There’s some panic in the valley, but not at Tahoma Farms. 300 Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins are out of the far corners of the field and being strategically placed around the children’s garden for Saturday’s Harvest Fest.
(If you missed the announcement and coupon that was printed on your newsletter the last few weeks, here is a link to view event details and a printable coupon.)
I say panic because it wasn’t until an hour ago that we had any reliable count of how many pumpkins were in the field; everything is generally late this year, and so all of the winter squash plants are still green and growing – when normally the plants would have died back by now – making it difficult to see what the harvest looks like. Which also means that there is still a lot of green pumpkins. And it isn’t just a problem at Tahoma Farms. Growers throughout the valley are reporting about 50% fewer pumpkins this year, with many of the big farms buying pumpkins by the truckload from Eastern Washington.
Our availability list that goes out to restaurants, grocery stores and wholesalers is the longest it’s been all year – with over 50 crops ready right now – and all will be on display and for sale, along with apples, pears, peaches and other fruit. We have great activities for kids planned. I will be grilling corn and driving the hay wagon all day. And it’s going to be sunny! We’d love to see you there.
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