Today we visited Fruitville Groves's Pumpkin Festival.
They have a year round fruit and vegetable store, and they are run by one of the local Amish families. You can also buy all kinds of Amish food items like sauces, jellies and bread inside the store. I got some hand made anise candy, tasted just like Swedish "Kungen av Danmark".
It is a small Pumpkin Festival, but compared to other larger once in the area, they don't charge for admission and parking. Of course you have to visit the Pumpkin Patch and pick out some pumpkins and gourds. I got a few funny looking gourds for the kitchen, since I moved to the US they really give me that "now it is fall" feeling.
We enjoyed some grilled food and cool drinks after walking around and looking at all the festival had to offer. Unfortunately Florida is having a bit of a heat wave right now, so at 37 C and sweltering humidity, it is really hard to stay active outside too long.
Here are some pictures form today:
Local vendors offering their goods under a giant old oak, hoping to cool off a little in the heat