It’s the great pumpkin
Published 6:00 am Wednesday, October 21, 2020
With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner the demand for pumpkins is great this time of year, and pumpkins continue to be a popular specialty crop among Virginia farmers.
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, pumpkins were Virginia’s ninth most valuable field crop in 2019, generating an estimated $14.6 million.
Virginia pumpkin growers harvested 5,600 acres in 2019, up from 5,200 in 2018 and 3,200 in 2017.