Fun Pumpkin and Pumpkin Carving Ideas - Casselberry Pumpkin Patch!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tuscawilla Pumpkin Patch in Casselberry and other Orlando Area Pumkin Patches

CASSELBERRY PUMPKIN PATCH: Tuskawilla United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
3925 Red Bug Lake Road
Casselberry, FL 32707
(407) 699-8155
9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free Admission; Pumpkins priced by size.
Comment - VERY NICE PUMPKINS. I got mine here this year (see picture to left)

ORLANDO/PINE CASTLE Pumpkin Patch: First Baptist Church of Pine Castle, 1001 Hoffner Avenue, Orlando, FL 32809, 407-855-4741, Noon - 8 p.m. Free Admission; Pumpkin prices vary by size

WINTER PARK Pumpkin Patch: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, located off 17-92 north or Princeton at 1600 S Orlando Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-1783.

DELTONA Pumpkin Patch: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 750 Howland Blvd. Deltona, FL 32725 (407) 321-7510. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Pumpkins at $0.50 and up.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

2008 Casselberry Pumpkin Patch Update - Get your Pumpkins Orlando!

4,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes have arrived, with another 4,000 load arriving October 15th.

Prices start as low as $.50 and priced according to the size of the pumpkin you pick out. The proceeds from our fundraising efforts supplement our youth budget.

In our Pumpkin Patch, we have a fully stocked Pumpkin Store. If it looks like a pumpkin or has anything to do with pumpkins, we will have it. We also have a delicious assortment of jar goods, handcrafted decorations, bales of hay, Indian corn, and gourds.

Bring your family, neighbors and friends. Not only does it serve as a great picture spot, it’s a place where all who visit are greeted with Christ’s love, truth and joy.

Pumpkin Patch HoursMonday – Saturday, 9:00am – 9:00pmSunday, 12:00pm – 9:00pm

We need your help, please oh please. We need muscles and sunny dispositions when we unload the second truck on Wednesday, October 15th. There is a great need for folks to work 3-hour shifts in our Pumpkin Patch as well. Please contact Vanessa Bailes (407-497-8494) to sign up for fun, fundraising fellowship.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

An Amazing Year for the Casselberry Pumpkin Patch!

Wow, we sold our very last pumpkin last night and are in the process of dismantling the Casselberry Pumpkin Patch. The youth at Community United Methodist were amazing this year and Emily and Amy made it through their first year in charge of the oldest and biggest pumpkin patch in Orlando. Thank you SO MUCH to the community for supporting us. It would (obviously) not be possible without you. We distributed somewhere around 20,000 pumpkins to Casseberry and Orlando area residents. We would be THRILLED to see your carved pumpkins, jack-0-lanterns, or any other ideas. Please feel free to post a comment and/or photo. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

More Pumpkins for your Orlando Pumpkin Patch

Wow...another LOADED shipment of pumpkins. Roughly 6,000 new pumpkins last night. I helped unload and can attest that these are some of the biggest pumpkins I have ever seen. Just unbelivable. It took about 3 hours to unload the truck of pumpkins and get them spread throughout the patch. So stop by and tell em the website sent you!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Biggest Pumpkin Patch in Orlando is in Full Swing!

This has been a wonderful year so far and we are pretty happy to announce that we have approximately 5,000 more pumpkins arriving tomorrow night!

So come on out and visit the largest Pumpkin Patch in the Orlando area. We are located in Casselberry on 17-92, about a 1/3 mile northeast of 436!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Casselberry Pumpkin Patch Update

The early turnout and response has been awesome and we have had to order another truck! We still have some great pumpkins available. Still plenty of pumpkin choices in all sizes, shapes and colors.

Again, Call Amy at 407-446-7716 to discuss an orlando area fall field-trip or group outing (see previous posts for details).

The whole Community United Methodist community is kicking in and helping us run an awesome Orlando area pumpkin patch.

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Longest Standing Orlando Pumpkin Patch is OPEN!!

The pumpkins arrived in awesome shape. Imagine unloading a full sized-semi truck from front to back, floor to ceiling with pumpkins. It took about 60 members of our church and youth group to unload the approximately 5,000 pumpkins. We get to do it all over when batch 2 comes on October 15th! Anyways, your Casselberry Pumpkin Patch is Open! Cmon down. Tell them the blog sent you and get a free small pumpkin!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Anxiously Awaiting Our Pumpkins - Orlando Pumpkin Patch Time!

We will be unloading the pumpkins in about 15 minutes. The Casselberry Community United Methodist church youth are ready to unload the pumpkins. Stay tuned, this Orlando Pumpkin Patch is open TOMORROW.

Remember, we are located close to most everything in the Orlando Area, and are about 1/4 mile on the corner of 436 and 17-92, near the Community United Methodist Church.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Pumpkin Patch Set to Open

Sunday night, the youth of CUMC all came together to set up the patch and get ready for the pumpkins to arrive on Wednesday. They laid out the palets, spread hay, and set up the pumpkin store. It was a lot of work but nothing compared to whats to come on wednesday. This coming wednesday at 4:30 the youth and any other volunteers will come out to unload an entire 18 wheeler full of pumpkins. The Casselberry Pumpkin Patch features pumpkins that weigh over 50 lbs to the small pie pumpkins. It will be a lot of hard work but will be worth all the energy in the end. We hope to do really well this year with new products in our store and plenty of pumpkins to sell. Come out and help support Casselberry's Community United Methodist Church youth groups while having fun picking out your favorite pumpkin.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Orlando Pumpkin Patch Update - We are getting closer!

Just a quick update. Lots of things are happening, and your favorite Orlando Pumpkin Patch is set to open on October 4th. The pumpkins get delivered on October 3rd, and we are setting up the store now. It is quite a site every year as 2,000 pumpkins (and that is just the first batch) get delivered. A large portion of the Casselberry Community United Methodist Church are on hand to help, and several Casselberry residents get involved as well. You are welcome to come out the 3rd to help or watch. This Orlando Pumpkin Patch opens the 4th....don't miss it. Orlando's greatest Halloween time celebration and tradition is here! Get excited

Monday, September 17, 2007

Orlando Pumpkin Patch Update

We are getting excited and hear the Pumpkin Crop is going to be awesome. Pumpkins are being picked and loaded and the youth ministry here at Community United Methodist is prepping for the biggest and best pumpkin patch ever!

For more information to book a field trip, group event or more, call Amy at 407 446 7716.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Pumpkin Patch Field Trips in Orlando - Orlando Pumpkin Patch

Looking for a great idea for a fieldtrip for your school or daycare in the Orlando area? Take them to the Casselberry Pumpkin Patch. Each child gets their own free small pumpkin. We offer an experience of education through entertainment. For more information on this Orlando Area Field Trip tradition, call Amy at 407-446-7716.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Casselberry Pumpkin Patch Coming Soon!

Wow, labor day weekend is coming up. That means fall is coming. That means the 2007 Casselberry Pumpkin Patch is almost here! Hours and deails will be announce in just days!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fun Pumpkin Facts from your Orlando Area Pumpkin Patch!

  • Pumpkin flowers are edible.
  • Pumpkins are fruit.
  • Pumpkin seeds can be roasted as a snack (yummy!).
  • Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.
  • Pumpkins are often used for animals.
  • Pumpkin flowers are edible.
  • Pumpkins originated in Central America.
    In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.
  • Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. (a loong time ago!)
  • Pumpkins range in size from way less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds.
  • The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
  • The name pumpkin orginated from "pepon" – the Greek word for "large melon."
  • The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin.
  • Pumpkins are 90 percent water (that makes up the "shell" and "goo" inside.
  • Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October. (Get yours at the Casselberry Pumpkin Patch!)
  • In colonial times, Native Americans roasted long strips of pumpkin in an open fire.
    Colonists sliced off pumpkin tops; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

State Pumpkin Records!

Ever wonder what the biggest pumpkin on record is? Well we have them here broken down by state. You won't exactly find any pumpkins this big at the Casselberry Pumpkin Patch, but we do have some niceest biggest pumpkins in Orlando, Florida!

Alabama Massey Goree Quinton 401.5 96
Alaska J.D. Megchelsen Nikiski 1019 06
Arizona Ben Buchsieb 469 07
Arkansas Shawn King 684 05
California Gary Miller Elk Grove 1280.5 06
Colorado Joe Scherber Wheat Ridge 1009.2 00
Connecticut Raymond Leonzi Trumbull 1081 05
Delaware Mark Galipo Felton 420 04
Dist of Columbia Joe Mills Wash. DC 470.0 98
Florida Tim Canniff Cortez 610.0 01
Georgia Doug Adams Carrollton 698 04
Hawaii Aaron Burkert 580.75 04
Idaho Rick Maggi 1011 06
Illinois Joe Richards Steger 1139 04
Indiana Roger Howard Grovertown 1273.5 05
Iowa D. Carlson/M.Peterson Cliton 1275.5 06
Kansas Doug Heathman Liberal 680.5 06
Kentucky Frank Mudd Flaherty 996 06
Louisiana Frank Millican Zachary 578 99
Maine John Powers Harpswell 1130 06
Maryland Patrick Rogers Stevenson 612.5 06
Massachusetts Goetze, Joe Pittsfield 1,283 06
Michigan Steve Zuhlke Berlin 1302 06
Minnesota Bill Foss Buffalo 1213 06
Mississippi Gray Underwood Fulton 438 04
Missouri Richard Bottorf Republic 838 05
Montana Jim West Victor 666 06
Nebraska Blase Biga Omaha 820.8 05
Nevada Scott Goodpasture Fallon 715 00
New Hampshire C Houghton
New Jersey Ed Gancarz Wrightstown 816.5 90
New Mexico Jack Dage Las Cruces 101 05
New York Andy Wolf 1407 05
North Carolina Lena Reinsvold 921 06
North Dakota Kerby Hausauer Bismark 615 05
Ohio Jerry Rose Burbank 1370 03
Oklahoma Thomas Hathorn Apache 638 04
Oregon Steve DALETAS PLEASANT HILL 1385 03
Pennsylvania Larry Checkon North Cambria 1469 05
Rhode Island Ron Wallace Greene 1,502 06
South Carolina Brian Fawcett Pumpkintown 737 06
South Dakota Kevin Marsh Parker 1325.5 05
Tennessee Wendel Smith Lawrenceburg 1078 06
Texas Jessica Smith Mount Vernon 657 06
Utah Kenny Blair Bountiful 1104 06
Vermont Breznick, Mark Pittsford 1120.4 05
Virginia Tim Herring Crewe 913 04
Washington Jack LaRue Tenio 1420 04
West Virginia Wotring, Scott Aurora 1157 05
Wisconsin Dan Bowles 1175.5 06
Wyoming Ron Hoffman Riverton 833 06

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Some Fun Pumpkin Jokes for the Kids

Want some funny Halloween Jokes for the Kids? Here are some of our favorites from the Casselberry Florida Pumpkin Patch!

How do you mend a broken Jack-o-lantern?
With a pumpkin patch!

What did the orange pumpkin say to the green pumpkin?

Why orange you orange?

What did one jack-o-lantern say to the other?

Cut it out!

What is a pumpkin's favorite sport?


What's the ratio of a pumpkin's circumference to its diameter?

Pumpkin Pi

Stay tuned for more Halloween Jokes coming soon!

Casselberry Pumpkin Patch - The Best Pumpkin Patch in the Orlando Area!

Stay tuned for details on the best pumpkin patch in Casselberry!

Located at the Community United Methodist Church in Casselberry close to the corner of 17-92 and 436 Click here for directions to the Casselberry Pumpkin Patch. Easily assesible and just minutes from Altamonte Springs, Maitland, and Orlando.

For more information, call: 407-831-3777