Pumpkin Patch at Tanaka Farms

This is my absolute favorite Pumpkin Patch!

It opens September 27th. 

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 This is aYou Pick Pumpkin Patch” which makes it so much fun. The girls love running from one row to another to pick their perfect pumpkin and pulling it off the vine. They also have rows of “picked” pumpkins (nice the little wee one’s).

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They offer pumpkin patch tours, where you ride around in the tractor pulled wagon through the 30 acre farm.

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We  love taking pictures through out the pumpkin patch and picking our own fresh organic vegetables. My girls favorite thing to do is running through the corn maze.

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I still can not believe in that this farm exists right in the middle of Irvine. I love watching the girls get their hands into the earth to pick fresh vegetables. It’s beautiful and full of great memories for us.

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Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch is fun for adults and children of all ages!

– Enjoy the Wagon Ride around our 30 acre farm!
– Find your way out of our corn maze!
– Pick your own fresh vegetables!
– Visit the petting zoo! (sheep, goats and alpacas)
– Take pictures of the “Tanaka’s Pile of Pumpkins!”
– Join the Full Harvest on the weekends! A festival full of food, games, ATV rides and much more!


Price

Tanaka Farms is open to the public 7 days a week from 9am-6pm (gates close at 5:30pm) through October 31, 2014.
No reservations are needed!

Parking – Free!

Admission – $2 (Free for Active Military)

Corn Maze – Free with admission.

Wagon Ride – $5 (ages 2 & under free)

Petting Zoo – $3 (ages 2 & under free)

You Pick Vegetables – $2.99/lb

You Pick Pumpkins – Sliding Scale by the lb

Important Notices

Public Drinking Water is NOT available.
Bring you own or bottled water is available for purchase at $1.50/bottle.

Dress Code:
FOR YOUR SAFETY we recommend wearing comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Sandals/flip-flops, open-toed shoes or high heels are PROHIBITED.

Insurance Policy:
Due to liability purposes, PETS or WAGONS are PROHIBITED due to the steep hills.

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Watermelon Tours at Tanaka Farms

tanakasignA fun addition to the Summer Educational Series and a great way to spend an afternoon is at Tanaka Farms in Irvine. They are currently featuring their Watermelon Tours and for a short time, Strawberry Tours as well.

My Girl Scout troop visited in the spring for a Strawberry Tour. Everyone enjoyed the tour and the strawberries we picked were the most delicious strawberries I’ve ever tasted.

tanakafarmsCSATanaka farms is a 30 acre working farm that grows organic fruit and vegetables. These fruits and vegetables are sold at their farm stand as well as their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.

 

Tanaka Farms also offers educational tours. The tours are available throughout the year. Strawberry Tours (Mid-March to end of June), Cookout Tours (Mid-March to end of August), Watermelon Tours (July to August), and the Pumpkin Patch Tour (end of Sept. to end of October).

You tour the farm on a wagon pulled by a tractor. Along the way, you take various stops to learn about the vegetables and fruits that are currently in season. You learn how they are grown and you get to taste them, yum! For your final stop you arrive at your crop where you get to sample some fresh melon and watermelon and than pick your own personal-sized watermelon to enjoy at home.

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The following tours are available at this time:

Weekend Tours:

Strawberry Tours  every hour from 10am to 2pm!  No reservations needed

Watermelon Tours  every hour beginning at 9:30 am and the last tour leaves at 2:30 pm; No reservations needed

Weekday Tours: 

Watermelon Tours Monday-Friday with a reservation 

U-Pick Tours – We’ll keep you posted with this free tour’s availability! 

Arrive 15-20 minutes before your tour and be prepared to get dirty, take shoes you don’t mind getting some dirt or possibly mud on, remember this is a working farm.

Rates are as follows:

Adults and Children are $18.00

Children 2 and younger are Free

Group tours and rates are available:  home-schooling group, boy scouts, girl scouts, summer camp, sports group, or other organizations.day, enjoying our special group rates.  For your group reservations please call Aimee at (949) 653-2100 Ext. 204

photos from Tanaka Farms Facebook page