Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch Page!
Pumpkin Patch Q & A
- When do we open and what do we do?
The 2017 Sierra Vista Pumpkin Patch will open on October 2nd and will remain open until October 31st. Our hours are from 9 am to 9 pm daily. We will have thousands of Pumpkins ranging in all sizes for sale, as well as gourds!! There will be storytelling for schools and other groups each weekday from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. by appointment. To make an appointment for story time, or if you have a question, please call the church office at 325-944-4041 or visit us at 4522 College Hills Blvd. (Pumpkins are in the field between Sierra Vista UMC and IHOP).
- Where do they come from?
Our pumpkins come from a company called “Pumpkin Patch fundraisers” ~ their farming operations are on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, NM. In cooperation with the Navajo Nation, they grow 1,200 acres or approximately 2 square miles of pumpkins and employee over 700 Native Americans during their harvest months of September and October. They also have a full time off-season staff. So our patch has a positive and lasting impact on a region with 42% unemployment.
- What does your purchase benefit?
The profit from our sales benefit Sierra Vista UMC youth group (for camps and trips) and it also helps the Navajo Indian Reservation where they are grown… It is a win win fundraiser!
- How is the patch an outreach?
During the month of October we have over 2,500 children and their families visit the patch. We invite families to come take pictures and run around the pumpkins. We also have a couple of events that we hope you will come check out. We have at least one day that princesses and super heroes come hang out with us. And on one evening we show a movie in the patch, complete with popcorn and water! Your support of our patch reaches so much farther that Sierra Vista… It reaches the San Angelo Community and the Navaho Reservation where the pumpkins are grown!
- What does it cost?
There is never a charge for pictures or any event! We just want to encourage fun and family time! The pumpkins and gourds are for sale and range in cost from $.75 to $40.00.
- How can you help?
You can buy pumpkins… but our BIGGEST need is help to unload them from the truck! We will receive our first load of Pumpkins on October 1st at 1:00 pm and another truckload on the 11th at 5:30! We will unload the truck, then we will feed you pizza and soda!