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Pumpkins, Squash, and a Model T Pickup at Jack Creek Farms

I love Jack Creek Farms in West Templeton in . Their colorful display of unique pumpkin and varieties can’t be beat. I will show you some of those unique squashes in another post, but in this one I’d like to show you the Model T Pickup.

This Model T is vintage 1925-1926. It has been in the Barlogio family, which owns Jack Creek Farms, since the 1950’s, when David Barlogio constructed it with salvaged parts. It has been driven through many local parades, and I would guess it will appear in the coming Pioneer Day Parade in Paso Robles. This is the front view. As you see, the is right in the center of the pumpkin displays, so you will also get an idea of the atmosphere of the farm in autumn.

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Below is the back view of the Model T Pickup. Notice the “Keep on Truckin’” sign on the license plate holder. Many generations of the Barlogio family have driven this truck.

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Behind this side view of the truck you can just see part of the decorative gourd display beside the building. You can also buy delicious like the one you see hanging above the front of the truck if you ask or look inside the refrigerated case. I went to the orchard in back and picked the apples I bought last week. It’s nice to know where your food comes from.

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If you want to pick your own apples, they will give you a basket and you can go to this or one of the other orchards and get exactly what you want. Just ask at the counter and they will tell you where you can find the trees with the variety you want.

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This last view only shows part of the pickup, but you can see quite a bit of the pumpkin display. You can also see the gorgeous oak that lives behind the store.

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I’ll show you more of Jack Creek Farms in future posts, but I can only fit a few photos into each post.

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bestwriter wrote on October 5, 2014, 1:29 AM

Your pictures are so alive and vivid. I almost felt I was there in person.

BarbRad wrote on October 5, 2014, 2:23 AM

This is only a small part of what I'd like to show you. It's a beautiful and peaceful place, nestled in the hills of west Templeton.

Kasman wrote on October 5, 2014, 2:55 AM

My wife and I live in an area of Scotland which has many soft fruit farms and we often call in for breakfast or lunch (most of them have restaurants attached). We also pick soft fruit on these farms - mainly strawberries and raspberries. You have some wonderful pics here.

BarbRad wrote on October 5, 2014, 3:21 AM

Thank you. This is a family owned small farm, and it's really nice to have it in the neighborhood. It also has soft fruits in season.

Akshar wrote on October 5, 2014, 7:16 AM

Loved your pictures.. I remember doing strawberry picking and orange plucking in a farm here. That was fun! emoticon :smile:

Scorpie wrote on October 5, 2014, 9:26 AM

Fun place, I wish I was there. The real world is a drag sometimes. Thanks for sharing!

BarbRad wrote on October 5, 2014, 11:56 AM

It is. Being able to pick your own is like having an extended garden without all the work.

BarbRad wrote on October 5, 2014, 11:58 AM

I know. I got home at 11 last night after writing and updating all day and doing the dishes at the other house and had to start on the messy kitchen my husband had left here and another ant battle after they had been in retreat for a few days.

Scorpie wrote on October 5, 2014, 12:07 PM

Onward and upward.

Ruby3881 wrote on October 7, 2014, 3:10 PM

I always love seeing all the great pumpkin displays in the fall. We used to go to the Atwater Market in Montreal, which guaranteed to have plenty of vendors selling Indian corn, gourds, squash and pumpkins in all sizes, and dozens of varieties of apples this time of year. It's absolutely glorious!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 9, 2014, 4:48 PM

Such a neat place! I wish I could run right over and visit. It's nice to see small farms prosper.

BarbRad wrote on October 9, 2014, 7:36 PM

The sizes and shapes of all the pumpkins and squashes amazes me. Since we have so many growers selling directly, I've been trying varieties I never knew existed.

BarbRad wrote on October 9, 2014, 7:38 PM

But it gets ugly sometimes, too. I was shocked to discover that one of my neighbors had tried to have this farm shut down for competitive reasons.