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Posted 9/6/2016 6:37pm by K Fitzgerald.

So, it is said that September 22, 2016 is the first day of Fall.  Pumpkins planted in the Spring and Summer are preparing to make their way to you.  Just a few leaves are starting to fall in Virginia, the nights are beginning to get a little cooler, and pumpkin flavor is now in stores for coffee, cookies, and just about anything else a pumpkin lover can dream.  The sun is still warm during the day, but daylight is starting to last just a little less each day.  Fall is a time of reflection as we once again realize how fast summer passes, a new school year begins; and well, we know that colder season will come far too quickly for some of us. 

Posted 3/1/2016 4:32pm by Kim Fitzgerald.

So, you worked diligently to make and freeze your pumpkin puree in the fall, and now with the weather warming up, you may have a little Spring fever.  We have added a new pumpkin ice cream recipe, so pull out a container of that frozen puree and give it a try.  Let's celebrate March, sunshine, 70 degrees, and pumpkins!  (Of course in Virginia, we may get snow again within a week in March, but we can celebrate the sunshine today!) 

Posted 11/10/2015 2:13pm by K Fitzgerald.

The weather continues to change, the leaves are almost gone from the trees, the pumpkins and gourds that were carved for Halloween are being replaced with decorative pumpkins and gourds for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that to me means celebrating by reflecting, recognizing our blessings, spending time with those that we care about, eating good food (but simple - no stress!), laughing, relaxing and sharing with others. 

Posted 10/6/2015 8:13pm by Fitzgerald.

Today we officially began welcoming customers to our new site.  

Posted 9/15/2015 11:52am by Kim Fitzgerald.

Had to put on a jacket yesterday morning for the first time this season, which means pumpkin season is really here.  The warm, sun-kissed afternoons follow, and then cool evenings again.  Just a few more days left of our official summer.  Enjoy, and think about your upcoming favorite pumpkin holiday! 

Posted 6/3/2015 10:41am by Henry Fitzgerald.

Planting, planting, and more planting.   The corn is planted, the soybeans are planted, and the pumpkin seeds are going into the ground as this is being written.  It has been a little dry here until yesterday, and we are so thankful for this rain.  It is hard to believe it is June, school is out for the summer, it is time for vacation, and we are planting fall produce!  While many are planning for relaxation, we are picking up speed on the farm. 

Posted 1/20/2015 11:34am by K Fitzgerald.

Chores include taking soil samples to decide how much fertilizer to apply to the fields, preventive maintenance on equipment, organizing, cleaning, ordering supplies and budgeting.  Whew!  Some of these chores are similar to other industries, and some are very different.  The colder days make us want to take cover in the shop, and the warmer days encourage us to enjoy the sunshine.

Posted 11/17/2014 8:25am by K Fitzgerald.

Thanks to a reader, we have added our links to our Facebook page, pumpkin definition page (Wikipedia), trivia page (History) and the Virginia Pumpkin Growers' Association.  Please continue to let us know what you need.

Posted 7/26/2014 2:35pm by KFitzgerald.

Rain, we are always talking about it.  Did you get any rain?  How much rain did you get?  We sure need rain.  Whew, I wish it would stop raining.  There are children's poems about rain, songs about rain, and beverages named for rain.  When was the last time you thought about what an impact that rain has on your life?  Rain is a subject of conversation that we all have in common, and a true necessity for the earth.  Rain provides so much for us all.  Are you thankful?