Somerset Farms FAQs

Here are questions that we are frequently asked:

What are your COVID protocols?

COVID-19 has affected every part of our lives and our pumpkin patch is no exception. We worked with the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers (AFFP) and Alberta Health Services to come up with guidelines to ensure that all of our customers and staff are safe and healthy this season.

COVID-19 Guidelines for u-pick pumpkins:

  1. Come to the farm if you are healthy and show no signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (ie. fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath) or have been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. Maintain physical distancing (2M) between staff and other customers
  3. Appointments are required this year to limit the number of customers in our field.
  4. An appointment is required for each car full of people coming to the pumpkin patch.
  5. Please sanitize your hands before and after entering the pumpkin patch. Sanitizer will be provided.
  6. There will be a one-way flow of traffic in and out of the field this year. Please follow the directions of the staff.
  7. We will have some carts available for picking pumpkins, but please feel free to bring your own as well.
  8. There will be no picnic tables or games available this year.
  9. This is a public health issue. We reserve the right to ask you to leave if you are not adhering to the safety guidelines, or if you are abusive to staff and other customers. 

Our COVID Guidelines


Do you allow photography?

Pumpkin PhotographyYes we do. We encourage all visitors to the farm to take as many photos as they like for their personal use.

Please tag your photos:

Instagram @somersetpumpkins
Facebook Somerset Pumpkin Farms

Portrait, commercial, family, engagement/wedding photography must be scheduled in advance with the rate of $50 for a 1-hour session during public hours and off-season, or $100 for a private 1-hour session per group in season.

Photographer is not provided. These beautiful photos were taken by Hobbs Photography

Enjoy a Day Out at Somerset Farms U Pick


Will the pumpkins last until Halloween?

Late August to September is a great time to pick pumpkins in Alberta! Getting them to last until Halloween is a matter of curing them properly, which is very easy to do (see "Curing Pumpkins" below". I keep pumpkins in my basement from September to April every year, because our family loves pumpkin muffins!

somerset halloween pumpkins

Have fun with your family picking your perfect Halloween Jack-O-Lantern at Somerset Farms!


What payment methods do you accept?

We are a cash only business at this time.

somerset farms payment terms


Is there an admission charge?

No. You only pay for the pumpkins you pick.

Somerset pumpkin prices

U-Pick Pumpkins - Pay what you pick!


Are you pet friendly?

Yes we are! Dogs are welcome to come visit our farm, but please ensure they are on leash in case any of our other guests are fearful. Also, please help us keep a clean place for all to enjoy and clean up after your dog.

somerset farms is dog friendly

Bring your dog along for a fun day of pumpkin picking!


My pumpkin has a blemish/sort spot on it, what should I do?

One of our guest shared a great treatment to prevent pumpkins from rotting. Scrape out the soft spot and get it down to hard flesh. Smear the scrape with honey and allow it to dry. The antibacterial properties of honey will allow the pumpkin to form an scab and prevent it from rotting! If the spot remains after the first treatment, repeat the steps until a scab forms.

somerset u pick pumpkins

Smear pumpkin blemishes with honey to prevent rotting.


Are there other activities to do on your farm?

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we will not be having any picnic tables or games available this year. 

We have a few picnic tables for families to use, a straw bale pile for children to play on, and some free games like tic-tac-toe and a bean bag toss.

enjoy a family picnc at somerset farms

Enjoy a family picnic afer you pick your pumpkins!


What should we bring?

A wagon is a good idea, shoes or boots suitable for a country walk, water and other snacks as we have no concession on site. Pumpkin plants and stalks are also quite prickly so long pants and closed toed shoes are highly recommended.

bring your wagon to somerset farms

Bring your wagon to haul your pumpkins home!

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Edmonton & Area U-Pick Pumpkin Patch

1423 Township Road 514
Parkland County, AB T7Y 2P5

Directions to Somerset Farms from Edmonton

Go west on Hwy 627 until Rg Rd 15 (5 miles west of Hwy 779, the road to Stony Plain).

Go left/south on Rg Rd 15 until the road T's at Twp Rd 514, head left.

We are the 1st driveway on the right 1423 Twp Rd 514.

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