Pumpkin picking continues to be a 35-year-old family tradition

TOPEKA (KSNT) – It’s almost that time of year to carve jack-o-lanterns and to make grandma’s famous pumpkin pie. That’s right it’s pumpkin season.

Kids of all ages and their parents came out to enjoy for many what is a tradition – pumpkin picking at Meier’s Pumpkin Paradise.

For 35-years George Meier and his family have been providing families with the pumpkin picking tradition.

“Some people have been coming out here since they were little kids and now they are bringing their children and even their grandchildren,” said George Meier, owner of Meier’s Pumpkin Paradise.

From hayrides to bouncy houses there were plenty of activities for kids to enjoy.

Baby pumpkins to big pumpkins – white pumpkins to green pumpkins everyone got a chance to pick one the perfect size and color just for them. Some pumpkins weigh-in at 80 pounds.

Harvesting and picking these huge veggies may be fun, but when the seasons over even the leftover pumpkins find a home.

“We give them to hog farmers so they can use them, the goal is to save everything we can,” said Meier.

Whether this is your twentieth time out here or your first you’re never too young or too old to enjoy a good ole American tradition.

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