It’s finally here, the time of the year we have all been waiting for…pumpkin season. With autumn starting to show its true colors, pumpkin-orange starts popping up everywhere. Jack-o’-lanterns on most doorsteps, pumpkins in the grocery store, on television, in scary movies and of course in the food we all love.

 Fun Facts on Pumpkins

  • The largest pumpkin pie ever made weighed 350 pounds and was over five feet in diameter. It used 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs, and 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin. Wow…
  • 80% of the pumpkin supply in the United States is available in October.
  • Pumpkins are 90% water and contain vitamin A and Potassium.
  • Pumpkins range in size from less than 1 pound to a gargantuan 1,000 pounds!
  • The top pumpkin production states are Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania and California.
  • They originated from Central America.
  • Pumpkin farmers, on average, grow 12,000 to 14,000 pumpkins each year!

If you decide to break the world record for largest pumpkin pie ever made or would just like to cook up some pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin soup, or anything with pumpkin in it make sure to visit your local Sparkle Market to get your pumpkin products!