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Three places to find a pumpkin near Stittsville

(Pumpkins near Richmond. Photo by Barry Gray.)

A lot of Stittsville families will be heading out to find a pumpkin this weekend. Think about skipping the grocery store this year, and head to a local farm or roadside stand.

Not only is there usually a better selection, but some of them have special activities for kids, like wagon rides, mazes and full-on haunted houses. Here’s a list of a few of the pumpkin places near Stittsville.  (Send us your suggestions at feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca) Continue reading


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Food Bank abuzz about partnership with Gees Bees Honey

(ABOVE: Matthew Gee, Co-Founder of Gees Bees Honey Company, holding up part of a bee hive. Photo by Barry Gray.)

The Ottawa Food Bank unveiled a new beehive on Wednesday at their Community Harvest farming project on Mansfield Road near Stittsville.

Thanks to a grant from JustChange Ottawa, the Gees Bees Honey Company has teamed up with the food bank to install the beehive. The honeybees who call this new hive their home will help pollinate the crops and will also produce honey that Gees Bees will sell to benefit the food bank. Continue reading


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PHOTOS: Bradley-Craig Farm photo walk

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to everyone who joined us today to take photos of the Bradley-Craig farm!  It was fun to swap stories, meet neighbours and have a look at all of your photos. -GG.

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Five places to find a pumpkin near Stittsville

(Pumpkins near Richmond. Photo by Barry Gray.)

A lot of Stittsville families will be heading out to find a pumpkin this weekend. It’s a lot of fun to head out to a farm or one of the big roadside stands, plus you usually get a better selection than what you can find at grocery stores. S

Some of them have special activities for kids, like wagon rides, mazes and full-on haunted houses. Here’s a list of a few of the pumpkin places near Stittsville.

  • Abby Hill Farms (Richmond)
    Headquartered in Richmond with smaller satellite locations around the region. There’s one on Bankfield and Prince of Whales, just east of the 416, with  lots of pumpkins and some fun scarecrows too.
  • Creekside Gardens (Richmond)
    Creekside Gardens is a greenhouse, gift shop, and nursery centre located in Ottawa. With fifteen acres of land, they grow a lot of their own plants, including pumpkins.
  • Fallowfield Farm (just south of Stittsville)
    Lots of pumpkins, gourds, straw & hay bales, corn-stalks and more. You can also book a hay wagon ride for your family or group and head out into the fields to find a pumpkin.
  • Pazab Family Farm (Dwyer Hill Road)
    A very small roadside market, and no haunted hayrides here, but they do have fresh produce, eggs, meat and baked products.  This would make for a nice family drive.  Open Saturdays.
  • Saunders Farm (Munster, south of Fallowfield Road)
    Well-known for their annual Halloween attractions, but you can also find some good pumpkins — and there’s no admission to pay if you’re just browsing the pumpkin patch.

For more local pumpkin patches, check out OttawaStart’s Pumpkin Guide.


What are your favourite places to get a pumpkin?  Does your family have any notable Halloween traditions?  Tell us about it in the comments below or email feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca

From Las Vegas to West Carleton: Meet the family behind the Pazab Farm

(Above: The Pazab Family: Agata and Preston Zaborowski, with Sonja, 11, Eloy, 9, Sasha, 7, Arkadiusz, 3. Photo by Barry Gray.)

Can you imagine moving your family, including four young kids, from Las Vegas to a patch of land in West Carleton, and setting up a farm?

That’s exactly what Agata and Preston Zaborowski did two years ago, when they established the Pazab Family Farm on Upper Dwyer Hill Road last year.  A couple weeks ago, they officially opened their roadside market, selling organic produce, meat and baked goods, along with original art.  Here’s an interview with Agata and Preston, along with photography by Barry Gray. Continue reading


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Where to find a pumpkin near Stittsville

(Pumpkins off Upper Dyer Road. Photo by Barry Gray.)

Sure, you can pick up a Halloween pumpkin for a few dollars at your favourite grocery store — but it’s more fun to head out to a farm or one of the big roadside stands that sell pumpkins. Usually you get a better selection, and some of them have special activities for kids too like wagon rides, mazes and full-on haunted houses. Here’s a list of some of the pumpkin places near Stittsville.

  • Abby Hill Farms (Richmond)
    Headquartered in Richmond with smaller satellite locations around the region. We always go to the one at Bankfield and Prince of Whales, just east of the 416. Lots of pumpkins and some fun scarecrows too.
  • Creekside Gardens (Richmond)
    Creekside Gardens is a greenhouse, gift shop, and nursery centre located in Ottawa. With fifteen acres of land, they grow a lot of our own plants, including pumpkins.
  • Fallowfield Farm (just south of Stittsville)
    Lots of pumpkins, gourds, straw & hay bales, corn-stalks and more. You can also book a hay wagon ride for your family or group and head out into the fields to find a pumpkin.
  • Saunders Farm (Munster, south of Fallowfield Road)
    Saunders Farm is known for their annual Halloween attractions, but you can also find some good pumpkins — and there’s no admission to pay if you’re just browsing the pumpkin patch.

For more local pumpkin patches, check out OttawaStart’s Pumpkin Guide.


What are your favourite places to get a pumpkin?  Does your family have any notable Halloween traditions?  Tell us about it in the comments below or email feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca

 

Pumpkins for sale at Abby Hill Farms, Bankfield at Prince of Wales. Photo by Glen Gower.
Pumpkins for sale at Abby Hill Farms, Bankfield at Prince of Wales. Photo by Glen Gower.