Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

Peak Pumkin Season

Written By: Joe Melillo

The weather may be getting colder but that’s good news for pumpkin farms as they prepare for peak picking.

Peak Pumpkin Picking
 


October 8, 2012

Twin Tiers (WENY) - The weather may be getting colder but that's good news for pumpkin farms as they prepare for peak picking. At Smithhome farms in big flats the owners are excited about how their crop turned out this year. They expect to sell more than 200 each weekend over the next few weeks. Today was military appreciation day at the farm and any veteran could come and get one pumpkin for free. The Maureen Smith says able to give them away because this summers dry weather was perfect for growing pumpkins.

      “We'll actually the pumpkins actually prefer a little bit dryer weather we had to hand water the pumpkins this year but if we had a choice we'd rather have it a little bit more dry than wet. If its too wet the then the stems rot,” says Smith.

     Smithhome Farms is open every weekend through October from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pumpkin prices range from one dollar to ten dollars depending on size, of course.