Monday, September 29, 2014

Pumpkins with Purpose: Pink Pumpkins


Pumpkins have long had my heart.  When I was little we (my cousin and I) would always carve or paint pumpkins. This event was usually orchestrated by our Grandma Joan.  She would load us on one of the continuous loops of wagons headed out to one of our fields or buckle us in her ancient burgundy Chrysler  (you the kind that would talk to you and say, "door is ajar") and haul it up the hill and past the pond to the pumpkins!  I miss that car!

Even when I was older I would take a hayride and just enjoy the weather, the people, and the excitement of finding "the pumpkin."

When I was cruising through seed catalogs looking at pumpkin varieties I came across Porcelain Doll F1 Pumpkins...pink pumpkins! I was instantly on board. 

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink pumpkins are a perfect fit! 

I will be offering pink pumpkins at all of the Tailgate Markets we attend and via our Buying Club.  It's open to non-buying club members too...so if you're not a member but would like to get a pink pumpkin feel free to head over to the Buying Club as a guest and you can pick up your purchase on the farm on Sundays. 

Pink pumpkins regardless of size are $7.00.

$5.00 will go to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation and $2.00 will go toward the cost of growing them.  

"The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation was created in 2012 to aid in the fight against breast cancer. America’s pumpkin growers have committed to giving a percentage of proceeds from every pink pumpkin sold this year to organizations involved in breast cancer research."


So come visit us at a farmers' market or the buying club to check out these festive pink pumpkins!

2 comments:

  1. Excellent idea again Rose. Are you going to have a year end post this year? I just want to read that you had an excellent year and doubled your net since last year because you deserve it. I am still amazed at how you manage to farm, sell, and blog week after week. You are driven.

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    1. I will definitely have an end of the year post. I already know what I'm going to write about...but I haven't actually sat down to get started yet. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Thanks so much for your encouragement! I am truly surrounded by the best people.

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