Pumpkin Patch to be held one weekend this year

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
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The Kohala Mountain Farm Pumpkin Patch will be open for one weekend only this year — Oct. 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until sold out.

Big Island Residents are invited to visit Kohala Mountain Farm Pumpkin Patch and harvest locally grown pumpkins directly from the field. For the fourth consecutive year, Kahua Ranch continues to support this community event and has generously donated the land for this event. As a project sponsored by the North Kohala Community Resource Center, Kohala Mt. Farm is delighted to have the opportunity to offer this event to our community.

On Oct. 22, they will be hosting Kokua Stone Mana Ohana Fundraiser. The goal of the fundraiser is to create an event that’s not just a fundraiser but an opportunity for families to get together, have fun, and create a support network for families that have children who are affected by conditions caused by brain injury.

“We are delighted that the patch is giving us this opportunity to raise money for our 2-year-old son’s therapy efforts and a chance to raise community awareness about brain injury conditions that affect hundreds of families island wide” said mother Lisa Johnson. “We are trying to raise money so that we can continue an intensive multisensory brain repair program for our toddler son. Our biggest hope is that this therapy will help Stone thrive naturally.”

Last year the Pumpkin Patch raised $1,000 for Waimea Country School’s Garden Program.

“We hope to do the same for the Johnson Ohana this year,” said Project Coordinator Stacy Hasegawa. “We understand that it is the same weekend as the HPA pumpkin patch but that is the weekend when we will have the most ripe pumpkins, so we had to set the date based on maximum harvest. We hope that people will support both events and come early to get your pumpkin before they run out.”

The patch will also host the Kokua Stone Mana Ohana Fundraiser that Saturday with keiki activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include face painting, cotton candy, games, Halloween Costume Contest and Raffle for keikis and adults with amazing prize giveaways at 2pm. The patch will be open Oct. 23 for family picking.

Bring your family and your picnic blanket for a fun day at the Big Island’s only locally grown pumpkin patch located on the Kohala Mountain Rd between mile marker 12 and 13 on the makai side of the road.