It’s pumpkin mania at Keewaydin Farms. Fall is in the air and people need their pumpkin fix. The carving pumpkin (not to be confused with the pie pumpkin) is the only crop we grow that people don’t actually eat, so it’s a bit of an oddity, an idiosyncrasy in our story of nourishing people. How would you describe what the carving pumpkin does for our culture? Is it entertainment, tradition, nostalgia? I appreciate the pumpkin as a cross-over crop; a vegetable we make art from, decorate our porches with, and teenagers smash in the street. What other vegetable has the seasonal charm to bring us together like the carving pumpkin? 

~Joy