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Hidden Bay Area Find: Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch

Okay, so it may not be that hidden, but being a Bay Area local I sure have never heard of this pumpkin farm before!  Only a short 15 minutes drive south of San Jose, nestled between the soft hills and sweet valley orchards, you will find Spina Farms.  If it wasn’t for the San Jose Creatives Group for organizing a fun group outing here, I would never have learned of this hidden gem.  If you are in the San Jose area and enjoy meeting creative individuals, check out the Facebook page here.  San Jose Creatives Group hosts monthly meetups and is a great networking collaborative that welcomes creatives even if you are just starting out with your own blog.

 


About Spina Farms


Spina Farms was established in 1944 originally growing apricots, prunes, and tomatoes. It was not until the 1970’s that they created their own little pumpkin patch.  Fast forward to today, this little pumpkin patch has grown to a full harvest fest!  Not only just a spot to find colorful pumpkins for sale, Spina Farms offers fun activities such as hayrides, train & barrel rides for the kids, a petting zoo, pony rides, treat stands and much more!  Every fall season, this local farm has carried on this delightful tradition for all to enjoy.  This was definitely one of the larger pumpkin patches I have ever visited.


Tips on what to wear


So while you only really need just ONE outfit, I planned out three different looks you can wear if you plan on visiting your nearest pumpkin patch. Since here in the Bay Area, we normally don’t ever get to experience true Fall weather, here are a few of my fashion tips:

  1. Choose cohesive colors or patterns
    I already had in mind what colors I wanted to wear. I chose this sweater from Ross Dress for Less (similar style here) because of the neutral colors mixed with the light pastel colors. Some of the other girls wore richer tone colors like mustard and burgundy. For my second outfit, I went with a cream color chunky crop sweater (similar style here) with jeans and a printed head scarf for a pop of color. My third outfit I wore a midi length skirt with a printed top that had all of the fall colors in the print.
  2. Boots that are made for pumpkin hoppin’
    If you plan on staying for a few hours at the farm, you are gonna need a good pair of boots. I know in the above shots I wore the most non-practical boots to the pumpkin farm lol. But I only wore these for 20 minutes and then switched to a more practical shoe afterward. My go-to boots at the moment are my Colin Boots from Sutro Footwear. They are both stylish and practical. If you are interested you can use my code “BRIANNA25″ which will give you $25 off your purchase.
  3. Stay Comfy!
    I know most of us here want to look cute for photos and Instagram but most importantly if you’re gonna spend the day out on the farm you should feel comfy too!  In the South Bay it is still quite warm, so if you are going to wear a sweater, choose a lightweight sweater, or a midi length skirt. Of course if where you live has actual Fall weather, make sure you layer up with some tights and a sturdy jacket.



Perfect Gathering Place


Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch is a great gathering place for a family day trip with the little ones, a memorable date night with your prince or princess, or a fun group outing like what we did.  We each got to explore the farm and went at our own pace to enjoy the lively atmosphere. We got some cute group shots and as you can see, we all had our own individual take on our personal Fall style but still looked cohesive together.


Other Bay Area Pumpkin Farms


There are plenty of other pumpkin farms around the Bay Area.  Some of the other popular ones are:

  • Highway 92 Farmstands in Half Moon Bay
  • Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park

For a full list of the bay area pumpkin farms, check out this article

Photos were taken by Shannon (@shannonalysephoto) & Will (@phonyphotographers)

 

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