Ellie’s Farm Market-Gift Shop has pumpkins lined up and ready for your Halloween decorating. For over 30 years, Ellie made the herculean effort to fill their hillside with hand-carved masterpieces made of Vermont’s favorite gourd. The flickering ghostly shapes on the hillside drew crowds that crept down Darling Road in Northfield for many hours on the nights leading up to Halloween.
Ellie’s retired that practice six years ago, and now offer pumpkins of all sizes shapes and colors for your own creative efforts. In addition to the pumpkins, they stock some pumpkin-carving paraphernalia, other squashes and gourds, a few monster zucchinis, hand-crocheted catnip toys, and dish scrubbers, along with many varieties of apples, donuts, and cider they press themselves. Ellie’s is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.