Pumpkins/Squash

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 »

Local Farms Help Community Appreciate Winter Crops, Too

It was a windy, cold and thoroughly unfriendly day this month, but at Stick and Stone farm, the greenhouses were filled with growing greens, the coolers were filled with squash and root vegetables, and customers... more »

Pumpkins can Grow in Florida, but are They Worth the Risk?

Pumpkins in Florida? That's crazy talk. It's way too hot to be able to grow them that far south. Then again, how many people have tried it? Doug Gergela, for one. The University of Florida... more »

Pumpkin Harvest in Danger this Season

An unusually wet season has wreaked havoc on local pumpkin harvest efforts, with Nestle announcing an expected shortage of its Libby's brand pumpkin over the holiday season. Pekin Daily Times Click here to read the... more »

Canned Pumpkin Shortage Due for Holidays

The supply of canned pumpkin is drying up, Nestle warned consumers this week. According to the food giant, heavy rains hampered harvesting at its Morton, Ill., farm. As a result, Nestle said it would not... more »

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 »

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