Stories tagged with: Pumpkins

October 20, 2012 - 12:38pm
1 year 44 weeks ago

Next Saturday is your last chance to stop by the Muskingum County Fairgrounds for the farmers market.

It's been a rough road for farmers this year. Many saw negative effects of the summer drought, but there's still produce to choose from. Pumpkins, apples, and squashes are just some of the items you can expect to see as the market wraps up its 2012 season. The lack of rain isn't the only things that's been hard on crops though. According to farmer Mark Barnhart, the last two years have...

November 14, 2010 - 10:04pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

Halloween may be over, but there's still a few fields of pumpkins left at McDonald's Greenhouse.

The family grows between 8,000 and 10,000 pumpkins each year and has some leftovers after people scour for the perfect ones to carve or bake. So what does the family do with the thousand or so that are leftover?

"The cows enjoy them. When you dump them out there, they come a running, and it's a good way of recycling your nutrients back into the ground, " says owner James...

October 11, 2010 - 5:25pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

If you haven't taken that trip to the pumpkin patch this fall, you're in luck. WHIZ has tips on which pumpkins will make the perfect pies and Jack'o Lanterns.

For farmers, it means that the growing season is winding down.

"You get to reap the benefits of your harvest," says Terry Paul, co-owner of Paul's Farm Market.

In the Fall months, nothing says harvest like pumpkins. Whether you carve or bake pumpkin, Paul's Farm Market has a variety.

"We grow...

October 18, 2009 - 7:55pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

Carving a pumpkin for Halloween is a tradition that many families partake in every October.

With October 31st, being less than two weeks away, people are flocking to farms and stores to make sure they get their pumpkins in time, and WHIZ's Emily Baird is here to tell us how to pick out that perfect pumpkin this year.

"I just gotta go pick the biggest pumpkin I can find, " says pumpkin carver Kendra Tucker.

"You want to look at the size of the...

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