The Millers have farmed at Longclose for almost 80 years, but pumpkins were only introduced in 2020.
Since then, the truly rural pumpkin picking experience has become an annual fixture in many local family’s October calendar.
The farm’s lockdown diversification project has been such a success that this year the Millers have decided to grow even more varieties!
This year the decorative displays will be bigger and better, including the ever popular ‘Munchkin Patch’ – with mini pumpkins that children love! As well as the pumpkins, other attractions include a Craft Fair (15th and 16th October only), a display of modern and vintage tractors, plus the farm animal area. ‘Dorset Lamb’ will be returning to sell hot food and drinks every day, together with a number of other refreshment vendors.
A family team
Michael and Vicki Miller run the farm business alongside their sons Quenton and Justin and their daughter Georgina.
The pumpkins have all been individually grown from seed in the farm’s greenhouse and planted in the pumpkin patch without the use of herbicides or pesticides. There is a mix of varieties this year, with different-sized orange and white pumpkins for visitors to choose from.
No booking is required and there is no charge for parking or entry. Pumpkins are priced according to size.
Dorset Country Pumpkins are open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October, then every day during half term Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th October.