Farms in Chase, Tustin offer fall attractions

CHASE, TUSTIN — Some of the thrills of fall are pumpkin patches, harvest produce, cider, donuts and more. Families don't have to drive too far to enjoy some of these attractions right in the area.

A couple places where folks find a bunch of fall fun are Norman's Pumpkin Farm in Tustin and the Tiki Hut in Chase.

The Tiki Hut, on U.S. 10 on the eastern outskirts of the town of Chase, is open spring through fall, but really invests in fall, with seas of pumpkins, autumn vegetables, apples and mums, as well as fresh baked pumpkin spice and other fall-themed donuts, cold and hot cider, straight from Anderson's Cider Mill, caramel apples made with the Tiki Hut's honey crisp apples, and home-baked pies.

There is a hay maze for the kids and several fall photo ops.  For more information, check out the Tiki Hut on Facebook.

Norman's Pumpkin Farm, at 22735 20 Mile Rd Tustin, is a Centennial Farm, having been in the Norman family since 1889, when Aldred Norman came over from Sweden.

The seventh generation operates the farm which raises quality produce and livestock, and is environmentally verified.

They raise pumpkins, squash, gourds, corn, potatoes and tomatoes, and currently have 75 head of beef cattle, many acres of hay, 13 acres of pumpkins, gourds and winter squash and eight acres of corn and other produce.

They offered a Family Farm Day with fresh-squeezed cider and homemade donuts and other fun, like face painting for the kids, last weekend, and will have more cider and donuts from  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.

For more information, check out the website www.normanspumpkinfarm.com or look for Norman's Farm on Facebook.