Marietta (WSYR-TV) - The first full weekend of fall in Central New York will be a beautiful one and after a rainy June caused some trouble for pumpkin farmers, they're glad to see the crop that survived is in great shape.
From specialty pumpkins to standard big, round, orange ones, there are more than 70 varieties of pumpkins and squash grown on the 65 acres at Tim’s Pumpkin Patch in Marietta.
The rain wiped out about a third of the crop at Tim's Pumpkin Patch.
“I was very nervous and figured we wouldn't have much of a crop at all,” said Tim Leubner, owner of Tim’s Pumpkin Patch. “We saw a lot of rain in June. It flooded out the fields. They came on real slow and it took two weeks to get them out, but once they got going the rain really helped and it made the pumpkins big.”
There are a few less pumpkins to choose from, but more consumers will get more pumpkin for their dollar this year.
Tim's Pumpkin Patch also has a new corn maze this year, camp fires at night and a bakery which is open every day.
Children can also visit with the animals on the farm.