pumpkins

When to harvest the perfect pumpkin

Q: I successfully grew six pumpkins this year in my garden.  Of course I wanted ripe pumpkins for Halloween, but I wasn’t sure if they were ready to pick for Oct 31 - I ...

Pumpkin patch brings fall glow to Flower Farm

A trip to the pumpkin patch is an annual ritual for many families and a popular field trip for schools and daycares. The Flower Farm Pumpkin Patch in Loomis opened Saturday and f ...

Vandals put a damper on Northside Elementary School project

COOL – An act of vandalism last weekend quashed Northside Elementary School’s plans for its student pumpkin-growing project, but school officials are trying to make hay ...

Marijuana left as payment for produce

For the past two months, there has been a very simple system at Tumbling Creek Ranch in Ophir. Michelle Murray and her husband, Dave, grow butternut squash and pumpkins, collect th ...

Pumpkin parade – celebrating a fall favorite

Pumpkins — they’re the symbol of fall. The bright orange orbs delight children at Halloween and make delicious pies for Thanksgiving. But their versatility goes way beyond that ...

Great gourds - It's Community Festival time once again

Pumpkins are getting pumped up. No, they’re not lifting weights and no, a doping scandal hasn’t been uncovered, but the orange gourds that appear at the annual Auburn Communit ...

Community Festival turns thoughts to scarecrows, giant pumpkins

Enormous pumpkins, whimsical scarecrows and costumed kids — you’ll find them all at the Auburn Community Festival Saturday, Oct. 18. The 12th annual festival held in Auburn fe ...