Local farmer depends on pumpkin sales

Local farmer depends on pumpkin sales (Image 1)

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Farm owner Jeff Alsup prepares all year long for the Halloween season and depends on the money made during the weeks leading up to the holiday.

Alsup owns Honeysuckle Hill Farm in Springfield. He said that 100% of his income comes from the pumpkin patch.

“If these six weeks are great, we can't pull out of the hole like most farmers,” Alsup told News 2.

Last year sales were down due to all the rain the Mid-State received during the month of October.

Alsup told New 2 this year have been the farm's biggest year ever.

Honeysuckle Hill Farm offers several activities for children and families, including hay rides, corn mazes and a petting zoo.

Admission to the farm is $9.

Alsup said he puts most of the money earned during Halloween goes back to the farm.

“We can do more, we can build more attractions, we can make the farm better because we've had a great season this year,” he continued.

Honeysuckle Hill Farms will be open throughout the week by reservations only and on Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

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