You might not want to dress up. You might not want to eat an apple pie. But there’s no way you can miss out on pumpkin picking in October, especially since we have so many rustic farms near our Alston apartments!

Pick out the perfect pumpkin from these pumpkin farms located right around the corner from home and make good use of it by cooking up a pumpkin pie or simply using it to decorate your Alston apartment. You’ll have your pick of the litter – literally – at these farms, which offer huge pumpkin selections.

Brightwaters Farms, located at 1624 Manatuck Blvd, Bay Shore which is 18 minutes from your Alston apartment, is the oldest operating farm on the South Shore. The farm is open to the public every fall for their annual Fall Harvest Festival.

Brightwaters Farms has been in existence since the late 1600s. The farmland was purchased from the King of England by the Phelps family, the farm’s original founders. The farm at that time consisted of thousands of beautiful undeveloped acres, some wooded and some cultivated, as well as grazing fields for the cows, sheep, and other animals that were raised on the farm. Today, it’s a flourishing farm that continues to be popular with visitors.

Elwood Pumpkin Farm, located at 1500 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington which is 18 minutes from your Alston apartment, is one of Long Island’s most popular pumpkin farms. Unlike most other farms in the area, their pumpkins are grown in their fields.

Visitors are invited to pick off the vine and experience how fresh a pumpkin can be. Pumpkins are then priced by size. Plus, kids will love their child-friendly corn maze and hay ride, giving everyone a family a true taste of the farm.


Brightwaters Farms

1624 Manatuck Blvd, Bay Shore, NY 11706

(631) 665-5411


Elwood Pumpkin Farm

1500 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 368-8626