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 »

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 »

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 »

Florida Researchers Develop Pumpkin Farming Method

Every October, Americans embark on a quest that is part of a longstanding fall tradition: The search for the perfect pumpkin. The Gainesville Sun Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Area Pumpkin Growers Worried About Small Crop

With fewer than three weeks until Halloween, area pumpkin farmers are nervous. Lawrence Journal-World Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Mild Weather Cuts into Michigan Pumpkin Crop

Cool, wet weather rendered Michigan's pumpkin crop smaller this year, but there still will be plenty of grinning jack-o'-lanterns lighting up front porches this Halloween. Detroit News Click here to read the rest of the... more »

Growers Report Mixed Results for Pumpkins

It's the first day of fall and a traditional autumn symbol -- pumpkins -- are a bit of a mixed bag in the area. Farmers across the Grand Traverse region report varied results with their... more »

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