Downey’s Farm pumpkin patch is officially closed for the year

Oct 14 2020, 7:06 pm

You’ll have to take your pumpkin pictures elsewhere!

Downey’s Farm has officially closed their front lawn pumpkin patch for the year following modified restrictions.

In a statement by Downey’s Farm, due to the recent restrictions put in place by Premier Doug Ford in Peel and Toronto, they have made the decision to close off their “Sea of Orange” pumpkin patch for the rest of the fall season.

For over 30 years, the farm has welcomed guests to pick their own pumpkins placed outside their front lawn, and despite hoping to keep the tradition going, the farm is unable to operate to its full potential with the current restrictions.

“There will still be pumpkins for sale; however, the pumpkins will all be placed in bins. We are discouraging visits to just take pictures,” said Downey’s Farm on their website.

On October 9, Ontario announced that indoor dining, cinemas, and gyms are among some of the places closing for 28 days in Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa.

Restrictions have also been placed on social gatherings and organized public events to a maximum of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors where physical distancing can’t be maintained.

Although the patch remains closed, their Barn Market store will be open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and the Farmyard Play Area will be open with limited capacity.

Karen DoradeaKaren Doradea

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