Pumpkin patch near Liberty begins hiring for fall season

Jim Cunningham
August 17, 2018 - 5:51 am
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Forecasters say there will be an autumn-like cool down next week in the Kansas City Metro, a perfect time to build anticipation at a popular business and farm near Liberty.

The seeds have sprouted and thousands of pumpkins are almost ready for the picking at Carolyn's Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch.

This year's lack of rain is not a big concern, because it did not hurt the crop, said Carolyn Raasch, owner.

"This year, they're doing wonderful and we actually are lucky enough to have a couple of irrigation systems on some of the fields," Raasch said.

The pumpkin patch, which lies in the rich Missouri River bottoms, covers more than 20 acres. They open for visitors on September 15, and they need 100 to 140 seasonal workers to run the farm.

"A lot of them have other jobs and the work for me either weekdays, whenever they have a job, or weekends," Raasch said. "I work around kids' schedules, school schedules, whether they be high school kids or college kids," Raasch said.

The pumpkin patch is hiring everything from tractor drivers to cashiers. People can apply in person from 4-6 Friday or 4-7 Monday. They can also apply online.

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