Why You Should Go to an Indiana Pumpkin Patch

Why You Should Go to an Indiana Pumpkin Patch

Rensselaer, Indiana: Mathew's Pumpkin Patch Fairytale Pumpkin

Rensselaer, Indiana: Mathew’s Pumpkin Patch Fairytale Pumpkin

There are so many reasons to go to an Indiana pumpkin patch.

More than just shopping local and supporting your community, browsing at an Indiana pumpkin patch is an experience!

Indiana Pumpkin Patch

You already know that when you support a local business that the money goes back into the town, not into buying a third home or a private jet.

Look, other than longevity and economics, your small Indiana town pumpkin patches frequently hold more varieties and tons more choices than anything else around you.

If you need an example, check out Mathew’s Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Rensselaer, Indiana. Amazing, right? Who knew that pumpkins could be blue or green or warty or black? See what you’ve been missing?

Indiana pumpkin patches have another very big thing going for them, they’re fresh! Your pumpkins will look good and last longer. Remember how you used to wait until the week before Halloween to get a pumpkin? When you shop local, you don’t need to put that kind of limit on yourself!

Corn Maze or Hayride: An Indiana Afternoon

Mathews Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Rensselaer, Indiana

Mathews Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Rensselaer, Indiana

Besides the price, small town pumpkin patches often have those little touches that make picking out a pumpkin an event instead of an after-thought. It’s personal and really, really fun.

From petting zoos and hayrides to unusual pumpkins and local honey (perfect for allergy sufferers!) each one is as different as the next! Some have special weekends with live music or even set up a photography studio for your seasonal fall pictures.

You just never know what you will find–which is another reason why you should always call ahead!

If you are all about buying American products, starting locally with your fresh food purchases is a great start.

Indiana Fun

Mathews Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Rensselaer, Indiana

Mathews Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Rensselaer, Indiana


I don’t have just a handful of reasons why you should head out to an Indiana pumpkin patch, I have more than sixty! Yes, there are more than sixty locally owned and operated pumpkin patches in small towns near you.

You know what? I have a feeling there are plenty more than that! Shop local, shop smart. Create memories and have a lot of fun in the process.

I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is little Indiana!

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Just don’t forget to tell ’em that  little Indiana sent you!

Mathews Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch
224 E 900th S.
Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
219.866.3388

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

One Comment

  1. Herefords November 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    YUM! Looks good! Can’t wait for additional information.

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