Recycling Your Pumpkins After Halloween

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to recycle your pumpkins after Halloween. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Once all the trick-or-treating is over you may be wondering what to do with all your Halloween pumpkins. According to the Energy Department, about 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins end up in landfills. When Jack-o’-lanterns may be looking a little shriveled and sunken but they can …

Halloween Pumpkin Leftovers

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours

Don’t throw those pumpkin carvings away. Cathy Isom lets you know what to do with your Halloween pumpkin leftovers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Halloween Pumpkin Leftovers For those waiting until the last minute, like me, to carve that Halloween pumpkin you may be wondering what else you can do with all of that leftover flesh. Instead …

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2017 A Good Year for Pumpkin Pies

Dan Industry News Release

Despite a scare in mid-August, the 2017 pumpkin crop is looking good. Not the jack-a-lantern type, although those did well, too.  But, the kind used for pumpkin pie filling. Farmers in Illinois raise the overwhelming majority of pumpkins used to make the pies served at Thanksgiving. Something like 90 percent of the pumpkin pie filling comes from fields in an …


Blairsville, GA Farmers Produce State Record Pumpkin

Dan Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

Tim Grizzle and Patrick Fix (pictured at right) of Blairsville, Georgia recently harvested the current Georgia state record pumpkin. The giant gourd weighed in at 1306 pounds, a state record according to The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. The pumpkin, currently on display at the Union County Farmers Market, will remain there until the end of October. by Larry Flegle, WUCG-FM, Blairsville, …