In Search Of The Great Pumpkin!

We’re well into Fall and it’s pumpkin time around here! If you’re in search of your own great pumpkin adventure then read on – we’ve listed some places you can seek out your perfect pumpkin.

This Saturday head to Apple Jack Orchards in Delano.
Hours: 10:00AM to 6:00PM everyday.
Enjoy family fun activities like:
-Pantry Cafe & Bakery, Apple Market & Old Barn Gift Shop – also open weekdays
-Free Play Area & Animal Park – also open weekdays
-Wagon Rides – also on weekdays
Below are weekends only:
-Jumping Pillow
-Corn Maze
-Pumpkin Patch
-Cow Train
-Pony Rides
-Apple Cannon
-Corn Pit
-Face Painting All weekends through Oct 28

Other great places to Get a perfect pumpkin:

Cub Foods, Walmart, Target, Menards.

Pine Tree Orchard
450 Apple Orchard Rd, White Bear Lake

Afton Apple Orchard
14421 South 90th Street , Hastings MN

How to pick a great Pumpkin 

1. Make sure it is visually appealing, evenly a deep orange. The shape is just whatever appeals to you. If it grew on its side and has a flat spot, you can either make that the make or use it as part of your design!
2. The pumpkin is free from cuts, soft spots, bruises. The flesh should feel hard, and not give easily.
Infections can invade easily and cause rot.
3. Make sure the stem is attached.

What to do with all those seeds?
Toasted Pumpkin seeds
1 ½ cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons butter, melter
Pinch of Salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. While oven is heating put seeds in bowl with melted butter and salt. Coat seeds thoroughly and spread in a single layer on cookie sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and let cool. Enjoy!

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