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    Post #1 - October 21st, 2007, 10:18 am
    Post #1 - October 21st, 2007, 10:18 am Post #1 - October 21st, 2007, 10:18 am
    Cookie and I went with our nieces to Goebbert's Farm and Garden Center to buy pumpkins, go on a camel ride, feed a giraffe, navigate a corn maze, and eat a little.

    Goebbert's is a well-known, local farm and they pull out all the stops for the fall season. There were plenty of pumpkins for decorating:

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    ...and for baking:

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    There's a wide variety of squash:

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    There's a little bit of prepared foods like roast corn:

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    ...kettle corn

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    ...and for dessert, apple slices with caramel and nuts:

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    Goebbert's has a ton of activities, a market with fresh and frozen "take-and-bake" pies, produce, cider, candy, and a lot more. There are also more pumpkins than a couple little girls could handle:

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    Best,
    Michael

    Goebbert's Farm and Garden Center
    40 W. Higgins Road
    South Barrington, IL

    If you want to pick your own in the patch:
    Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch
    Rt 47 and Reinking Road
    Hampshire, IL

    http://www.pumpkinfarms.com/splash.html
  • Post #2 - October 21st, 2007, 11:17 am
    Post #2 - October 21st, 2007, 11:17 am Post #2 - October 21st, 2007, 11:17 am
    Nice, Michael. We've been to Goebbert's in S. Barrington many times and always enjoyed it. My son is (finally!) getting a little old for it but it's always been one of our fall highlights in previous years. I do wish the on-site food offerings were a little stronger but where else can you ride a camel in the suburbs?

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  • Post #3 - October 21st, 2007, 11:19 am
    Post #3 - October 21st, 2007, 11:19 am Post #3 - October 21st, 2007, 11:19 am
    If you want to pick your own in the patch:
    Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch
    Rt 47 and Reinking Road
    Hampshire, IL


    Although even there, they truck them over to the public shopping/play area. I don't know if you can actually go out to the patch or not, although you certainly can see it from the public area.

    A visit to that Goebbert's goes very well with a literary breakfast at Allen's Corner, not far away.
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  • Post #4 - October 21st, 2007, 9:45 pm
    Post #4 - October 21st, 2007, 9:45 pm Post #4 - October 21st, 2007, 9:45 pm
    Do they still have trained monkeys at Goebberts? I like monkeys.
  • Post #5 - October 21st, 2007, 10:20 pm
    Post #5 - October 21st, 2007, 10:20 pm Post #5 - October 21st, 2007, 10:20 pm
    Last year was the first year I'd ever been to Goebbert's. My family always went to Lamb's Farm for the pumpkin patch thing. I went with some friends and their little kids, so that was fun.

    One thing I've been wondering as we get into pumpkin season and I've been looking at recipes- is a "baking pumpkin" a specific type of pumpkin, or is it just one that's small enough to go into a pot?

    The picture of the Pie Pumpkins reminded me that I've been meaning to ask this here!
  • Post #6 - October 21st, 2007, 11:51 pm
    Post #6 - October 21st, 2007, 11:51 pm Post #6 - October 21st, 2007, 11:51 pm
    HI,

    There was a discussion on pumpkins and squashes that covers this territory. Unfortunately the images posted by LAZ are now dead links. I do happen to have those images, which I will try to post later.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #7 - October 21st, 2007, 11:58 pm
    Post #7 - October 21st, 2007, 11:58 pm Post #7 - October 21st, 2007, 11:58 pm
    iblock9 wrote:Do they still have trained monkeys at Goebberts? I like monkeys.


    Me too. The Wife has forbidden them in the house, but I figure one would be fine. I've googled around, but apparently it's tough to have a monkey as a pet in Illinois. If anyone reading this has a monkey for sale (or knows of a monkey for sale), pm me.

    Hammond
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  • Post #8 - October 22nd, 2007, 12:02 am
    Post #8 - October 22nd, 2007, 12:02 am Post #8 - October 22nd, 2007, 12:02 am
    David Hammond wrote:
    iblock9 wrote:Do they still have trained monkeys at Goebberts? I like monkeys.


    Me too. The Wife has forbidden them in the house, but I figure one would be fine. I've googled around, but apparently it's tough to have a monkey as a pet in Illinois. If anyone reading this has a monkey for sale (or knows of a monkey for sale), pm me.

    Hammond


    Pets or food?
  • Post #9 - October 22nd, 2007, 12:04 am
    Post #9 - October 22nd, 2007, 12:04 am Post #9 - October 22nd, 2007, 12:04 am
    The Wife has forbidden them in the house, but I figure one would be fine.


    What a loaded statement. I want so badly to be the fly on the wall when the monkey comes home.

    Good luck!

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #10 - October 22nd, 2007, 12:45 am
    Post #10 - October 22nd, 2007, 12:45 am Post #10 - October 22nd, 2007, 12:45 am
    I would love to have a monkey (pet, not meat)...maybe we can work out a visitation schedule if you get one, David? :wink:

    Thanks for the info, cathy! I found another article about it here....so are the little "pumpkins" at Goebbert's Dickinsons, then? I can't find a picture of a Dickinsons anywhere.
  • Post #11 - October 22nd, 2007, 5:26 am
    Post #11 - October 22nd, 2007, 5:26 am Post #11 - October 22nd, 2007, 5:26 am
    iblock9 wrote:Do they still have trained monkeys at Goebberts? I like monkeys.


    Yes, they do

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    Best,
    michael
  • Post #12 - October 22nd, 2007, 7:47 am
    Post #12 - October 22nd, 2007, 7:47 am Post #12 - October 22nd, 2007, 7:47 am
    These are images that were once (or maybe relocated) on the Missouri Botanical Garden website:

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    Cucurbita moschata 'Dickinson'

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    C. moschata 'Avalon Butternut'

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    C pepo 'Sugar Pie'


    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #13 - October 22nd, 2007, 10:22 am
    Post #13 - October 22nd, 2007, 10:22 am Post #13 - October 22nd, 2007, 10:22 am
    abe_froeman wrote:Last year was the first year I'd ever been to Goebbert's. My family always went to Lamb's Farm for the pumpkin patch thing. I went with some friends and their little kids, so that was fun.

    Coincidentally, I was at Lambs Farm this Saturday and they were in full pumpkin swing.

    I was there to visit with BBQ friends who were competing in a KCBS BBQ contest. One of the BBQ teams there, The Powers of BBQ, was Merrill and Nancy Powers, both Captains in the Salvation Army, who a number of LTHers have participated in Thanksgiving Turkey cooks and Christmas parties with.

    The Powers of BBQ
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    Enjoy,
    Gary
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