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LEESVILLE, LA.- It may only be the first week of October, but fall is here. Just look at the leaves. This week marks the beginning of the busy pumpkin patch season for a big pumpkin farm in Vernon Parish. News Channel 5's Rachael Penton was there.

At Anderson Farms in Leesville the beginning of October means one thing- fall fun....for both family's and field trips.

"They're just looking to get out of the house and have something different to do. There's no where around here where you can go take a hay ride, go to the pumpkin patch, spend the day with your family," Michelle Anderson, owner of the farm.

Fields trips to the farm like the one that Ms. Hymes has been bringing her second grade classes on for four years. She says that while the kids are guaranteed to have a good time, it's also an opportunity for them to take what they learn inside the classroom and apply it outside at the farm.

"We talk about a lot of farming activities, about produce, things like that so it actually goes along with our social studies learning activity," says Hymes.

The kids get the chance to take hay ride, explore the corn maze, plant their very own pumpkin seed, and of course.....pick the perfect pumpkin from the patch!

"It's orange and I like it because my whole family can share it," says second grader Emma Giddens.

"It's the perfect size because me and my momma can make a pie with it," says second grader Brian Small.

Anderson says that they have something to offer for everyone, whether you're carrying on old family traditions or starting new ones.

"Seeing all the people come back that come every year, and having new faces and having a good time out here with everybody during the field trips and on the weekends."

And whether you're looking for a Giant Jack, a Cinderella, a Casper, or just a good old-fashioned Pie Pumpkin, you'll find.....at Anderson Farms.

"We just look forward to seeing everybody out at the farm."

Anderson says they expect to sell as many as 10,000 pumpkins from now through mid-November.

The farm hosts field trips during the week, but they are open to the public on Saturday from 10am-6pm and on Sunday from 2pm-6pm. For more information call 318-208-7107.

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