Concord, NH: Pumpkin Capital (too)

Things can get colorful in Concord in the fall, as this capital city is surrounded by local farms that offer all kinds of fall fun – and lots of local pumpkins.

The spirit of fall is at home in the Concord area –with big pumpkins shining in the crisp fall air. It is fun for kids to pick a pumpkin, get some apples, have fresh cider and doughnuts- and take in eh the fall colors.

Pumpkins are native to North America. The name pumpkin came from Greek -- "large melon" or "pepon." American colonists just called it a "pumpkin."

Native Americans ate pumpkins and dried them to weave into mats. Early European settlers used them in desserts and stews. The first pumpkin pie started with a carved out pumpkin filled with milk, spices and honey and baked in ashes.

Here are some of the local places to buy and enjoy a fall pumpkin!

Dimond Hill Farm

Concord, NH

(603) 496-8218

 

Beech Hill Farm

107 Beech Hill Rd.

Hopkinton, NH

603-223-0828

 

Carter Hill Orchard

73 Carter Hill Rd.

Concord, NH

603-225-2625

 

Rossview Farm

85 District 5 Rd #5

(603) 228-4872

 

Apple Hill Farm

Concord, NH

(603) 224-8862

 

Gould Hill Farm

656 Gould Hill Rd

Contoocook, NH

 (603) 746-3811

 

 The spirit of fall is at home in the Concord area –with big pumpkins shining in the crisp fall air. It is fun for kids to pick a pumpkin, get some apples, have fresh cider and doughnuts- and take in eh the fall colors.

The spirit of fall is at home in the Concord area –with big pumpkins shining in the crisp fall air. It is fun for kids to pick a pumpkin, get some apples, have fresh cider and doughnuts- and take in eh the fall colors.