Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
Tuesday October 21, 2008see more by jen
I had been hearing about Tanaka Farms in Irvine through the pumpkin vine (hee hee), so we ventured out to check it out last week. It is just DARLING! Only bummer was that it was sooooo hot that day! It felt like 100 degrees and the sun was really intense. Do you ever remember it being this hot in mid-October? I am really longing for some crisp Fall weather. These hot temps have seemed to last forever this year!
Moving on, Tanaka Farms is this darling little farm off University Dr. in Irvine. They have family events going year round, and right now you can go out and visit their awesome pumpkin patch! There were a ton of things for the kids…”u pick” pumpkins, pick your own vegetable patch, corn maze, tractor rides, and a pretty big petting zoo. When you pull into the parking lot, you will see the petting zoo on the corner off of University Dr., then you will pull into a dirt parking lot. You will walk to the entrance off the parking lot to get to the enormous pumpkin patch. There, you can buy tickets for the tractor rides and petting zoo. We took the tractor down to the petting zoo, so you can use it like a shuttle. Or, you can walk there too. We went on a weekday, but it seems like there is even more stuff going on during the weekends.
We met a nice lady there who was super enthusiastic about the farm and told us about their strawberry event in the spring. I guess you can go and pick your own strawberries and actually eat them right off the vine since this farm is totally organic! Isn’t that cool? She said the kids love it! We will definitely check that out when the time comes.
The pumpkin patch is open daily from 9am – 6pm through October 31st.