October 13, 2014

Harvesting Pumpkins!

Dear Readers,

With fall in the air and Halloween around the corner, it’s pumpkin time at the farm!

I have a large pumpkin and winter squash patch that is planted in early June every year. By the beginning of October, they are ready to be harvested.

Pumpkins are cucurbits, members of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes squash, cucumber, gourd, watermelon, and cantaloupe.

I love decorating and cooking with pumpkins and winter squash.  It’s a wonderful autumn tradition around here, and all across America.

Enjoy!

-Martha