About Kirsten Fong

Kirsten is the oldest of the 3 Vala daughters. She studied journalism at New York University and worked at various media outlets before returning to work for Vala's Pumpkin Patch in 2012. Kirsten, her husband Geoff and daughter Zoe live in Boston, MA most of the year, but travel to Omaha every pumpkin season.

Best Breakfasts at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

apple cider donuts

October Saturdays and Sundays a Vala’s Pumpkin Patch can be a little crazy, but one way to beat the crowd is to come early. Here are some of our best breakfast options if you’re one of the first people in the gate!

Location: Harvest Barn, 9am
This year we made over our Harvest Barn to be our new donut cafe, serving apple cider donuts (cinnamon sugar coated or glazed) and coffee all day. This is a great first stop at the pumpkin patch!

Location: The Country Bakery

The Country Bakery serves cinnamon rolls all day, topped with a whipped frosting that is amazing! First thing in the morning, they’re warm from the oven. And their bakery case is also filled with turnovers, pumpkin bread, and other treats that could easily pass for breakfast.

Location: The Pie Barn

You can always eat pie and coffee for breakfast (yumm!!), but on Saturdays and Sundays Kelsey is baking legitimate breakfast pies — Quiche! She fills our signature all-butter pie crust with a rich and creamy egg mixture, plus ham and cheese. It has to be the best breakfast option on the farm!

Location: The Big Barn Bakery

Most people wouldn’t head straight from the entrance to the exit, but our Big Exit Barn has a large variety of sweets that work great as breakfast treats. Their selection varies, but you can usually find muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin bars and lots more.

Kelsey (and Pie) on TV!

What’s it like to grow up as “a Vala”? There’s a tough question. Glad she didn’t say that the hint of cool weather at the end of summer sent a panicky chill through her whole body, but maybe that was just me… Kelsey pulls out a very nice answer, plus she’s asked the dreaded pie case question — “What’s your favorite pie?” Could you pick one favorite please, Kelsey!? Oh, and say “Hi” to some of our Pie Barn super stars (Gerry!), doing their thing, making pie and being “the show.” No pressure guys.