Although another neighborhood of Seattle claims to be the Center of the Universe, the Wedgwood neighborhood has a center of activity called The Gathering Place at the Hunter Tree Farm. In October 2016 the site has once again been transformed into the Pumpkin Universe.
The Hunter family owns the property at 7744 35th Ave NE next to the Wedgwood post office and they use it for their annual Christmas Tree sales in December. The Hunter family gives permission for public use of the site for many other events during the year. During the summer of 2016 there was a raspberry sales stand. On September 17th there was an end-of-summer Community Picnic organized by the Wedgwood Community Council.
Now comes the transition to autumn and the annual pumpkin sales. This year’s sales is a fundraiser for Scout Troop 151.
The pumpkin patch is open at Hunter’s each Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM from October 8th through October 30th, 2016.