Apple Fritters with Cider Glaze

Apple Fritters with Cider Glaze

At the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant in Tennessee, they serve fritters in your bread basket and proudly display the catch-phrase, "Life is short, eat fritters first!" Whether it's Thanksgiving or any other meal, this slogan is worth revisiting every once in a while,...

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Vala’s Weekly Food Specials, 2021!

Vala’s Weekly Food Specials, 2021!

We have SO many amazing foods all around Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, and we’re open such a short window of time, we decided to do weekly specials to feature fun new flavors all over the farm. We hope you love them as much as we do! Our specials begin on Fridays and run...

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Jan Vala

Jan Vala

In Loving Memory of Janniver Kay Vala January 11th, 1955 - September 3rd, 2021 Beloved Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend SLIDESHOW VIDEO PODCAST: Jan Talks About Starting Vala's Jan Vala was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 11th, 1955 to Hazel...

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Vala’s New Foods for 2021!

Vala’s New Foods for 2021!

Someone asked me recently where we get ideas for new food items at Vala's Pumpkin Patch, and I really couldn't say. We have so many ideas, mountains of ideas, we've gathered through years of fair-going, amusement park touring, and traveling, and we're constantly...

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Vala’s Discount Days 2021!

Vala’s Discount Days 2021!

Dates & Hours Calendar>> The beginning off our fall season brings the majority of our discount days! Don't miss them, here's a list to help with your planning! Honeycrisp Festival, $19.95 per person DATES: Sep 4th to 6th TIME: 10am to 8pm Cider & Sunflower...

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Baking Instructions: Vala’s Frozen Items

Baking Instructions: Vala’s Frozen Items

Apple Pie Baking Instructions: Keep pie completely frozen until ready to bake. Preheat oven to 375°F, or 350°F for a convection oven. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Bake frozen pie on prepared baking sheet for 1...

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Butternut Squash Recipes

Butternut Squash Recipes

For Thanksgiving and beyond, fresh squash grown right here at Vala's Pumpkin Patch is one of the most iconic flavors of fall. We can not get enough of it! And this year, with a bumper crop, we're selling it for pick-up November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving. This...

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July 3rd & 4th Drive-Thru Instructions!

We are doing our best to make sure our first every Donut & Pie Drive-Thru goes smoothly! Please read below for instructions and tips. Pick Up Days & Times (See Image) Our online store confirmation automatically says "Your order will be ready for pickup Friday...

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Vala’s Monster Cookie Recipe

These cookies have it all—peanut butter, chocolate, oatmeal! They’re a Vala Family favorite—there’s usually a half-eaten one (or more often, leftover crumbs!) on our kitchen counter all season while the farm is open. You can make regular-sized cookies or monster-sized...

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