Pumpkin-picking time returns to Davison’s orchards in Vernon – Vernon News

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Pumpkin-picking season is in full swing at Vernon’s Davison Orchards – and the popular Farmer’s Market has every type of pumpkin you can think of.

“October is all about pumpkins here at Davison Orchards, and we’re excited to open the pumpkin patch,” says Tamra Davison, Director of Marketing.

“We have hundreds and hundreds of different pumpkins in the square of all shapes and sizes. You can hardly believe it.

Pumpkin Tractor Train Rides now run until the end of October, Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The destination is open this Thanksgiving weekend.

“It’s like magic there, it really is, just to see kids having so much fun in the field, stumbling around the vines a bit and having great memories with their families,” said Davison.

Davison faced challenges during this summer’s record-breaking heat wave.

“The sun did a bit of damage to the apples, but the smoke actually filtered it out, downplaying it a bit, but overall our apple harvest was really good,” says Davison.

The orchard wrapped up apple picking season at the end of September, but fresh apples are still available for purchase.

August has been a difficult month for tourism, adds Davison.

“With the heat and the smoke, and of course, we rely on tourists a lot in August, and that’s when our vegetables are ready,” she said.

“We haven’t had many Albertans as usual, but our locals have stepped up their efforts. People from Kamloops and Kelowna came, and the season went well.

Davison Orchards is closing for the season on October 31st.

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