Pumpkin harvest underway

ST. PAUL– A new report from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture shows that the state’s pumpkin harvest this year is underway.

The autumn’s cool weather and high levels of moisture have produced a great crop, according to some farmers.

Minnesota-grown pumpkins should be available at area farmers markets soon, if not now.

Other locally grown produce available this time of the year include apples; root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots; cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and varieties of squashes.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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