Your SouthCoast Pumpkin Could Be Contributing To Climate Change

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By now, you’ve no doubt seen pumpkins and other seasonal squash in stores or farms on the country roads winding through the south coast.

After all, it’s mid-September.

Fall and all that comes with it is big business around these regions. We may not be New Hampshire or Vermont, but southern New England can offer quite a spectacular fall color fest.

The South Coast is pumped for pumpkin season

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While many along the ocean live for the summer, fall provides a welcome respite from the heat and humidity. Wagon rides, apple picking, pumpkin carving, cooler temperatures, football and brightly-colored falling leaves serve to usher in the holiday season here along the south coast.

The South Coast is pumped for pumpkin season

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The South Coast is pumped for pumpkin season

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The South Coast is pumped for pumpkin season

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When pumpkin spice everything – from coffee to scented brooms – starts to reappear, and Acushnet’s Apple Peach Festival fills the air with music and the smell of homemade treats for sale, sane people ask, “Is- it too early to get the pumpkin?”

Some people place store-bought pumpkins on the front porch in September while others prefer to pick their own in early October.

The South Coast is pumped for pumpkin season

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When to “get the pumpkin” depends on what you plan to do with the thing. Romper.com has a pumpkin patch full of ideas on when you should get a pumpkin, what to do with it once you have it, and what to do with it once you have it. ended.

When pumpkin season is over and it’s time for Christmas decorations, be careful how you dispose of your pumpkin.

Did you know that throwing your pumpkin in the landfill creates greenhouse gases and adds to woes of climate change? Who knew?

Your SouthCoast Pumpkin Could Be Contributing To Climate Change

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The south coast is full of great local farms with locally grown produce and pumpkins to pick from the fields or off the shelves. Some even offer wagon rides and corn mazes.

Perhaps consider buying a white pumpkin, which is becoming increasingly popular in these areas, to offset the traditional orange pumpkins used for fall decorating.

Your SouthCoast Pumpkin Could Be Contributing To Climate Change

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Pumpkin and apple picking makes for a fun Sunday afternoon family outing and helps the local economy.

Here is a sampling of some farms in the area that you might consider.

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