Aplin Farms prepares for pumpkin season

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Fall is right around the corner in the Wiregrass and the time to think about what design you will want to carve into your pumpkins as you begin decorating your homes is now.

John Aplin the owner of Alpin Farms said they recently started preparing for this spooky time of the year to make sure people get what they need in time during the fall season.

“We will open pumpkin season on October 1st,” Aplin said. “Some of the pumpkins are starting to get ready now, but a majority of the pumpkins will be ready in October.”

Even though Aplin Farms won’t hold its pumpkin season until October, Aplin said it’s better to get your pumpkin sooner rather than later.

“I would always choose to get my pumpkin early versus late because you have a better choice at the beginning of the season rather than the end,” Aplin said.

With the fall months on the horizon, Aplin said he expects a good fall crop that will prepare them for the fall season.

“We got less rain now and stuff’s starting to look better, s we are hopefully anticipating a really good fall crop this year,” Aplin said.

Aplin Farm’s was open last year during the pandemic and Aplin said he actually saw an increase in business.

“Well all in all over the last year, last pumpkin season, and in the spring, we have been a little busier than normal because people want to get outside,” Aplin said.

Aplin said during pumpkin season, Aplin farms will have activities for all ages. He said kids will be able to pick their own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, stroll through a corn maze, and learn about animals at a petting zoo throughout the month of October.

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