If there were ever a question of when the autumn season officially begins, that question is answered when driving down Hudson Road during pumpkin season. The St. Giles Pumpkin Patch has become a well-known staple at the corner of Hudson and Devenger Roads, and each year we hear from area families who look forward to the opportunity to come for games, photo ops, and of course… pumpkins!
Explore the patch with family and friends and pick out the perfect pumpkins for you. Prices vary according to the size of each pumpkin. All proceeds benefit our youth group’s annual mission trip: in June 2017, the youth of St. Giles will travel to the Appalachian Mountains for a home repair mission with Appalachia Service Project.
The St. Giles Pumpkin Patch is open daily from October 2 through October 31.
Monday-Saturday: 10:30am – 6:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:30pm
Our Pumpkin Patch is located along Hudson Road on the front lawn of our church campus.
St. Giles Presbyterian Church
1021 Hudson Rd
Greenville, SC 29615
Our Pumpkin Patch is the perfect place for preschools, schools, and assisted living facilities to visit, and our members and friends are eager to welcome you to explore our patch. In addition to the pumpkins, we can read fall-themed stories, play games, and more. For information about bringing your group for a visit to the Pumpkin Patch at St. Giles, please contact Rev. TJ Remaley at the church office (864-244-4887 x.12).
Did you know that when you purchase pumpkins at the St. Giles Pumpkin Patch, you are actually participating in two mission opportunities at once?
Our non-GMO pumpkins are ethically sourced from pumpkin farms in New Mexico, which helps to provide a living wage to Native Americans of the Navajo Reservation, which has an unemployment rate of 42%. The pumpkin farms are staffed year-round (including management) by 100% Navajo employees, and during harvest season also benefits from the efforts of Pueblo, Zuni, and Hopi tribes. The money earned through their pumpkin sales to organizations and churches like St. Giles makes a significant difference in the quality of life on their reservations.
And, of course, all proceeds raised by the sale of pumpkins at our pumpkin patch go toward our annual youth Mission Trip, which operates on a five year rotation: Tokio, ND; Jacksonville, FL; Washington, DC; Mobile, AL, and the Appalachian Mountains. In 2017, the youth of St. Giles will travel to the central Appalachia, where they’ll participate in a home repair mission through Appalachia Service Project.
When you visit the pumpkin patch at St. Giles, know that your efforts support not one, but two missions at once.