Pumpkins/Squash

Pumpkin Shortage Could Mean Empty Shelves After Thanksgiving

Heavy rains have pretty much destroyed this year's small harvest, says food giant Nestle, which controls about 85% of the crop for canning. Supermarkets say supplies are tight. Los Angeles Times Click here to read... more »

Growing Better Carrots

Back in the good old days, carrot growers in Michigan didn't need to grow perfect carrots. They had a pretty good market for cull carrots, as the state's half-million deer hunters lapped them up to... more »

Closing Out a Season Farmers Want to Forget

On a raw, unseasonably cold mid-October day, Shelly Oechsler pointed to a few half-filled bins of squash behind her farm stand, where produce from Botticello Farms, which her family has owned for more than 30... more »

Syngenta Seeds Opens Pasco Facility

More than 100 Syngenta Seeds Inc. employees and community leaders gathered Oct. 28 at the company's Pasco, Wash., vegetable seed processing facility to celebrate its grand opening. The Pasco facility is located on approximately 40... more »

Pumpkins in High Demand for Carving

If only Linus could see the pumpkin industry of today; the "Great Pumpkins," millions of them built for size, have arrived. With genetic engineering, better agricultural techniques and the creative demand to carve, the pumpkin... more »

Patch Work

With few pumpkin farms in South Florida, pumpkin sellers scour the country for the best wholesale prices, looking to keep prices low for local produce shoppers. The Miami Herald Click here to read the rest... more »

Pumpkin Patch: Crop Draws Crowd at Farm

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in Celina is more than a pumpkin patch - it's an experience. Each visitor to the farm is greeted by owner and operator Rick Kimbrell and his family. Once inside,... more »

Poor Weather Keeps Md. Pumpkin Crop Down

As Jane Bishop prepares her Harwood farm for Halloween, she scatters pumpkins - as many as 16 tons' worth - to set the mood for hayrides and school bus tours. But this year, supplies were... more »


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