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Man About Town: Carving out autumn bliss in a pumpkin patch
Man About Town: Carving out autumn bliss in a pumpkin patch

Largely free of the manure odors that kept me from a life in agriculture, Faulkner Farm puts on quite a pumpkin patch, replete with red barns, hayrides, a pumpkin catapult, corn mazes and, best of all, a fine tri-tip sandwich, the only thing really keeping me in California anymore. The sprawling 27-acre Halloween attraction is largely a family thing but also draws the kind of hipster couples in which the leggy actress/model/mom is taller than her mate. It's located in Santa Paula, on that stretch of California 126 that runs from Magic Mountain to the sea. Ringed by farms and fruit stands, it's a terrific little harvest-season jaunt. Like driving the winding lines of a Robert Frost...

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