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The Pumkin Patch

By Madi Van Den Eynde CICERO, N.Y (NCC NEWS)- Chet and Linda Dudzinski have owned The Pumkin Patch for thirty-five years now.

It all started by selling their pumpkins in their front yard, but quickly realized they did not always enjoy strangers coming to their home.

Chet then built the big red barn that is next door to the couple’s home, as the business became more commercial.

The couple decided to leave the “p” out of the title of their farm, to stay true to their target audience.

“No kid ever pronounces the “p” in pumpkin. So we thought, why should we?”, Chet Dudzinki said.

He said when elementary classes come to the farm, all the kids get excited.

“They always have to turn to their teachers and ask which is the correct way to spell it,” he laughed.

The farm also has a corn maze as well as “Hermit’s Hayride”. They are open 3-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 11 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.