Pumpkinpalooza

Entrance to Nall's Produce amazing pumpkin patch, Alexandria, VANalls Produce in Alexandria VA has the best pumpkin patch I’ve ever been to. And, imagine my surprise to end up chatting with one of the owners. Valerie Nall was wearing a “Robert is Here” cap.  For those lucky enough to be in the know, Robert Is Here is a wonderful produce operation in Homestead, FL, not too far from where I live.

Valerie told me the Nalls Produce enterprise was started by her father from a card table set-up to sell produce; I should’ve found out how many pumpkins they had – it must be in the thousands.

They came in every color range possible: white, bright orange, mottled, and striped.  In every possible size, they had big pumpkins, GIANT pumpkins, record-breaking pumpkins, tiny pumpkins, fairy tale pumpkins, and gourds in every crazy shape and size.

The wall of pumpkins at Nall's Produce features one of every type; this is one section.

Pumpkins for even the tiniest customer at Nall's Produce in Alexandra, Virginia.We had a great time with our baby granddaughter and enjoyed trying to get her to sit still for one of the many great photo op locations.  Older kids were having a blast running around bales of hay, crawling through “tunnels” and picking out pumpkins.  Parents were pulling red wagons with piles of gourds and pumpkins.  Most sales are by the pound, but some items are individually priced, like the tiny perfect pumpkin our daughter bought for our grandbaby. Nall’s wall of pumpkins was an art installation all by itself. Check it out if you are anywhere in the DC area.

About KFBuchsbaum

A lover of words, learning something new every day, exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures is what feeds my spirit. One significant thing I learned from my years in market research is that time away from an experience dilutes the memories.  You lose the highs and lows and end up with middle-of-the-road impressions.  The reason I started to blog, was to capture experiences real-time, in the moment.  I hope my moments help you relive some of your own great adventures or maybe plan some new.

Posted on October 16, 2019, in USA and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thanks for sharing. All we have is Coconut Grove on Halloween night!! Different pumpkins.

    On Wed 16 Oct 2019 at 8:47 PM, Maximizing Luxury Travel wrote:

    > KFBuchsbaum posted: “Nalls Produce in Alexandria VA has the best pumpkin > patch I’ve ever been to. And, imagine my surprise to end up chatting with > one of the owners. Valerie Nall was wearing a “Robert is Here” cap. For > those lucky enough to be in the know, Robert Is Here is ” >

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  2. What a fun pumpkin picking day you had with baby J and the kids🎃🎃
    And the family photo of all of you must be framed!! It’s a total winner!! Everybody looks great…the memories are already starting🎃♥️👻

    Hugs from Sue

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  3. Everyone looks happy & wonderful but your grand daughter is a star. I love seeing a picture of her. Nancy

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