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Old 10-10-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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We can't even leave our house on weekends this time of year. My neighborhood is wedged between Rt 25 & Rt 25A just at the base of Sound Ave.
All of the Nass-holes & Cit-iots completely forget how to drive & somehow they think its ok for their toddlers to wander out on to Rt 25 while they put the pumpkins in the back of the navigator.
Its crazy.
Very clever.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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We can't even leave our house on weekends this time of year. My neighborhood is wedged between Rt 25 & Rt 25A just at the base of Sound Ave.
All of the Nass-holes & Cit-iots completely forget how to drive & somehow they think its ok for their toddlers to wander out on to Rt 25 while they put the pumpkins in the back of the navigator.
Its crazy.

Are we talking about those two farm stands on rt25 east of Wm Floyd. and west of the Wading River motel? It is a madhouse there. Lines of cars and kids jutting out into the street. You're smart to avoid that area.

I usually go to Cheryl's in Calverton. It's self service for small items and if you want something larger someone will go to the farm in the back and pick it or cut it down for you. That's fresh!
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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OMG the traffic on Rt 25A and Sound Ave today was a joke! Backed up for miles and miles! Thankfully, I know many back roads. One farm stand, near the corner of Edwards Ave and Rt 25A , was having some kind of shindig. There must have been 60 cars parked in the road. And like someone here said earlier, they walk in the road! Hello???? It's a freakin' ROAD! I went to the Riverhead Fair today and I am shocked at how large this fair is still. Last time I was there was about 14 yrs ago (cuz I moved to Pa). Pretty interesting but uncomfortably crowded. Just a tip: When you hit the fairs, avoid getting the "NEW" corn bread with mozzeralla cheese grilled thingy. It is $4 a pop and I ended up feeding it to the sea gulls and getting a knish.
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: In my house
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That traffic sucks.
I avoid that area like the plague whenever I go visit my folks.
I just think to myself...what if lived right here(insert any random house on the north road) and just needed a gallon of milk? I'd be locked up right now for sure because I definitely would've killed or seriously harmed somebody.
Ha, probabally the reason I grow my own pumpkins...
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:48 PM
 
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Out in Water Mill the big farm across from Duck Walk had traffic backed up for 30 minutes all weekend on 27. 2 years ago we picked our own. It was insane this year! They trucked in a ****load of pumpkins and opted for rides and attractions instead. Also it was Columbus day weekend so it was insane out there.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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That traffic sucks.
I avoid that area like the plague whenever I go visit my folks.
I just think to myself...what if lived right here(insert any random house on the north road) and just needed a gallon of milk? I'd be locked up right now for sure because I definitely would've killed or seriously harmed somebody.
Ha, probabally the reason I grow my own pumpkins...
I would assume people that live on those roads prepare for week ends like most others do for hurricanes. LOL
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: NYC
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The farms have become such a zoo. I will buy pumpkins else where and take pictures on my lawn! As far as fresh produce goes, I can purchase the same thing and at times better quality in the organic section of Whole Foods. The whole "Agritainment" industry is really taking away from the charm of the farms. I remember going to these farms when I was a kid, without the hustle and bustle of the crowds. That was an authentic experience...nowadays, laughable. Even the packaged products (jams, pickled food, ciders) have labels indicating that they were produced no where on Long Island. So much for "local" food.
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Default hmm

I live in blueridge in medford. I just moved here. I am pretty close to the farms. In the summer i was talking to a worker i nthe farms and was told since I am pretty local come on the weekdays if you must. Avoid the weekends.

IF I want a pumpkin since most are not even grown here anymore I just will pick it up from Country fair right down the road. No huge crowds or anything when i went yesterday .
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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I was out there this weekend and had a great time as usual. From what I remember, Columbus Day weekend has always been a zoo so I wasn't surprised. The pumpkins I "picked" were most likely rolled into the field on top of an actual pumpking patch as I could see the vines with some smaller pumpkins attached to them. Either way, my kids enjoyed everything and we will be back next year. Of course they are ripping you off at .55/pound when I can get them at a supermarket for much less but my kids played there for at elast an hour so I say it is worth it.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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I can't even put real pumpkins out at my house. They become a buffet for the animals and are destroyed in a couple of days.
spray them with bitter apple (can be found in pet stores). works every time
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