Piles of pumpkins

Growing up in Minnesota, my favorite season was Fall. I loved jumping in piles of raked leaves, going to the State Fair, eating caramel apples... and the crisp cool temperatures.

Fall in Florida these days is almost nonexistent, with our seemingly endless heat waves. It just doesn't seem like it's October!

This afternoon, I stopped by Hydro Harvest Farms in Ruskin to see what's pickin' and to say hello to owner John Lawson. He has pumpkins... lots and lots of pumpkins. Halloween is in the air!

I also found orient express eggplant, Nevada summer crisp lettuce, basil, tarragon and stevia, among other things, ready for the picking.

If you're in the area on Oct. 24 from noon to 3 p.m., stop by for the farm's 4th Annual Boo Fest. Wear your costume for special treats. In addition, there will be races and games, face painting, pumpkin painting and decorating contest.

Hydro Harvest Farms
1101 Shell Point Road East
Ruskin, FL (813) 645-6574

1 comment:

mvmaithai said...

That's a beautiful Asian eggplant! It is really cold in Chattanooga, TN, in the high 40s today, so count yourself lucky to be in Florida! I hope to see some good fall colors in the next week or so.