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October 3, 2019
Virginia Pumpkins Arriving Now on Farms, in Stores and at Farmers’ Markets
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, VDACS, 804.786.7686

October is Virginia Pumpkin Month. We could tell you that pumpkins just entered Virginia’s list of Top 20 Agriculture Products with more than $10 million in sales last year. Or we could extol the health benefits of eating pumpkin in pies, purees, salads, soup or stuffed casseroles.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services cuts right to the chase, however, and reports that fresh pumpkins are arriving daily at pick-your-own farms, farmers’ markets, roadside stands, grocery stores, big box stores and even lumberyards.

You can find fresh, Virginia Grown pumpkins near you at VirginiaGrown.com. Enter “pumpkins” as the Product Name/Description and then search “all” for ten pages of listings. Or narrow your search by entering a county or zip code in the “where” box.
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Editor’s note: for photos of Virginia pumpkins on farms and at retail, please see https://www.flickr.com/photos/vdacs/albums/72157710416875191. Please add “Photo courtesy of VDACS” to anything you use.


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