Pumpkins Everywhere!

Pumpkins Everywhere!
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We have a local farm that we’ve been going to for 18 years. The farm is in an absolutely stunning location, overlooking a beautiful little lake.

Beautiful location

Beautiful location (click to embiggen)

We found Jucker Farm long ago in our search for an American style Halloween pumpkin. We used to be able to drive right up to the farm and park in front of their chicken coop, but these days, the place is so popular that you can no longer even drive on the road leading to the farm.  You have to park about a mile away or take a shuttle to it from the nearest train station.

This is the place to go if you want to pick your own fruit. Depending on what’s in season, you can pick strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries or apples.

Berries!

Berries!

They also have gorgeous produce.

Vine ripened

Vine ripened

I don’t drink juice, but I make an exception for their fresh pressed apple juice. Hands down, the best juice I’ve ever had.

Fresh pressed apple juice

Fresh pressed apple juice (click to embiggen)

And did I mention that they have a few pumpkins? This is one of the few places I have ever found spaghetti squash locally. This is also where I got my butternut squash for this recipe.

Squash!

Squash! (click to embiggen)

Got lots of pumpkins? Well, why not make a few sculptures? Every year they come up with new and creative displays.

So creative and fun

So creative and fun (click to embiggen)

Jucker Farm has a farm store with all sorts of pumpkin products. Pumpkin seed oil, sweet and sour pumpkin preserves, all kinds of fruit jams and spreads, homemade pickles, etc…

Fancypants farm products

Fancypants farm products (click to embiggen)

They serve up a Sunday brunch every weekend. You can also get bratwursts with pumpkin seeds or hot pumpkin soup cooked over a wood fire.

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

There is a lovely little restaurant and you can take your food and eat it outside at a picnic table in the orchards.

Great place for a picnic

Great place for a picnic

This place is a huge hit for families with kids. There’s  an apple tree labyrinth, an area of swinging hammocks in the orchards, a huge climbing area made of hay stacks, and a place to hang out and pet goats.

Cute goats (click to embiggen)

Cute goats (click to embiggen)

Jucker Farm is open 365 days a year and they have long opening hours. If you happen to live in Switzerland, you know how unusual this is. If you decide to head out for a visit on a Sunday (because it’s one of the few things open), just keep in mind that lots of other people have the same idea and it tends to get a bit crowded.

For details about the farm, have a look at their web page (in English).

Elvis has left the building (and gone to the farm). What are you waiting for? Head on out to your local farm!

Elvis visits the farm!

Elvis visits the farm!

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4 Comments

  1. This place looks awesome! I can’t wait to check it out next year 😉

    • TJ your girls would love it 🙂

  2. I am very excited to read all the great info and start connecting with like minded people…I went to school in Switzerland at St. Gallen University to earn my MBA and I can’t wait to come back. As far as eating, being in the US is difficult, until I came across your site and learned about the paleo diet. Thank you for this blog! I feel as though my brain is on fire with how much info is out there. I’m just starting out with the Paleo diet…I feel so much better than before, and before trying the other diets. I came across a nice website and thought you guys might like it…the website aggregates all the paleo info from the web. Pretty informative. http://paleoheadlines.com/

    • Hi Nathan,
      Glad you found us. Congratulations on going paleo.Yes, there are a ton of great resources out there on the internet and some terrific websites and books. Thanks for stopping by 🙂