By Vanity Delbridge, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Family run for family fun.
The weather in Central New York is a clear indication that Fall is here.
Over at ‘The Pumpkin Hollow’, Charlie and Louise Cox, have seen over twenty years of growth in the business.
Local dairy farmers, the two started with just five acres of land, and planted pumpkins for family and friends.
What started as a hobby, quickly evolved into what is now, The Hollow.
“I think what sets us apart from other local farms is, we are nearly ninety percent family, and we are so close to Syracuse.”
“We’re about nine miles from South Salina Street, downtown,” says Louise.
Sisters Gwendolyn and Zinnia Cox have been putting their hands to the plow since they were seven.
The two share what a typical day is like and insist the apple fritters are a must try.
“We peel the apples, then put them in batter, then we fry them, and then we cinnamon sugar them, and then hand them out.”
Over the years, the pumpkin patch has added food, gifts, and a variety of different activities.
For a small fee, one can try their way around the 3-acre corn maze, catch a lift on the hayride, or take a tour of the farm animals housed on the grounds.
Cox says, the farm hosts birthday parties, class field trips, and was rented out this past summer for its first wedding.
The farm is open daily at ten in the morning and will run till the last week of October.