Prime time for pumpkins

VERMONT Its that time of year once again, and true Halloween gurus know that those fake cardboard or plastic pumpkins just wont cut it. Authenticity is key, and what better way to support local businesses than to get out and purchase some Vermont grown pumpkins?

There are literally hundreds of locations scattered throughout the state where the potential pumpkin purchaser can meet their perfect match, just look for the orange globes anywhere alongside a country road.

But, just in case you need something more specific, why not try the Charlotte Barry Farm, located just off Route 7. They are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and offer pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.

Once you are finished choosing your future jack-o-lantern, check out their collection of locally produced goodies inside.

Throughout the summer we sell strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries and we offer patrons the opportunity to pick-their-own, said employee Lynnette Delisie of Vergennes. We also offer locally harvested items from several farms, like maple syrup and apples. The information about which farms they come from is all on the packaging.

The Berry Farm is also selling decorative gourds and squashes.

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