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Thinking BIG in Ottertail

October 30, 2012 in DL-Online

They’re kind of a big deal. Tipping the scales at 600, 700, even 800-plus pounds, the giant pumpkins at this year’s Weigh-Off at the Ottertail Pumpkin Festival are not your average jack-o-lanterns. Continue Reading

Bumper crop surprises many ND, Minnesota pumpkin farmers

October 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There may be a few more Jack-O-Lanterns smiles this year as many Minnesota and North Dakota pumpkin farmers say the crop has been extra fruitful, enough for at least some Minnesota growers to ship pumpkins out-of-state. Continue Reading

Winter squash varieties of multiple options

September 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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CHEF JEFF: First frost paves the way for squash and pumpkin season

September 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Fall is finally here, arriving sometime Saturday.
And appropriately, it was accompanied by the season’s first hard frost Sunday morning, although the leaves have been changing color, and we’ve been experiencing cool, crisp weather for a couple of weeks. Continue Reading

BOOK: Pumpkin-themed book illustrates more than just good gardening

September 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

“Ready for Pumpkins,” by Kate Duke, features Hercules the guinea pig who lives in Miss MacGuffey’s first grade classroom. “It’s a good life,” Herky explains.
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Mitchell disability support group plans pumpkin decorating Thursday

October 21, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell Area Disability Support Group’s pumpkin decorating and Halloween party will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Greenridge Apartments Community Room, 1500 N. Kimball, Mitchell.
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Fire at Bismarck pumpkin patch forces 50 visitors to evacuate

October 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Authorities say about 50 people were evacuated from part of a Bismarck pumpkin farm after fire broke out in some hay bales. Continue Reading

NOT-SO-GREAT PUMPKIN THEFT: Act cleans out Twin Cities metro third-graders’ patch

October 13, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Third-graders at Salem Hills Elementary School in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., nursed seedlings into producing a handful of pumpkins they were excited to harvest this fall. The kids even named one of them Pump.
But this month, thieves nabbed all of their pumpkins — including Pump.
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Blast had at Grandpa’s Fun Farm

October 10, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Grandpa’s Fun Farm provides family friendly entertainment
for the community
WORTHINGTON As temperatures soared into the 80s Saturday, parents seeking good old-fashioned fun on the farm for the kids headed to Grandpa’s Fun Farm, where families could play games, navigate a corn maze, launch pumpkins with a trebuchet and meet friendly goats and calves.
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Canned pumpkin puree slowly makes its way back onto store shelves

October 1, 2010 in INFORUM

It’s the Great Pumpkin Comeback, Charlie BrownThe good news: The Great Pumpkin Shortage may be over.
The bad news: It will be a while until solid-pack pumpkin again packs grocery stores. Continue Reading