Where can one buy pumpkins in Los Gatos?
Los Gatos Patch went looking for pumpkins in town this weekend and found that the Peppertree School Pumpkin Patch has been up and running at the corner of Lark Avenue and Winchester Boulevard since Oct. 1.
Managed by Crecencio "Chencho" Martinez, the patch is owned by Jeff and Donna Osborn, the owners of the school that bears the same name as the pumpkin patch and that's located 16035 Los Gatos Almaden Rd.
The half-acre lot, which features a free bouncy house for younger children, has about 800 pumpkins for sale ranging in price from 50 cents for a miniature one to $20 for a large 35-pound pumpkin.
The patch is opened from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including weekends. The school also has another patch at Union and Camden avenues.
"The proceeds help the school," Martinez said. "We're getting children of all ages visiting."
Visitors can't miss the patch, which is next to the Goodwill trailor truck that collects donations at the same intersection.
Martinez, a father of two who's originally from Querétaro, Mexico, was busy helping teenagers this weekend buy their orange gourds.
One of them was Vladic Grabot, 14, a homeschooled Los Gatos youth, who said he was excited about Halloween.
"Even though I'm getting older, I still like to carve one, light it up the night of Halloween and enjoy trick-or-treating with my friends," Grabot said.