Grown by Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wisconsin, this massive gourd weighed in at 1810.5 pounds. That’s about the weight of a fully functional Smart Car!
Believe it or not, the photo to the left depicts a pumpkin that weighed almost 700 pounds less than the one Chris Stevens hauled to Stillwater early in October. This one weighed a “mere” 1138 pounds. That’s still an awful lot of pumpkin pies.
Some of us have had a hankering for a good pumpkin pie for quite a while!
Pumpkin was in rather short supply in 2009. By January 2010, many stores had no canned pumpkin on their shelves.
Suffering through a recession is bad enough without having to deal with a shortage of pumpkin!
I am happy to report that my sources tell me that the great pumpkin shortage has now ended. That’s extremely good news.
Pumpkins are one of the most versatile foods on the planet. You can eat the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers of the pumpkin plant. When ripe, the noble pumpkin can be boiled, baked, steamed, or roasted
Pumpkins are high in fiber, low in fat, and loaded with anti-oxidants and potassium. Cultures throughout the world have used pumpkins to make savory stews, soups, and some of our favorite desserts.
Here at Queensboro, we’re eager to once again sample one of favorite flavors of fall. Bring on the tasty pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin breads, and other pumpkin treats. We’re ready!
If you’re heading out to pick out a pumpkin or enjoy any of the other delights of autumn, you’ll stay cozy in the lightweight comfort of fleece. Right now, we’ve got a great collection in the Fleece & Towels section of our budget pleasing website at prices that will make your accountant smile like the friendliest jack o’ lantern in the neighborhood.
Please feel free to share some of your favorite pumpkin recipes, pictures, and stories in the comments section below. We’re interested in hearing from you.