Fall fun for everyone at the Kildebrønde Frugtplantage in Greve, Denmark
Creating fall traditions in a foreign country
When we first moved abroad, we embraced the local holidays and traditions and didn’t make much effort to impart ours on this place. It isn’t hard to do in Denmark, the ritual and relishing of special days is something easy to adopt. Especially around Christmas.
But autumn in Denmark never really filled my bucket. Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful here in fall, but the autumnal activities we associated with the season weren’t as well known here. We’ve made Halloween work and taken days off for our Thanksgiving to share with Danish and international friends.
So in a year that has been the opposite of traditional and thwarted our trips to homelands, it has been especially important to create our own sense of ritual. And this weekend, we found as close as they come to our favorite fall outing. Right here in Denmark.
It may seem silly, but a simple trip to the pumpkin patch to pick our bright orange squash right from the field was just what I needed. Throw in an epic selection of gorgeous fall gourds and I’m good. Apples too? Now we’re harvesting near close to perfection. I’m still craving the warm cinnamon-sugary apple cider or pumpkin donuts washed down with fresh-pressed juice after navigating a quirky corn maze or catapulting pumpkins, but this gourd loving heart was fulfilled.
Make your way south of Copenhagen this week to gather your own decorative gourds. Kildebrønde Frugtplantage is in Greve, a quick 30-minute drive from the capital. Bring your boots or wellies as it’s a bit muddy. But it’s about as perfect a fall spot as you could ask for in Denmark.
Kildebrønde Landevej 41, 2670 Greve
Open: 09.00 – 17.00 every day
Payment accepted: Card or cash, no mobilpay.
Self pick apples and pumpkins available all Efterårsferie, fall break.
Follow Kildebrønde Frugtplantage on Facebook to see what’s ripe when the rest of the year. Strawberries and other Danish berries in the summer.
For more ideas around Copenhagen to keep you peeps happy this fall break, check out this post:
Cheers from here. When you can, come to Copenhagen, she said.
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