pumpkin pie http://hppr.org en Canned pumpkins aren’t grown for their looks. http://hppr.org/post/canned-pumpkins-aren-t-grown-their-looks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Thanksgiving, hungry families all over the country will finish off their holiday meal with a little slice of the Midwest. That’s because the vast majority of all pumpkin that comes from a can and winds up in a pie got its start on a vine in Illinois.</span></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 06:00:59 +0000 Peter Gray 24837 at http://hppr.org Canned pumpkins aren’t grown for their looks. From Pumpkin Patch to Kitchen Delight http://hppr.org/post/pumpkin-patch-kitchen-delight <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seeing photos of my granddaughter’s visit to a pumpkin patch reminds me why these seasonal venues draw visitors from miles around.&nbsp; Walking among vines to eyeball and then pick and carry home these great orange globes connects people to the soil that grew that particular squash and to the sun and rain that nurtured it. It’s like holding an electrical wire and getting the full buzz, only without the shock and spasms.</span></p><p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 06:00:04 +0000 Karen Madorin 24037 at http://hppr.org From Pumpkin Patch to Kitchen Delight