Oct 20, 2010

How do you mend a broken Jack-o-lantern?

How do you mend a broken Jack-o-lantern?
With a pumpkin patch!
I absolutely LOVE this time of year! And now that it has finally cooled off, it is really starting to feel like fall. I was so excited, while grocery shopping today, to see the variety of pumpkins they had at Albertson's!

It's so hard to find different varieties of pumpkins to decorate with, so I was thrilled to see these beauties...

While browsing the web, looking for some new pumpkin recipes, I came across these PUMPKIN FUN FACTS
from pumpkinpatch.com... and thought I would share:


A pumpkin is really a squash?

It is! It's a member of the Cucurbita family which includes squash and cucumbers.

That pumpkins are grown all over the world?

Six of the seven continents can grow pumpkins including Alaska! Antarctica is the only continent that they won't grow in.

That the "pumpkin capital" of the world is Morton, Illinois?

This self proclaimed pumpkin capital is where you'll find the home of the Libby corporation's pumpkin industry.

That the Irish brought this tradition of pumpkin carving to America?

The tradition originally started with the carving of turnips. When the Irish immigrated to the U.S., they found pumpkins a plenty and they were much easier to carve for their ancient holiday.

Fun Facts About The Pumpkin!

Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.

Pumpkin flowers are edible.

The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.

In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.

Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.

The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.

The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin.

Pumpkins are 90 percent water.

Eighty percent of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October.

Native Americans flattened strips of pumpkins, dried them and made mats.

Native Americans called pumpkins "isqoutm squash."

Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine.

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