2010 Siskiyou County Fall Pumpkin Patch Update

by Shasta Cascade on September 25, 2010

I have a report on my website that tells me which words or phrases people are searching for when they visit.  Some of the most popular recent keywords are “McCloud Pumpkin Train” and “Hunter Orchards Pumpkin Patch”.  It looks like people are already planning their Fall pumpkin activities!

First, a piece of bad news:  The McCloud Pumpkin Train is no longer in operation.  The Shasta Sunset Dinner Train, which operated the pumpkin train, went out of business earlier this year, a victim of the economic recession.

But, there is good news, too: Hunter Orchards, located in Grenada, is celebrating their 22nd year of operation.  If you’re not familiar with Hunter Orchards, let me tell you that you’re in for a treat.   Hunter Orchards is not only a fall pumpkin patch, it’s a full scale working organic farm, growing fruit, squash, an unusual variety of garlic, and much more.

Hunter Orchards Contact Info:

Their address is:

14431 Old Westside Rd
Grenada, CA 96038-9618
(530) 436-2532

I just received an email from Kristen Olson, co-owner of Hunter Orchards, and she says they will be open from 10am-6pm every day in October.  She says they are now seeing many parents who remember visiting the pumpkin patch when they were young.  She says there will be plenty of pumpkins out in the field, and there will be pre-picked pumpkins at the market stand as well.

In addition to pumpkins, the Hunter Orchards Farmer’s Market sells a variety of organic fruits and vegetables, and jams that are made from their organic peaches and nectarines.

Click here for my review on Hunter Orchards from last year.

Also, if you are aware of any other pumpkin patches in Northern California, please leave a comment below, so I can include them in my list.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannon August 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Our family enjoyed riding the McCloud Pumpkin Train every year and were very sad when it closed last year. Thank you for taking the time to provide information on Hunter Orchards (we had no idea) … we will be calling them to find out more. We are very excited – thank you! 🙂

John Snider 530-949-7096 October 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I am looking for truckloads of pumpkins before you till them under, I need three fullsize pickup truck loads, will pay 140 $ for 3 longbed truck loads. smaller pumpkins up to about 16 inch diameter, too bid don’t roll well. See what we do on You Tube “rolling pumpkins in Happy Valley”

Thanks for any reply

John Snider

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