Hovander’s Farm’s Natural Foods Farmers Market opened up its pumpkin patch and farm stand this season in Birch Bay at 3591 Birch Bay-Lynden Road. The farm stand is an extension of Hal’s Pumpkin Patch in Ferndale and has close to 10 varieties of pumpkin for sale, along with an assortment of squashes and gourds. The stand will be open until October 31. Owner Star Hovander said that on Halloween, they will clear out their inventory and everyone who drops by will receive a free pumpkin. They are also offering a free miniature pumpkin for readers of The Northern Light.
Photos by Brandy Kiger Shreve