Pumpkin Season is Here!

The weather the next few days may feel more like winter, but it is REALLY FALL!  

I came across a cool Minnesota Grown Directory today and thought I should share.  Pumpkins are a true sign of fall and it sounds like it was a good year for many pumpkin growers in our state.

This year’s crop is a great one, said Valri Wittner, owner of Lendt’s Orchard in Wyoming, Minn..

“Maybe it was the moisture or the cool weather,” she said. “The pumpkin handles are nice and firm. A fabulous crop!”

Buying a local pumpkin from one of the 128 pumpkin growers listed in the Minnesota Grown Directory ensures that you will get the freshest pumpkin to last all month long. Locally grown pumpkins are also available pre-picked at select locations including farmers markets.

The Minnesota Grown Directory is available in print and online, and is a great resource for finding local apple orchards or farmers markets. The 2019 Directory includes 118 apple orchards. Free, printed copies of the Directory may be ordered online or by calling 1-888-TOURISM (1-888-868-7476).