Vancouver pumpkin patch hopes to recoup losses from recent rain

Clark County

Velvet Acres Pumpkin Patch will be open until Halloween

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Local farms are hoping this last weekend of sunshine before Halloween will help make up for some wet weather that just passed through the region.

The owners of Velvet Acres Pumpkin Patch in Vancouver said the heavy rains last weekend forced them to close down their hay rides to avoid tearing up the fields. The fall weather washed away some income the depend on.

Now that the clouds have parted, they say this dry sunny weekend has been a last minute blessing.

“It does take a lot of work, and it takes a lot of employees and a lot of labor,” said owner Gary Bodt. “[It takes] a lot of time—early on in the summer when you’re growing the pumpkins, cultivating, and whatever else. We have a lot of cost involved all the time, and hopefully [we] get some return here at this time of the year.”

The farm will be open up until Halloween for anyone who still wants to grab a pumpkin.

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