We always kinda wait to the last minute to get our pumpkins. We have yet to find a place up here where you go out into the patch like we used to do in CT, but this way is actually quicker. It was a wet and dreary day when we went and the man who was selling them wanted to get rid of them. So he gave Harkin two for free and the boys' huge pumpkins were heavily discounted! So it all worked out.