Pumpkins/Squash

Sakata introduces Hijinks

Sakata has introduced a new pumpkin: Hijinks. The small-sized pumpkin, 7 to 9 pounds, is the perfect size for kids to handle. It's ideal for fall decorations, painting and carving. These very uniform pumpkins have... more »

Farms worry about enforcement-only immigration policies

Jim and Cathy Martin are trying to stay positive, but it isn't easy. The owners of a cabbage and squash farm in Brockport have waited more than a decade for the country to update its... more »

Farm replaces strawberries with pumpkins

When William Penn settled in Pennsylvania, he founded three counties in 1682, one of which was Chester County.Sugartown Strawberries is the vegetable branch of Willisbrook Farm, a 230-acre farm in Chester County. Willisbrook Farm has... more »

Growing vegetables, winning awards

John Hundley knows a thing or two about growing sweet corn and vegetables. The North Palm Beach, Fla., grower has been farming for more than 44 years and currently works 15,829 acres of land, that... more »

Farm markets showcased on bus tour

Plan to come a day early to the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO, so you can attend the third annual Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Tour on Monday, Dec. 6.Join Fruit Growers... more »

New world-record pumpkin

Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wis., broke the world record with a 1,810.5 pound pumpkin. The official recording was on Oct. 9 in Stillwater, Minn. more »

1,535-pound pumpkin wins Half Moon Bay contest

A California man is this year's winner of the Half Moon Bay giant pumpkin contest, becoming the first in-state gourd grower to dominate the patch in 11 years.Ron Root's prize-winning pumpkin tipped the scales at... more »

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 »

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