Pumpkin patches growing strong for fall
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:17:44 GMT —
umpkin patches are beginning to turn orange and farmers are predicting a positive outlook for the rest of the growing season.
The crop looks good
but in general I think were little bit smaller than last year
," Jimmy Spencer, Pond Hill Farms Owner said.
o far the
crops outlook is positive. At Jacob's Farm in Grand Traverse County, farmers say this summer's weather has created an excellent crop.
What you want is ample and not excessive moisture and you want warm temperatures to set the fruit and we've had that
," Steve Fouch, Jacob's Farm Owner said.
oth farmers say that prices likely will not go up
, but they believe the demand will due to an increased popularity in pumpkin flavored products.
For those of us who really love fall
that pumpkin taste and pumpkin
smell you know really is just something you only get one time a year," Spencer said.
nd even though it's not officially fall
visitors to the farms say it's ok to get the season started early.
They just make me smile I think they're great just make you want to touch them
maybe sit on one
," Annie Gustavson, Pond Hill Farms customer said.
brings back a lot of fond memories from my childhood
U-pick pumpkin patches will likely be open to the public at the end of September.