thepumpkinstore is a family run business based in Rochester Kent. We also run a farm which grows pumpkins for pick your own as well as other arable crops. We have a passion for being outdoors, growing crops and showing people where their food comes from. We love pumpkins – there are so many different varieties, colours and sizes which can be decorated but also eaten.
thepumpkinstore has been evolving since 2010. At the start it was a table in the field selling drinks and sweets to our pumpkin picking customers during our PYO pumpkins event in October.
In 2014 we expanded and started selling pumpkin carving kits and lights as well as other Halloween related decorations. thepumpkinstore has been a pop-up shop in a marquee, in a field, and the time has come to share this with you all by offering a range of items that encourages our passion for the outside, growing, learning, fun and food.
Pumpkin picking and Halloween have been growing in the UK over the last few years and we are working on encouraging our pumpkin picking guests to eat their pumpkins as well. Growing pumpkins isn’t just for Farmers. It can easily be done at home and requires little extra resources. Planting seeds, being outside, learning how things grow, having fun as a family, decorating and eating your home grown pumpkins all helps to promote a healthy active lifestyle.
Our products in the thepumpkinstore are sourced carefully and consider current environmental issues such as plastic, reusability and education. We cannot determine what our products are packaged in but going forward we will actively source environmentally friendly as they become available. thepumpkinstore uses packaging and boxes free from plastic where possible. Our book wraps can be reused by you and you may find they have been recycled by us. Our boxes currently require packing tape but can be used again and the box is recyclable.
At thepumpkinstore we aim to treat our customers as we would like to be treated. We will receive your order, pick and package your items carefully and post them out to you. Should you encounter any problems please get in touch with us as soon as possible in order for us to solve the problem at