Our son Fletcher surrounded by "personalized pumpkins"... a photo we used for his birth announcement. Just one of many different uses for pumpkins which are personalized.
Pumpkins have a dual purpose each autumn. Some folks use them for decorations, others for food. With our personalization service we would like to offer you the opportunity to use your pumpkin for both! Personalized pumpkins are a unique way to decorate your home, business or office, while maintaining the integrity of the pumpkin to be used as food at the end of the season.
Imagine this.... your family visits our farm and searches through the pumpkin patches to "discover" the pumpkins which have been personalized just for you! (Clues are available as well.) You take home your personalized pumpkins to use as decorations throughout the fall... and then for Thanksgiving, you turn them into very yummy pumpkin scones, delicious pumpkin bread or a hearty pumpkin soup! WOW! True dual-use pumpkins!
How does it work? When the pumpkin is still small and green, we scratch your name or other message into the flesh. As the pumpkin turns orange and hardens, a "raised crust" forms on the pumpkin where it has been scratched. As the shell of the pumpkin has not been compromised, the integrity of the food is maintained. You can use it for decoration, and then later for food!
Your family's last name: "The Smith Family"
Your children's first names: "Samuel" "Rose"
A greeting: "Welcome" "Happy Harvest"
For your business: "Thanks For Your Support"
Fun announcements for a loved one: Imagine a series of personalized pumpkins, along with a private stroll through the pumpkin patches to reveal a marriage proposal or the announcement of a new baby for your family!
Perhaps a personalized pumpkin for each family member... what a great family photo for your website or yearly letter!
Be creative! Have fun!
Please note: We ABSOLUTELY reserve the right to refuse to personalize any pumpkin with a message or image we find offensive, or feel may be offensive to any of the guests attending our pumpkin patch.
Personalized Pumpkins must be ordered by August 31. We are NO LONGER ACCEPTING personalized pumpkin orders for 2016. (We have to scratch in the personalization while pumpkins are still young and green). The cost is $5 for personalization -up to 10 letters* (due when you place order), plus the weight of the pumpkin (paid when you pick your pumpkin from the patch). You can order by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by phone (360) 602-1273, or by using our online form. You must include EXACTLY what you want scratched onto the pumpkin, and whether you prefer a medium, large or giant pumpkin (keep in mind, the personalization fee of $5 -up to 10 letters - is standard for all sizes, but you will pay for your pumpkin by weight when you pick it up... giant pumpkins can be VERY HEAVY... be sure you order what you want... we don't want anyone disappointed, or overwhelmed when you come to the pumpkin patch!) To complete your order you can either mail your personalization fee ($5 per pumpkin - up to 10 letters) to Creek House Farm P.O. Box 422 Manchester, WA 98353 or you can pay with paypal (after completing online order form). All orders will be confirmed upon receipt of personalization fee. *Note: We are happy to personalize pumpkins with more than 10 letters. However, out of consideration for our time, we charge $.25 for each additional letter past 10. Example: "Samuel" $5; "Rose" $5; "Welcome" $5, "Happy Harvest" (1st 10 letters $5, + 2 additional letters @ $.25 each = $5.50.)
Please remember... organic pumpkins and the personalization process are natural. We will be sure to keep spelling and punctuation exactly as you order it.... but the rest will be a natural product. We cannot guarantee perfection, (nor would we attempt to) as that part is not within our control. Your pumpkin will be beautiful... as it is created... but not without imperfections... perfect is relative to expectation and usually only comes in plastic. :)
We typically use our Connecticut Field Pumpkins for personalization. If you would like to upgrade to a specialty soup or sugar pumpkin, please note that when you order. Specialty soup and sugar pumpkins are more expensive than field pumpkins. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.