Yep…it’s that time of year again. Pumpkin season! It is always fun in late August to go out to the pumpkin field and check under the leaves to see what is developing there. This year we were very pleased to see nice, large, well-shaped pumpkins.
And now it’s time for those pumpkins to head to the market for sale. They will end up on peoples’ doorsteps, some in pie, and perhaps some on desktops.
When I was a kid back on the farm, we always used to grow some pumpkins in our garden for carving up for Halloween. They were pretty, but not nearly as attractive and robust as the varieties we grow now. That is what good plant breeding will do for a vegetable and pumpkins are no exception. So many crops have benefited from good plant breeding to make them tastier, more disease resistant or more adapted to various climates. Something to be thankful for!
A pumpkin in many respects is associated with bounty and Thanksgiving. I hope that all of our readers have a meaningful and happy Thanksgiving.
We welcome you to bring your family and friends to pick pumpkins in our pumpkin patch, take photos with our giant scarecrow and find your way through our corn maze. They are all located just north of the farm market and are open during Market hours. You have lots of ways to choose pumpkins at Reesor Farm Market.
Pick Your Own in our pumpkin patch. You can fill a wheelbarrow for $30 or you can pick individual pumpkins and we’ll weigh them for you in the market.
Fill a wheelbarrow in the Farm Market for $35.
Select pumpkins from the wagons at the Farm Market that are pre-priced according to size.
Do you start to get hungry for pumpkin pie around this time of year? Our kitchen and bakery staff are starting to bake up lots pumpkin pies, iced pumpkin squares, pumpkin muffins, and our famous Harvest Gold Soup (made with butternut squash).
At our Main St., Stouffville store we have lots of baking and pie pumpkins for baking and cooking and decorating.
At Reesor Farm Market we have lots of baking and pie pumpkins and individually priced large pumpkins and corn stalks and straw bales for decorating.
Our Pick Your Own Pumpkin fields will open about October 5. Please watch our Facebook page for updates.