Pumpkins/Squash

Cleveland still has Grobe

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant EditorGrobe Fruit Farms is a short drive from the town of Elyria, Ohio, and is roughly 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland. Allen Grobe and his wife Laurie are the fifth generation... more »

North Carolina farm sells an experience

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor"You're not just selling fruits and vegetables anymore, you're selling an experience," said Doug Carrigan of Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, N.C. "I could sell a gallon of strawberries, but if I... more »

Florida growers not required to provide housing

By Everett Brazill III, Southern Correspondent This is part of an VGN series on migrant labor housing conditions in different states. Housing in Michigan was covered in the previous issue. This story examines conditions in... more »

Happy Accident Leads to Designer Pumpkins

Ten years ago, Bob Koenders saw two intruders on his farm in Armada, Mich. Normally, he would have eliminated them and the threat they posed, but he decided to let them live. He's glad he... more »

‘How to Grow Giant Pumpkins’ Seminar Scheduled for April 10 in Ellicottville

Pumpkinville, the state's oldest, continuous working pumpkin farm, is sponsoring a seminar to teach attendees how to grow giant pumpkins. The Daily News (N.Y.) Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Local Growers Want Napa to be the Pumpkin Capital

Move over, cabernet sauvignon. Make way for giant orange pumpkins. Napa Valley Register Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Owner of Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm looking to annex into Wheatland

Owners of Bishop's Pumpkin Farm would like to become part of Wheatland, and city officials say they'd love to have them. Yuba Appeal-Democrat Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

California Pumpkin Grower Seeks to be a Facilitator

If there's anybody out there who can take a farmer, a politician, a regulator, a corporate CEO and an environmentalist, sit them down on hay bales and get them to share their viewpoints, it's probably... more »


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