Homegrown pumpkins

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

In the light of the Harvest Moon, The Hollies homegrown pumpkins have now been cut and brought from the fields to both the Farm Shops. Richard and Cyril have been growing the pumpkins since May and nurturing them to bring them onto the different shapes and sizes and tones of ornage that they have become today. Click here for our previous blogs about Richard’s pumpkin growing. Our homegrown pumpkins can be used for autumnal decorations, along with our homegrown gourds. They are great for the obvious halloween carvings and also make a delicious soup. Here is BBC Good Food’s pumpkin soup recipe Homegrown pumpkins The Harvest Moon is a traditional term for the full moon occurring in autumn, usually in September. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to autumnal equinox and the Hunter’s Moon is the one following it. The names are recorded from the early 18th century. Farmers traditionally benefit from working longer days during a full moon, as there is no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for several days following the actual date of the full moon. Pumpkins are available at both The Hollies Farm Shop, Little Budworth and Lower Stretton, prices vary depending on weight. The average price is £2.25 per pumpkin.

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