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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Pickin' Pumpkins in Michigan

It's that time of year when the farm fields are overflowing with pumpkins AND (hopefully) people who want to take them home. According to the Detroit News:

Michigan residents don't have to worry this year about finding the perfect pumpkin for that perfect Halloween jack-o'-lantern.

Big, round, healthy pumpkins can be found in abundance at local farms, cider mills, supermarkets and roadside stands.

Unlike in some other states, where the pumpkin harvest suffered from early summer rains and a nasty fungus, Michigan farmers report their crops are in good shape.

Jeremy Herliczek visited Uncle John's pumpkin patch and snagged some photos of patrons picking pumpkins. He writes:
Geoff Brigham, 20, and Danielle Feguer, 19, of Lansing, braved temperatures in the 30s to pick their own pumpkin
If you want to donate to a cause, visit your local Circe K pumpkin patch, a part of the March of Dimes Pick-A-Pumpkin Campaign.
Circle K Stores in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and Pennsylvainia are being transformed into pumpkin patches during the annual March of Dimes Pick-A-Pumpkin campaign to save babies lives during October. Orange paper pumpkins may be purchased with a $1.00 donation and gold paper pumpkins with a $5.00 donation.
Read Mich. pumpkin patches plump to bumper crop by Jennifer Youssef / The Detroit News
Read You can pick your pumpkins, and you can pick your friends, but... and take a look at the photos by NOISE
Visit the March of Dimes Pick-A-Pumpkin campaign website
View search results on Absolute Michigan keyword "pumpkin" for many more stories and links!

# posted by Tami @ 11:07 AM
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