The pumpkin patch at Whitehead Family Produce, located near Lewiston Woodville, is a labor of love for one local Bertie County family.
Are you one of those folks all in for fall festivities, family fun, and all things pumpkin spice? Well, then, you might love the plans the Whitehead family made for October. It’s pumpkin season!
The Whitehead family are long-time Bertie farmers–for about the past seven decades. So the idea of starting a pumpkin patch was a natural fit for Austin and Jodie Whitehead. Jodie envisioned the pumpkin patch and did a fair share of the logistical and planning work, with Austin performing the heavy farming part of the job.
Last fall was their first year to sell pumpkins. Despite the 2020 pandemic, they bravely moved forward with this new business model–and by October of 2020, people were ready for some outdoor activities for the children.
The Whiteheads have also grown watermelons in the past. This year, they produced only pumpkins, as Jodie was expecting their second baby, who they recently welcomed to the family.
Bertie News caught up with Jodie Whitehead to learn more about what they offer. When asked why they started offering the fall attraction, this was her response:
Indulge in Fall Family Fun at the Whitehead’s Pumpkin Patch
This year, visitors to the Whitehead farm will be able to participate in hayrides, mummy bowling, and face tattoos. Besides that, they will have a bucket ball toss for the littlest ones in your family. The Whiteheads will sell caramel apples and five varieties of pumpkins in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Bertie County-based food truck Y’all Eat Yet will be on-site from 11 am until 2 pm on Sunday.
Where (and When) You Can Find the Whitehead Pumpkin Patch
Do you need to set your GPS? You will find Whitehead Family Produce at 3325 Governors Road, Lewiston, North Carolina, 27849.
This weekend’s hours are 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, weather permitting. They will be open for the next two weekends or until they sell out of pumpkins.
The Whitehead family will update their Facebook page, and Bertie News will add the pumpkin patch hours on the community event calendar.