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Canned pumpkin supply is plentiful this year

Last year’s shortage of canned pumpkin should not be an issue for consumers this year.



Pair pumpkin soup with crabmeat for festive fall flavor

Pair pumpkin soup with crabmeat for festive fall flavor
If you use pumpkin pie filling for this soup then there’s no need to add extra spices, said Chef John Maxwell. However, if you use fresh cooking pumpkin or canned pumpkin puree, you can add fresh basil or oregano as well as the seasonings listed in the recipe.



Fall is for decorating gourds, too

Lots of pumpkins will be carved and painted in the coming days. Augusta County horticulturist Mark Viette believes the bottle gourd offers a more sophisticated way to decorate for the fall—and all year long.



Farmers’ fall features more than 50,000 pumpkins

Farmers’ fall features more than 50,000 pumpkins
Between Labor Day and Halloween, the stems are cut off of 50,000 to 70,000 pumpkins at Windy Hills Farm in Montgomery County.



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