with activities for all ages and her 2010 Halloween events for kids list. And, if you’re in and around London be sure and read Anna’s list of things to do around Halloween in London with kids.
Happy almost Halloween!
For more Photo Friday posts, head over to our friends at Delicious Baby.
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Topics: Europe, Fall Travel, Halloween, Photo Friday, Switzerland